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Technology One delivers SaaS solutions to NZ Govt agencies

Central Agency Shared Service joins WorkSafe and Statistics NZ as HR and payroll customers
  • Rob O'Neill (New Zealand Reseller News)
  • 17 July, 2018 10:50
Ed Chung (Technology One)

Ed Chung (Technology One)

Technology One has delivered its human resources and payroll software to New Zealand’s Central Agency Shared Services, covering Treasury, the State Services Commission and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The software will be delivered as-a-service in a five-year contract to automate pay for New Zealand Government employees and contractors across the agencies.

“The Treasury, with its fellow CASS agencies, brings our growing stable of software as a service customers to eighteen, and in New Zealand joins WorkSafe New Zealand, and Statistics New Zealand,” Technology One CEO Edward Chung said.

The configurable off-the-shelf software was delivered on time and on budget, he said.

"The trust we have built with the New Zealand Treasury over six years providing finance solutions shows how we can leverage a 99 per cent customer retention rate into a strong SaaS growth engine that keeps our customers ahead of the technology curve," Chung added.

Chung said the focus of Australian and New Zealand government on security and "sophisticated enterprise SaaS requirements" is driving adoption – along with Technology One's track record of delivery.

“Our true multi-tenanted SaaS platform delivers unprecedented economies of scale – providing high performing software reliably and securely, with a highly available infrastructure that has redundancy built-in at every level," he added.

Technology One is Australia's largest enterprise software company and one of Australia's top 200 ASX-listed companies, with offices across six countries.It has over 1200 customers using its software.

In 2014, the Auditor-General criticised aspects of the CASS set-up.

"It is not yet clear whether CASS provides a useful model for the public sector to follow," the Auditor-General reported. "Many lessons have been learned from setting up and operating CASS.

"Although some improvements have been made along the way, more are still needed. The central agencies did not follow best practice in setting up CASS.

"CASS was set up by the intended date, but important and fundamental aspects of the change were not done well."

In April, Reseller News reported the State Services Commission was considering pulling some of its functions out of CASS.