User Group August 2007 - EmployeeConnect HRIS
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User Group August 2007

The EmployeeConnect User Group meeting in Sydney last week was a tremendous success. The meeting was held on Thursday 23rd August at the WatersEdge restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour. We had over 30 users in attendance, from all around Australia and New Zealand, representing companies from 20 to 12,000 employees. We were also fortunate to have our partner, Gridpay, in attendance.

Rob Sharp, HR Director from Panasonic opened up with how Panasonic cut costs, streamlined HR and improved performance with an integrated HRenterprise and outsourced Payroll strategy. Rob walked us through the implementation journey and gave us an engaging overview of how they intend to use the EmployeeConnect workflow engine to manage their QA process. He summarised that the value of an end to end solution exceeds the sum of the individual components and offered advice for a successful implementation. A very informative and engageing session. Thank you Rob.

Robert James, our newly appointed General Manager, then walked us through the latest HR functionality paying particular attention to the SQL reporting tools and how to get the most out of them.

Finally, Craig MacDonald, EmployeeConnect Technical Director, walked us through the EmployeeConnect development schedule discussing the Toolkit, Absence Management module and gave us sneak preview of what’s to come in V6.0 of the EC engine, and HR V3.0, due for release March 2008. Watch this space!

The session was then opened up to the users, looking for feedback on service, training and product strategies. We gathered valuable feedback and suggestions, some of which have already been put in place.

But the highlight was the networking opportunity where users chatted amongst each other and our staff, offering insight into how the EmployeeConnect product suite adds value to their business. Thanks to all the attendees for taking the time to talk with us before and after the event.

We were thrilled with the outcome and planning will start soon for the next one. If you wish to be involved please contact us. To all those who made it a success, Thank You.

Stay tuned for more information about the next EC User Group.

Ari Kopoulos

CEO at EmployeeConnect