Microimage HCM Asia Enters Australia Market With 8common
Kuala Lumpur, 1 December 2014: Microimage HCM Asia (MIHCM Asia Sdn Bhd) and 8common Limited of Australia (ASX: 8CO) have confirmed a partnership where 8common will act as the channel partner for a suite of leading-edge HCM (human capital management] solutions from the Microimage portfolio.
Harshsa Purasinghe, CEO of Microimage said, “Our portfolio of HCM solutions helps organisations manage all aspects of their human capital management to deliver cost and operational efficiencies. We are delighted to enter the Australian Market in partnership with 8common and we look forward to working closely with the 8common team to extend their enterprise solutions offering with our leading-edge HR technology.”
Nic Lim, CEO of 8common Limited said, “HR solutions are very complex requiring strong methodology, deep experience and comprehensive support resources. The Microimage HCM solution suite demonstrates these qualities and has been delivered to clients globally since 1995. Combining the blue chip client base of Expense8 with the Microimage solution, we are confident that we can build a successful partnership in Australia.”
Microimage has extensive proven R&D expertise in designing comprehensive HCM solutions which help facilitate HR planning, recruitment, retention and development programmes. Rewards systems, training and performance management modules are also part of the portfolio. Over the years, it has implemented HR solutions for over 600 customers across many industry verticals and has more recently extended its product range to leverage the power of cloud, mobile and social technologies. The cloud-based Social Performance Management System Workswiftly.com is one example of this and serves as an informative and interactive social feed, capturing goals assigned to employees along with comments posted by peers and superiors on progress.
“Cloud adoption, disruptive technology and changing software pricing models are what we are seeing across all markets. The opportunities are significant and we are well-positioned to benefit from this.”
Since its IPO in late August 2014, 8common has moved quickly to form new partnerships to enhance its offering within its original Travel and Expense (Expense8) and Real Estate (Realtors8) product verticals. The entry into the HR space is in-line with its ambition to own and represent a suite of enterprise solutions which will facilitate cross-sell and efficient management of channel partners. This latest agreement marks the further expansion of 8common into the HR software solutions space following its recently announced proposed acquisition of an established SaaS delivered HR survey product.