Konica Minolta launches Prokom user group in Australia

Sydney, Australia – Konica Minolta Australia has announced the launch of Prokom, Konica Minolta’s independent global community of commercial print users, to its Australian customers.

Prokom offers market research, information and practical tools to help commercial printers be more productive and more profitable. The Prokom program provides its members with the opportunity to share ideas, develop and grow efficient digital communication services, as well as express their own voices and cross-pollinate with others in the industry. Prokom has Konica Minolta customers from Europe, United States, and many other countries, as members.

Prokom also provides opportunities for members to connect, learn and grow through networking events. They can actively engage with Konica Minolta’s senior management about their priorities for future design, functionality, technology and services while building profitable long-lasting relationships.

Sue Threlfo, general manager, production and industrial print, Konica Minolta said, “Konica Minolta Australia’s decision to support Prokom locally demonstrates our continued investment in our customers, and the wider industry. Our aim is to build an environment for our customers to transform through education, networking and shared experience. Each month, the Prokom team identify a relevant topic that is designed to support our customers to grow or ideas for effective management their business. Konica Minolta also sees it as a way to aid in the development of cutting-edge industry relevant solutions.”

There are significant management and operational benefits from being a member of Prokom including:
– make better-informed decisions based on the latest industry information and reviews
– network with other business leaders
– use resources better with business planning and project management tools
– create new business opportunities by improving sales and marketing activity
– run a better business with help and advice on managing cashflow, recruitment and operational improvement
– improve through e-learning courses
– save time and money by viewing the latest tips and tricks videos
– get advice from a global network of other Konica Minolta users
– acquire valuable insights and knowledge from product reviews and user forums.

To become a Prokom member, Konica Minolta customers are invited to register here. A valid Konica Minolta serial number is required upon registration.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments.

A global leader in the provision of multifunction printers, digital print presses, industrial print products, 3D printers, robotics and enterprise content management, Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes.

Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers.

Striving to create new value for customers, our vision is to be a global company that is vital to society, and one that is innovative, robust and constantly evolving. Konica Minolta was awarded the Human Rights Award 2018, for showing leadership in human rights in business.

For more information: konicaminolta.com.au/prokom

Upstream announces exclusive distribution partnership with Folderit

Sydney, AustraliaUpstream has announced it has signed an exclusive distribution partnership with Folderit, the most user-friendly document management software (Capterra 2017).

Folderit is a cloud-based document management platform for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) for storing, sharing and approving digital documents. This solution is ideal for SMBs wanting to start their journey to a paperless environment with a secure, safe and easy option.

Folderit offers features SMBs expect from a document management solution without the cost associated with large enterprise-grade solutions. It includes basic approval workflows with alerts and notifications, optical character recognition, full text search functionality, folder permissions, custom metadata, and version control as part of the software.

Upstream, an expert in document management solutions (DMS), has partnered with Folderit to provide the Australian market with a new offering that bridges the gap between the very simple DMS and the complex options.

Scott Crosby, CEO, Upstream, said, “Many companies require more than just simple cloud-based document storage solution, yet don’t need all the bells and whistles of the more sophisticated DMS. That’s where Folderit can add value.”

Companies with high-volume transactional documents, high user access requirements, a distributed workforce or multiple touch points could find Folderit an ideal solution. With affordable pricing models that offer unlimited user access and substantial storage, Folderit makes cloud storage, access and sharing across internally and externally a viable option particularly for SMBs in industries such as accounting, construction, engineering and law.

Scott Crosby said, “For SMBs, storing files on their computers or local servers can create risks. Scenarios such as drive failure, fire or theft are all real risks to SMBs and could mean the loss of many important documents if there are no backups. With Folderit the documents are stored securely in the cloud, giving business owners peace of mind.”

Folderit provides unlimited licensing, letting SMBs start with as few or as many licenses as the business requires, providing a way to control costs, an important factor for a growing SMB.

Scott Crosby said, “Upstream is excited to bring Folderit to its customers. With exclusive distribution rights in the Australian market and the document management expertise of the team, Upstream is well-positioned to help SMBs looking for easy-to-manage document and workflow solution to benefit their businesses.”

About Upstream Solutions
Multi-award recipients, Upstream are experts in document, content and print management solutions, architecting and delivering customised solutions for any industry. Pioneering some of the most innovative applications of business workflow processes, Upstream can help map your digital transformation journey. With some of the industry’s best software and hardware partnerships, Upstream is the trusted partner to over 3,000 Australian companies. Upstream’s solutions improve efficiencies and optimise business processes such as Accounts Payable Automation, POD, HR onboarding, Compliance, as well as document storage and retrieval. Upstream are focused on helping businesses work smarter, digitally. For more information, visit www.upstream.com.au.

Y Soft appoints Andy Lau as regional sales manager, Singapore

Y Soft® Corporation, a leading enterprise office solution provider today announced the appointment of Andy Lau as regional sales manager, Singapore with a focus on Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Andy’s role includes supporting Y Soft’s partners in pre-sale, sale, and post-sale engagements while collaborating with internal teams; providing sales training for partner teams on Y Soft’s integrated workflow solutions platform and hardware solutions; assisting with trade shows and events; and managing Y Soft’s Global Operational Excellence (GOE) project delivery process with partners and their clients.

Andy has more than 12 years’ experience in the market. He was previously part of the technical team for Toshiba Malaysia, where he was responsible for the installation and configuration of YSoft SafeQ for its customers, customer training, and managing managed print service project deployments. Prior to that he was part of the corporate presales and solutions team for Toshiba.

Andy Lau said, “There is a vast opportunity for organisations in this region to leverage flexibility and simplicity in processes in their daily work. Workflow solutions are definitely the way forward for organisations that can find the right partner to support them with minimal maintenance requirements and the technical knowledge to make the most of the technology.

“I have been studying, strategising, and deploying Y Soft’s print management and advanced document capture solution, YSoft SafeQ, since its introduction into the Malaysian market. I believe it has limitless growth potential. The long-term return on investment with Y Soft is a benefit for many customers and prospects, and I look forward to helping our partners demonstrate that in the region.”

Adam O’Neill, managing director – Australia and New Zealand and sales manager – APAC, said, “We are excited to welcome Andy to our team at Y Soft Singapore. With a combined technical, project delivery and pre-sales background, Andy brings enormous value to our partners and their customers through his experience with the Y Soft range of products and consultative, customer-first approach.”

About Y Soft 

Y Soft provides intelligent enterprise office solutions that help build smart business. Our YSoft SafeQ workflow solutions platform is used by corporations and SMB organizations to manage, optimize and secure their print and digital processes and workflows. Our 3D print solutions are focused in the Education sector where they provide unique workflow and cost recovery benefits.

Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, with offices in North and Latin America, Europe, Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and the Asia Pacific region (APAC). For more information, please visit www.ysoft.com.

Cloud-based print services made possible for customers in Singapore and Hong Kong with YSoft SafeQ

Y Soft® Corporation, a leading enterprise office solution provider, has announced details on YSoft SafeQ 6 use in private and on-premise/private cloud deployments for Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Customers of all sizes are moving to cloud services for many aspects of their business, primarily to reduce server and maintenance costs. Print services, including print, copy and scan workflows, can also benefit from being entirely private cloud-based or partially cloud and partially on-premise, commonly referred to as EDGE computing when an Edge device is used for processing print jobs locally.

Whether hosted by Microsoft Azure, AWS or other hosted data centres, YSoft SafeQ’s full print management features including pull-printing, automated scan workflows, copy and fax services. In addition, YSoft SafeQ’s easy-to-use online dashboard helps administrators manage the print fleet and monitor activity through reports. Customers can also export reporting data directly into business intelligence applications such as Microsoft Power BI or Tableau for further analysis using Y Soft-provided templates.

Wouter Koelewijn, chief product officer, Y Soft, said, “The effort made in re-architecting YSoft SafeQ 6 is paying dividends in our ability to satisfy customers’ needs to move print services infrastructure to the cloud. Y Soft can offer YSoft SafeQ 6 cloud deployment with the same pricing and choice of license or subscription as its current on-premise offering.” 

Allison Correia, senior analyst, Document Solutions, IDC, said, “Companies of all sizes are increasingly moving information to the cloud. Y Soft’s approach to cloud-based print management and document capture provides the flexibility and scalability for IT leaders to implement the cloud computing environment that meets their needs.”

About Y Soft

Y Soft provides intelligent enterprise office solutions that help build smart business. Our YSoft SafeQ workflow solutions platform is used by corporations and SMB organisations to manage, optimize and secure their print and digital processes and workflows. Our 3D print solutions are focused in the education sector where they provide unique workflow and cost recovery benefits.

Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, with offices in North and Latin America, Europe, Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and the Asia Pacific region (APAC). For more information, please visit www.ysoft.com.

Konica Minolta showcasing the future of 3D and manufacturing innovation at Austech 2019

 Sydney, Australia – Konica Minolta is showcasing the future of 3D and manufacturing innovation at Austech 2019, Australia’s premier advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition. The show will run from Tuesday, May 14 to Friday, May 17 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Eric Holtsmark, General Manager – Strategy, Transformation and Technology, Konica Minolta, said, “3D is no doubt evolving. While for many years it has been about prototyping, there is now a real shift into producing end-use parts.

“We are at a tipping point in the industry and those manufacturers poised to leverage the opportunities afforded by 3D technology, in being able to deliver end-use parts, will be the ones that succeed with a speed to market previously not possible. As a partner of one of the leading 3D vendors, 3D Systems, Konica Minolta is in a great position to help manufactures evolve with the technology.”

Featured on Stand AM48 will be the latest technology to demonstrate how additive manufacturing can benefit manufacturers including:

  • 3D Systems Figure 4. An affordable, scalable, fast, and highly accurate 3D printer, with production-grade materials that have been developed for production end-use applications. With its capability to produce high speed end-use durable plastic parts, it is aimed at not only producing rapid functional prototypes, but also short run production plastic articles, to replace traditional end use processes such as moulding, cast urethane, and injection moulding.
  • 3D Systems ProJet 2500. The ProJet 2500 offers highly-precise true-to-CAD parts, with a wide range of materials from ridged plastics, elastomeric, and casting waxes, across a wide variety of applications. The ProJet 2500’s professional part quality offers superior surface finishes and high-edge fidelity for not only prototyping but functional testing, and augmented manufacturing processes such as sort run injection moulding tools and investment casting.
  • MiRHook200. A user-friendly and efficient mobile robot for fully automated pick-up and towing of carts in production, logistics, and healthcare environments.
  • Virtual reality (VR) experience. 3D Systems D2P (DICOM to PRINT) is a stand-alone modular software package that is designed to address and consolidate 3D data from CT scan and DICOM for the fast and simple conversion into VR, and print-ready 3D files. It is used by medical professionals for preoperative surgical planning, and the printing of patient communication and surgical planning models.

Konica Minolta is also running four insightful 30 minute on-stand presentations:

  • Session 1 – Wednesday, May, 15 at 2:30pm
    3D printed orthotics
    :
    A review of the software and processes required for manufacturing orthotics, splints, and braces using additive manufacturing.
  • Session 2 – Thursday, May 16 at 11:30am
    Lightweighting and latticing
    :
    Harnessing the power of a design and manufacturing technique only possible with additive manufacturing for radical product improvement to give business a competitive edge.
  • Session 3 – Thursday, May 16 at 2:30pm
    Declutter and consolidation
    :
    The many ways in which the redesign of products for removal of excess assembled components can radically change an entire business model for the better.
  • Session 4 – Friday, May 17 at 11:30am
    3D Printed Electric Guitar
    :
    A review of the software and processes used to create a fully functional electric guitar using additive manufacturing.

Attendees can register for the on-stand presentations here:
https://www.konicaminolta.com.au/promotions/events/austech-stand-registration

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments.

A global leader in the provision of multifunction printers, digital print presses, industrial print products, 3D printers, robotics and enterprise content management, Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes.

Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers.

Striving to create new value for customers, our vision is to be a global company that is vital to society, and one that is innovative, robust and constantly evolving. Konica Minolta was awarded the Human Rights Award 2018, for showing leadership in human rights in business.

For more information: konicaminolta.com.au/home

 

Vertel establishes Australian compliance for the Telo TE390 and the Telo M5 Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC) devices

Sydney, Australia – Vertel, Australia’s largest privately-owned telecommunications carrier, has met the compliance obligations including a declaration of conformity and RCM labelling for the Telo TE390 and the Telo M5 LTE devices used in their Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) solution.

Vertel is the first Australian company to obtain compliance documentation from an accredited testing organisation. These LTE devices are part of a suite of three devices that customers can choose from as part of Vertel’s fully integrated PoC offering, which is already proving a game-changer for instant team and group communications. Vertel PoC takes all the great aspects of Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and integrates them with the capability of an enhanced voice, data and video messaging application and a choice of mobile networks, all supported by mobile device management. The third device in the suite is the Telo TE590, which is already compliant for Australia.

The Telo TE390 is a basic, portable, LTE handheld device used to bridge instant communications across organisations. It is ideal for use in industry sectors such as security, law enforcement, field services management, logistics, and aged care. The Telo M5 is an in-vehicle device offering boundary-less communication and instant response. It is particularly relevant for use in transport and logistics communications environments. The Telo TE590 is a more fully featured, handheld device with a larger battery, and larger screen that allows for gloved operation, which is proving a preferred option in the local government market.

According to ACMA: “The operation or use of communications equipment that is designed to work in Australia can cause interference with the operation of other equipment, endanger your health or endanger the safety of others.”

Andrew Findlay, executive director, Vertel, said, “This is what makes the compliance with the ACMA standards so important. While the declaration of conformity, Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) labelling and compliance testing process is both stringent and time consuming, we see it as imperative to provide peace of mind to customers that the devices are fit-for-purpose and fit-for use when it comes to specifications such as range, performance, electrical overcharge, and radiation.

“As the importer of the device, it is critical for dealers selling our PoC solution to end customers, and for end customers as well, to be confident that the devices supplied by Vertel comply with ACMA’s standards in Australia. It is both a legal requirement for organisations to use devices with a completed declaration of conformity and RCM label on the device in Australia, as well as an ethical one to ensure that workforce safety is upheld.

“Service Provider organisations can either undertake their own testing and certification or use accredited testing bodies. We have used an accredited testing organisation. Non-compliant or incorrectly labelled devices pose a risk to both the Service Provider and end user. This introduces an unacceptable level of operational risk for all parties. With Vertel, organisations can be assured that they won’t have issues with the performance of devices on the network and that they will deliver as expected.”

[1] https://www.acma.gov.au/theACMA/bringing-communications-equipment-into-australia

About Vertel
Vertel is a wholly-owned, Australian national telecommunications carrier with over 40 years’ experience delivering critical network infrastructure and services to enterprise, government and service provider organisations. With a broad range of fixed and mobile network and cloud services, underpinned by excellence in delivery and on-going operations, we specialise in serving customers with high availability, performance, management and security requirements for business, mission and life-critical operations. As the world’s first wireless carrier to achieve MEF certification for its Ethernet Layer 2 service, we can design, build and deliver carrier-grade connectivity and applications for organisations throughout Australia.

Calix seeks funding to make global shipping carbon-negative

Sydney, Australia – Calix, a multi-award-winning Australian technology company, is applying its core technology platform to make global shipping carbon-negative.

Maritime transport emits around one billion tonnes of CO2 annually, which is about 2.5 per cent of global CO2 emissions.

In line with its drive to reduce CO2 emissions, the European Union (EU) called for a global approach to curbing emissions and commenced mandatory emission reporting for all large ships using EU ports from 2018.

Dr Brian Sweeney, business development manager,  Calix, said “Current International Maritime Organisation (IMO) plans will reduce emissions by 50 per cent. Calix is developing a system with the potential to eliminate the rest.”

Calix has developed a process called RECAST that would reduce CO2 emissions by capturing sulphur and CO2 on the ship. RECAST uses a dry exhaust gas scrubber with zero emissions lime, which absorbs more than 85 per cent of the CO2, and most of the sulphur, and recovers the heat of absorption to add around 40 per cent to the ship’s range, increasing the ship’s efficiency.

Dr Sweeney said, “If RECAST technology were applied to the 25 per cent of high-mileage ships that use 80 per cent of global bunker fuel, our initial estimates indicate the reduction in emissions would make the total world maritime fleet carbon-negative.”

To achieve this, the lime used in a RECAST scrubber must be manufactured in a shore-based Calix process lime producer, which captures the CO2 from the raw limestone. This technology is now being demonstrated at scale in Belgium as part of the Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement (LEILAC) Project, a Calix-led European-Australian collaboration.

Dr Sweeney said, “Initial estimates suggest RECAST could cost less than US$50 per tonne of CO2 emissions saved, making it cost-effective as well as safe and reliable. Calix is currently seeking funding to develop RECAST.

“This is another example of how Calix technology can be used to address global challenges. The world is seeing a number of challenges right now that can only be solved through creative thinking and innovation. Calix continues to be highly-focused on researching and developing solutions that contribute to making a difference to issues such as carbon emissions.”

About Calix

Calix is a multi-award-winning Australia technology company that is developing new processes and materials to solve global challenges.

The core technology is a world-first, patented kiln built in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria that produces mineral honeycomb, which are very highly active minerals.

Calix uses these minerals, which are safe and environmentally friendly, to improve waste water treatment and phosphate removal, help protect sewer assets from corrosion, and help improve food production from aquaculture and agriculture without antibiotics, fungicides, and pesticides.

Calix’s technology has also been adopted overseas, where the company is working with some of the world’s largest companies, governments and research institutions on CO2 capture.

Website at www.calix.com.au

MicroStrategy Appoints Lesley French as General Manager for Australia and New Zealand

Sydney, AustraliaMicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, has announced the appointment of Lesley French as General Manager for Australia and New Zealand.  At MicroStrategy, Ms. French will lead the local team to drive growth across the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) market, as well as manage sales and alliances, marketing and business development, pre-sales, customer success and support, and professional services. She will also work on strengthening MicroStrategy’s local executive customer relationships.

Ms. French has close to 30 years’ experience in the business analytics space. She was a director of Cognos, an IBM company, where she worked for over 20 years leading strategic relationships across commercial and public sector clients. She has also held senior roles at companies including Microsoft, DXC Technologies, and Agile Analytics.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lesley with her wealth of leadership experience at leading software companies and know she will be an incredible asset to the team and our customers,” said Eric Sin, Regional Vice President, MicroStrategy Incorporated. “Her experience will help fast-track our success in the ANZ market as we engage with new businesses to help them on their journey to become a more Intelligent Enterprise™.” 

“Unveiled early this year, MicroStrategy 2019™ introduces a new way for business users to get answers with HyperIntelligence™, a breakthrough class of applications that brings zero-click insights to more users across the entire organisation,” said Lesley French, General Manager, ANZ, MicroStrategy Incorporated.  “Enterprises can now tap MicroStrategy 2019 to build and deploy transformational applications that maximise the value of information and deliver time savings and financial benefits. I’m excited to join MicroStrategy and look forward to supporting our customers’ growth and success.”

About MicroStrategy Incorporated

MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software and services. Our mission is to make every enterprise a more Intelligent Enterprise. MicroStrategy 2019 delivers modern analytics on an open, comprehensive enterprise platform designed to drive business results with Federated Analytics, Transformational Mobility, and HyperIntelligence. To learn more, visit MicroStrategy online, and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

MicroStrategy, Intelligence Enterprise, MicroStrategy 2019, and HyperIntelligence are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

MicroStrategy Scores Highest in Four Use Cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms Report

Sydney, AustraliaMicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, today announced that Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has recognised the MicroStrategy platform, MicroStrategy 2019™, with the highest product scores across four uses cases in the “Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms” report (1).

According to Gartner’s findings, MicroStrategy ranks:

– #1 in Agile, Centralised BI Provisioning Use Case, scoring 4.34 (out of 5)
– #1 in Governed Data Discovery Use Case, scoring 4.24 (out of 5)
– #1 in OEM or Embedded BI Use Case, scoring 4.64 (out of 5)
– #1 in Extranet Deployment Use Case, scoring 4.38 (out of 5)
– #2 in Decentralised Analytics Use Case, scoring 4.23 (out of 5).

“The analytics industry is at a crossroads. Self-service analytics tools lack robust data governance and traditional BI applications are unable to support modern business use cases,” said Michael J. Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. “We believe that MicroStrategy’s newest platform is the most open and comprehensive solution in the market. MicroStrategy 2019 is designed to address the most demanding use cases and go beyond modern BI to deliver HyperIntelligence™, a new category of analytics that empowers more users across the workforce by delivering intelligence through zero-click experiences. For each organisation looking to become a more Intelligent Enterprise™, MicroStrategy 2019 can help accelerate the journey.”

A Recognised Industry Leader

According to Gartner (2), MicroStrategy grew its market share worldwide from 2017 to 2018 for Modern BI Platforms, increasing revenue in that subsegment by 26.3 per cent.

Today’s news is the latest in a line of recent industry recognition for MicroStrategy, including:

– Gartner: Sole Challenger in Gartner’s February 2019 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms
– Dresner: Named a Technology Innovation Leader by Dresner Advisory Services for the Second Consecutive Year
– Ventana: #1 Overall Value Index Leader in Embedded Analytics & Business Intelligence by Ventana Research
– Ventana: #1 Overall Value Index Leader in Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence by Ventana Research

“In our opinion, this recognition reflects the momentum and excitement we’re seeing from our customers and prospects looking to deliver insights to their workforce with Federated Analytics, Transformational Mobility, and HyperIntelligence applications,” said Marge Breya, Senior Executive Vice President and CMO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. “We make it a priority for our customers to be successful with what we believe is the strongest platform offering in the market. We think it’s time for organisations to test-drive MicroStrategy 2019 and capitalise on the next generation of enterprise intelligence.”

Additional Information

– Read our blog: MicroStrategy Scores Highest in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities Report, Once Again!
– Download a copy of the Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms report

Gartner Disclaimer

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About MicroStrategy Incorporated

MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software and services. Our mission is to make every enterprise a more Intelligent Enterprise. MicroStrategy 2019 delivers modern analytics on an open, comprehensive enterprise platform designed to drive business results with Federated Analytics, Transformational Mobility, and HyperIntelligence. To learn more, visit MicroStrategy online, and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 2019, HyperIntelligence, and Intelligent Enterprise are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

References:
(1) – Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms, James Richardson, Rita Sallam, Austin Kronz, 14 May 2019.
(2) – Gartner, Market Share: Enterprise Application Software, Worldwide, 2018. Neha Gupta, Hai Swinehart, et al., 12 April 2019.

World’s best companies turn to Qualtrics to power employee experiences

Leading employee engagement product adopted by over 550 new customers in more than 20 industries in 2018

Sydney, Australia – Qualtrics, the leader in experience management, has announced that the Qualtrics Employee Experience™ Product added over 550 new customers in more than 20 industries in 2018, from global financial services institutions to leading retail companies. Today, there are customers in over 45 countries who use the Qualtrics Employee Experience Product.

Many of the world’s leading brands turn to Qualtrics to improve employee experience and enable high performance organisations with world-class cultures and talent, including Adidas, Deloitte, Disney, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Target, Scoot, Zillow, and more.

“Customers from around the world have turned to Qualtrics to deliver breakthrough experiences for their employees,” said Julie Larson-Green, chief experience officer, Qualtrics. “Our platform, developed in partnership with customers, empowers teams to take action on their insights through the entire employee lifecycle. As a result, a record number of leading companies across industries are now using the Qualtrics Employee Experience Product to improve employee engagement. This is just the beginning, and we will continue to drive more innovation this year with our customers.”

The Qualtrics Employee Experience Product, built on the Qualtrics XM Platform™, delivers real-time employee engagement insights to attract, engage, and retain a world-class workforce for enterprises around the world. The technology allows managers and employees to identify gaps in the employee experience, from recruiting and onboarding to performance management, to improve engagement, raise productivity, and reduce attrition at every touchpoint.

In Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), levels of employee engagement levels are higher than the global average but there is room for improvement. For example, while 63 per cent of ANZ employees are extremely or somewhat satisfied in their roles, 18 per cent of employees are an attrition risk. (1) Companies are finding ways to take action on insights gathered through employee feedback and data to provide This reinforces the need for effective and, impactful employee experiences management initiatives that are driven by feedback and data.

Other highlights for Qualtrics Employee Experience in 2018:

  • The Qualtrics XM Platform obtained top certifications to better serve customers across a variety of industries, including HITRUST, ISO 27001, FedRAMP, and others.
  • Qualtrics announced a strategic partnership with IBM to transform the employee experience, through which IBM World Norms benchmarks are now running on the Qualtrics XM Platform and nearly 100 IBM clients have migrated to Qualtrics.
  • Qualtrics expanded not only its global team of Employee Experience Solution Strategists and XM Scientists, but also its partner network of expert practitioners. Seventy Employee Experience professionals, scientists and consultants joined the Qualtrics Partner Network, who delivered over 350 customer engagements throughout 2018.
  • More than 100,000 employees at one of the world’s largest employers onboarded to the Qualtrics Employee Experience Product.
  • Employee Experience revenue more than doubled year-over-year.
  • Qualtrics was named a leader for Best Employee Engagement Software in the G2 Crowd Grid® for Employee Engagement.

Qualtrics also introduced numerous product innovations, some of which included:

  • Development of world-class programs backed by industry best practices, called XM Solutions, focused on the employee engagement and lifecycle.
  • Complete user interface refresh to improve the manager’s experience to analyse and act on employee data.
  • Addition of Lifecycle projects, such as Lifecycle Automation and Triggers, to make it easier for employers to listen to their teams at key moments.
  • Advanced action plan reporting, which provides leaders with aggregate views to track and manage actions taken within their engagement programs.
  • Adopting core Qualtrics XM Platform technology into the Qualtrics Employee Experience Product, such as Text iQ™, which analyses open text responses from customers and employees to uncover patterns, trends, and insights.

The Qualtrics Employee Experience Product delivers a comprehensive and scalable solution to listen, understand, and take action on improving employee experiences. In addition, the Qualtrics Partner Network provides access to an expansive network of industry specialists with unique expertise to help each company scale and customise their employee engagement programs.

To learn more about Qualtrics and Employee Experience, join the company at its annual X4: Experience Management Summit in Salt Lake City on March 5-8, or visit qualtrics.com/employee-experience/.

About Qualtrics
Qualtrics is the technology platform that organisations use to collect, manage, and act on experience data, also called X-data™. The Qualtrics XM Platform™ is a system of action, used by teams, departments, and entire organisations to manage the four core experiences of business—customer, product, employee and brand—on one platform. Over 9,500 enterprises worldwide, including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 100 and 99 of the top 100 U.S. business schools, rely on Qualtrics to consistently build products that people love, create more loyal customers, develop a phenomenal employee culture, and build iconic brands. To learn more, and for a free account, please visit www.qualtrics.com.

Reference:
(1) Qualtrics: State of Play: Employee Experience in Australia and New Zealand. 2018

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