NBN Co, a government-owned corporation engaged in designing, building and operating Australia's National Broadband Network (News - Alert), has invested in a workforce optimization solution from Quintiq (News - Alert). The investment is expected to enable NBN Co to better manage the activities and costs of its internal workforce.
Quintiq reportedly bagged the Rostering Time & Attendance (RTA) contract following a thorough tender process identifying the company as being the most agile planning and scheduling supplier, best suited to meet NBN Co’s requirements. Reportedly, the contract is part of a multi-million dollar agreement for Advance Planning and Scheduling (APS) software.
The rollout is expected to be underway in areas covering over 3.5 million Australian households and businesses over the next three years.
By generating demand-based rostering scenarios Quintiq software will allow planners to visualize award constraints and violations as well as project costs. The software will also be used for automating the payroll preparation process into the Frontier Chrispay Payroll system. It will integrate with Oracle (News - Alert) E-Business Suite, including Oracle Projects. .
The Quintiq solution will be implemented in a number of phases. The initial deployment will allow NBN Co to generate cyclic rosters based on specified demand requirements. ‘What-if’ analysis will be used at this stage to give planners visualization of possible future scenarios highlighting any potential variations in costing and award violations. In the next stage, Time & Attendance functionality will be incorporated to help manage employee timesheets and payroll approval processes. In the final stage, an employee self-service portal will be created to allow the workers enter work details, preferences and view roster updates online from anywhere in Australia.
Paul Shepherd, director of Quintiq Australia and New Zealand, said the contract marks an exciting time for the company and validates its track record in delivering highly successful workforce solutions.
“Managing a multifaceted workforce demands a dynamic and flexible solution to ensure all business rules and awards are considered. Quintiq has built its reputation on providing workforce solutions with this in mind. We are delighted to be playing a key role in one of Australia’s most important infrastructure projects,” said Mr. Shepherd.
Few months back Quintiq unveiled that American Public University System (APUS), a provider of online higher education focused on serving the military and public service communities and other motivated professionals, had selected Quintiq's Workforce Optimization Solution to support APUS's strategic growth initiatives.
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