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Neller Wins 2006 IBM System i Best On Demand Solution Offering Award with LANSA-based solution

  • 27 June, 2006 08:15

<p>LANSA-based solution recognized for outstanding use of on-demand technology</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia — June 26, 2006 — LANSA announces that its Solution Partner Neller Pty Ltd has won the 2006 IBM System i General Manager's Award for Best On Demand Solution Offering, Asia Pacific.</p>
<p>Neller, a LANSA partner since 1999, received IBM's award in recognition of its outstanding use of on demand technology in its LANSA-based “Preceda Hosted” solution that automates Human Capital Management. Through web browser delivery with quick response times and a productive UI, Neller has developed and retains a single code base for both hosted and in-house customers, who enjoy the benefits of an extensive technology refresh and functionality upgrade.</p>
<p>Nick Lambert, IBM's vice president for System i in Asia Pacific, presented the award at IBM's annual strategic planning conference held in Bangkok, Thailand, recently and praised Neller's achievement, "Neller is a trusted partner for IBM’s System i ASP and on demand solutions. Our collaboration with leading ISVs such as Neller has assured that System i continues to be the market leading server synonymous with innovation, reliability and cost effective management demanded by our enterprise customers."</p>
<p>Neller has been a leading provider of computerized payroll and people management systems for the Australia and New Zealand marketplace since 1976. Neller's Preceda application, with integrated modules for Payroll, Human Resources and Labour Management, is used by over 350 blue chip organizations including Woolworths, the largest corporate employer in the region with 160,000 people.</p>
<p>In Asia Pacific, Neller pioneered “Software as a Service" (SaaS) as a scalable and profitable business model adding a new high-growth revenue stream to its existing business. Its SaaS offering, Preceda Hosted, was introduced as Preceda eBureau in 2001 and is now used by over 160 corporations, including Allianz Australia, Australian Grand Prix, Australian Rugby Union, Borders, Citylink Melbourne, Cochlear, Fone Zone, Greater Union, HCF, Hertz, Ikea, Jetstar, JTB Australia, Medibank Private, Medical Benefits Fund (MBF), Siemens, Singapore Airlines, STA Travel, Sony Australia and Toll Holdings.</p>
<p>Andy Brown, executive chairman at Neller, said, "Years ago we recognized that the future of payroll and HR applications is to give both employees and local manager on-demand control, by providing intuitive and fast Web access that can be managed centrally. We are delighted to have helped our customers empower their employees and local managers and save them significantly on their administration costs at the same time."</p>
<p>Gordon Davies, LANSA’s Vice-President Asia Pacific, who attended the award ceremony said, "Neller is a most deserving winner of this IBM award. As a leading regional ISV in a global software industry, which is increasingly subject to vendor consolidation, Neller has gone against the tide by retaining its independence while growing both its revenue and the range and quality of services. With this award IBM has brought Neller’s impressive achievement to the attention of a wider audience."</p>
<p>About Neller
Neller Pty Ltd, with offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, was founded in 1976 and is a pioneer developer of computerized payroll systems in the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific market place. Neller's HR solution is used by 350 clients including several of the largest employers in Australia, as well as many smaller and medium sized companies. Neller's blue chip client list includes Woolworths, Pacific Dunlop, Blockbuster, Hagemeyer and MBF. A LANSA Partner since 1999, Neller was the 2005 LANSA Asia Pacific Partner of the Year.
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<p>About LANSA
LANSA is a software company that develops, sells, supports and services the LANSA cross platform suite of Application Development and Application Integration software. LANSA was founded in 1987 with an original goal of producing solutions that take the pain out of software development and maintenance. Today, with over 225 employees worldwide, LANSA supports 7,000 customers, including 300 Business Partners, in more than 67 countries. The LANSA Product Center - based in Sydney, Australia - houses the research and development team. For more information visit:</p>
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