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First looks S/4 HANA 2022 including SAP HXM
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S/4HANA 2022 including SAP HXM - First looks

Good news for customers who want to keep
SAP HXM or Payroll longer

S/4 HANA 2022 including SAP HXM – First looks

Good news for customers who want to keep SAP HXM or Payroll longer

Many of you likely know, SAP previously announced their “End of Life” dates for the current SAP ECC solutions. This is 2027 with extended maintenance up to 2029. 

Previously, the only option for customers seeking a long-term Payroll solution was to switch to the Employee Central Payroll (ECP) option.

At the same time, many customers have been migrating their core ERP solution to the S/4HANA release.  Payroll, including HXM, can be  installed into this environment using a compatibility pack, but it would require installing the EHP 8 version into the system.

Here comes S/4HANA 2022 with SAP HXM Embedded

SAP has recently released the S/4HANA 2022 release, which now includes SAP HXM integrated into its core package. This provides customers moving to S/4HANA with a simpler landscape and upgrade options. Customers will no longer have to use compatibility packs or go through separate upgrade processes.

This also means that SAP HXM is now part of the standard SAP supported solution until 2040. This allows customers who are not quite ready to upgrade to SuccessFactors to continue utilizing this solution in the foreseeable future.

“With SAP extending the HXM solution and making it available on S/4HANA up until 2040 gives the customers the most flexibility over the coming years. Customers have the option to maintain their current Payroll and HR systems, and replace parts or all of their HR functionality with SuccessFactors at a time that suits their business needs. SpinifexIT solutions enhance the capabilities of standard SAP HXM and SuccessFactors, enabling customers to continue take advantage of their existing HXM solution with specialized solutions for reporting, document generation, data copying, and implementation/migration tailored to HXM and SuccessFactors.”

Founder and Chief Solution Architect for SpinifexIT

What is the difference between the ECC Version and S/4 HANA 2022?

Well, other than providing the HXM solution, which includes most of the commonly used features such as Payroll, Employee Infotypes, Organizational Data, Time Evaluation and more, there is not much new. This is primarily a technical delivery, but it allows for upgrades with minimal changes.

As part of this delivery,the transactions, tables, code, etc. remain largely unchanged. Over time, it may receive additional enhancements ahead of the ECC version of SAP, however, the majority of SAP’s product development efforts will continue to be directed towards cloud solutions such as SuccessFactors. 

In addition, certain advanced features such as the Payroll Center, which previously required separate installation, are now included in the core delivery.

This also means that SAP HXM is now part of the standard SAP supported solution until 2040. This allows customers who are not quite ready to upgrade to SuccessFactors to continue utilizing this solution in the foreseeable future.

SpinifexIT Solutions on S/4HANA 2022

To support our customers, we will also be setting up a complete S/4HANA landscape for Development and Support. As part of our 2023.R1 release, we will be collaborating with SAP to certify it on the S/4HANA 2022 release. 

In the next few months of 2023, SpinifexIT will release a S/4HANA specific release.  This release will include new features for customers who are migrating to S/4HANA. Easy Reporter, in particular, will have a new user interface that is Fiori-enabled and aligned with the S/4HANA design. Additionally, the default reporting capabilities for decluster tables from the Payroll Control Center will be included to take advantage of the HANA performance. We are committed to continue to enhance this version and align our other solutions with the HANA version in the future.

Customers Upgrading to S/4HANA 2022

While the standard SAP upgrade process and SUM Tool (SAP Upgrade Manager) will apply to many customers, those looking to maximize the benefits of migration may choose to use the SpinifexIT Migration Solutions. These solutions allow for customers to perform tasks such as consolidation of naming conventions, deletion of unused configuration, and selective migration of employees of payroll history. Whether you want to streamline your configuration or just move the latest decade of payroll data, the migration solution can help you achieve those goals.

The SpinifexIT solutions, Easy Migration and Easy Go Live, are designed for this purpose.. Infact, during our internal testing, we found that these solutions made the migration process extremely efficient. For example, by using these solutions, we were able to quickly copy the Australian Configuration and data for 20 employees, including historical payroll results, infotypes, and organizational data, to the new S/4HANA system. Within just two hours of setting up the test system, we were able to run payroll and validate it against our ECC 6 EHP system, where the configuration and data originated. This highlights the ease and speed of our migration solutions.  You should discuss this possibility with your implementation partner on using these solutions as part of the migration.

The Easy Suite solutions can be used not only for migrating and implementing SAP HXM, but also for day-to-day operations. While many of our customers are familiar with the capabilities of the Easy Suite, they may not be aware that we also offer migration solutions to speed up the migration process. These solutions can help you to make the transition to SAP HXM as smooth and efficient as possible.

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SAP and SAP SuccessFactors

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SAP and SAP SuccessFactors

Jump start your career in SAP & Software development
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SAP & Software Development!

SpinifexIT Academy

  We’re proud to announce the launch of SpinifexIT Academy! 

The SpinifexIT Academy, which will run for two months and be led by some of the company’s most qualified employees, is an important part of our commitment to the local community in the Philippines. The valuable time spent training the graduates and providing them with an opportunity to apply their skills in real time is also a key component of our commitment to ensuring the success of our talents.

 Providing a strong foundation to build a career upon
Bringing new talent to a company is always a valuable investment, and our fresh grad program is no exception. New graduates bring with them a fresh perspective, new ideas, and a willingness to learn and grow. They are an invaluable asset to any company, and we are excited to see what the next group of talented individuals will bring to the table.
 
Half of the fresh grads will work on our Strato HXM solution, while the other half will work on our SAP Payroll Productivity Suite. These solutions are essential to helping organizations be more productive, streamline their operations, and increase employee engagement.

This year, we are excited to expand the program to hire:

Developers
Testers
Consultants
Devops
  Recognizing the invaluable addition to the organization

Our first batch of graduates hired in 2022 was a huge success. Despite the challenging times during the pandemic, SpinifexIT was able to provide gainful employment to these young professionals and help them jump start their career in software development in the world of SaaS and SAP SuccessFactors. The group worked on several projects under the Strato HCM solution suite. They were trained by our top developers who also recently represented SpinifexIT in an AWS conference. Following their completion of the program, SpinifexIT absorbed and hired 5 graduates for the QA and Testing team and another 5 for the development team.

  Investing in the future of the organization and community

At SpinifexIT, we value the importance of guiding fresh grads in their careers and believe that this initiative is important not only for the organization, but also for the community as a whole. In February 2023, SpinifexIT plans to hire 20 additional fresh graduates to join our team. I am excited to see what the next group of talented individuals will bring to the table and am confident that they will help us to continue to grow and succeed.

Get in Touch

If you are a fresh grad looking for an opportunity to start your career,
Please message us below or at [email protected] for more information on how to apply to our program.

Shortcuts to Payroll Reporting with SpinifexIT Solutions on SAP Store 
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Unlock the shortcuts
to Payroll Reporting.
Discover Easy Reporter.

SAP’s spotlight blog featuring SpinifexIT’s flagship reporting solution for SAP Payroll, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, and Employee Central Payroll.

Unlock the shortcuts
to Payroll Reporting.
Discover Easy Reporter.

SAP’s spotlight blog featuring SpinifexIT’s flagship reporting solution for SAP Payroll, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, and Employee Central Payroll.

Shortcuts to Payroll Reporting with SpinifexIT Solutions on SAP Store
By Rajiv Nema, SAP Digital Commerce
Undoubtedly one of the most refreshing aspects of working with our partners on SAP Store is the sheer simplicity they often bring to everyday business tasks. For example, take Easy Reporter by SpinifexIT, a solution for HR and payroll departments. Easy Reporter works with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, and SAP ERP Human Capital Management (HCM) to bring together payroll data for reporting. As a result, a task that could take days is done in minutes. 
Darren

“Payroll data typically resides in multiple systems, and the SAP software is sophisticated and multifaceted. Our solution merges all that data and calculates it for reporting. It’s designed for end users, who need only the Easy Reporter interface to create their reports; no IT skills required.”  

Founder and Chief Solution Architect for SpinifexIT

Easy Reporter comes with prewritten report templates that can be used “off the shelf” or as a baseline template. Business users can generate their own formats without coding and make changes on the fly to best suit their needs. “For companies with a lot of complex payroll variables – those that are unionized, for example, or rely heavily on contract labor – this can streamline processes and help them realize efficiencies,” he remarked. In these cases, extensive variabilities in work categories, payment rates, tax implications, and so on significantly complicate reporting. And the target customers? “Any enterprise that uses SAP software for payroll and HR processes.”    

Get Easy Reporter and explore the rest of SpinifexIT’s solutions for SAP and SAP SuccessFactors
Get Easy Reporter and explore the rest of SpinifexIT’s solutions for SAP and SAP SuccessFactors
From Records to Reports: A Single Streamlined Solution

A typical customer of SpinifexIT starts with around 30 reports that they identify to help them run their business. But, as their business evolves and more reporting needs become apparent, customers often scale and build hundreds of reports within 12 months, helping them deliver value and information across their enterprise. It truly streamlines their ability to access and distribute data. 

Based in Melbourne, SpinifexIT has hundreds of customers throughout Australia, North America, Europe, and APAC. The company began back in 2003 when Darren and his colleague Darren Pithie – the two Darrens – recognized that their consulting clients were all building pretty much the same reports. “They were working in silos and creating overhead for IT, who had to maintain the software and handle change requests,” he remembered. “We knew we could deliver a product for everyone, covering the basic requirements and adding more functionality. Several of our customers were glad to work with us to create and evolve the product. After six or seven years of working nights and weekends, we decided to go on our own.”

They came up with a name using “Spinifex”, a hardy desert grass, “because we’re really tough.”

Since then, the company has grown to 100+ employees based primarily in Melbourne and the Philippines, with sales and consulting offices in the U.S. and Europe.

Products have expanded to include Easy Migration for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll, which helps customers migrate to the cloud, and Easy Go Live for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll to simplify implementation. In addition, employees can use Easy Help Desk for SAP ERP HCM for troubleshooting and addressing inquiries quickly. Other options from SpinifexIT available on SAP Store include add-ons for document distribution, data anonymization, and region-specific functionality.

“Customers usually start with Easy Reporter because reporting is the most time-consuming process,” Darren noted, “and then add other relevant options as needed.” 

SpinifexIT was along for the ride when SAP acquired SuccessFactors about 10 years ago. The team gradually incorporated SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central into the reporting engine, transitioning to the cloud while retaining and improving the integration with SAP Payroll Processing
on-premise.

Collaboration with the Ecosystem: A Calculated Strategy

One key growth strategy for SpinifexIT, Darren told me, has been collaborating with SAP’s ecosystem of partners. Having been part of that ecosystem for most of their careers, working with related companies in a technical capacity with SAP payroll software, that’s come naturally – and has been entirely intentional. “SAP’s partners frequently take on the presales role, managing implementations, and helping customers in an advisory capacity in many different regions. Often, other partners reach out to us to join forces on the customer’s behalf.” As for SAP Store, he said, “Our visibility has increased significantly, which has accelerated the number of opportunities we get from customers globally, and it continues to build momentum.”

Why not check out some of the great partner solutions on SAP Store, starting with Easy Reporter?

SpinifexIT team building 2022
SpinifexIT team building 2022 1008 740 SpinifexIT

Finally. After over two years of working from home, SpinifexIT’s Manila team got together for a face-to-face team-building session on June 3, 2022, at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City, Philippines.

This event, led by SpinifexIT’s Manila Office Manager Janine Calaunan, started with a short program and welcome speeches from Global Solutions Architect and Manila head Gregory Tutt and Sr. Human Resources Manager Nico Gasendo

Newly hired team members from 2020 and onwards were then introduced, after which the team bonded over dinner and drinks and a scenic view of the Manila Bay sunset. 

Despite the pandemic, SpinifexIT has hired 66 new talents in Manila, its entire team now counting at 142 across the globe. 

Global Solutions Architect and Manila head Gregory Tutt
Guess how many takes you need for a big group like this 😀

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Payroll Heroes 2022
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Heroes don’t always come in capes. Payroll experts — our own workplace heroes — work behind the scenes to make sure payroll day arrives without a hitch. They work tirelessly to ensure the company’s financial stability and that the team gets what they work hard for.

Come meet our Payroll Heroes this year.

Cyndee Greenwood

STAR ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

    

1. What do you love about what you do? 

I love working at The Star’s People and Performance department! I love working in a supportive and collaborative team environment, where I can use my experience in human resources and IT to manage business applications and provide strong business/data analysis and reporting capabilities. I really enjoy working with stakeholders to deliver strategic initiatives through a consultative approach to streamline processes.

2. As a payroll specialist, what are your proudest achievements?

I commenced working at The Star about 14 months ago (without a payroll background). In a short amount of time, I have been able to both understand and contribute value within the payroll team and on the SAP implementation project by managing the reporting stream.

3. In what ways have SpinifexIT solutions help you run a perfect payroll?

The role SpinifexIT played with our implementation of SAP was around understanding our complex payroll and finance processes across a large organization.

We had a workshop session with representatives present to agree to a solution that will ensure consistency and accuracy in reporting, as well as simplify some of our complex reporting needs.

We worked closely with Randy, Tony and Kim to deliver a high quality solution for our reporting needs. Thank you for making this a wonderful experience!

Heidie Mientjes

SODEXO

1. What do you love about what you do? 

I love the idea that payroll is an essential service. None of us work for free, so I feel that a job in payroll aligns with my ethical values in trying to be the service that no one notices by getting things right.

2. As a payroll specialist, what are your proudest achievements?

There have been a few of moments that I’m proud of. Overall, the amount of knowledge that I have gained in payroll has helped me move into different roles, so my payroll career has never been boring, and I have met some amazing people!

I have been able to assist in reasonably smooth transitions from legacy payroll systems to SAP, and in doing so, improving payroll processes for both sites and employees.

I have also been part of a remuneration project in my previous role and felt good about ensuring that people have been paid correctly and satisfied that the company I worked for was trying to do things right.

I also am happy that my payroll experience has given me the ability to read and understand awards and EA’s which has helped me help my family and friends, as well as my “customers.”

3. In what ways have SpinifexIT solutions help you run a perfect payroll?

When I first started in payroll, Easy Help Desk was a great tool to help me learn and understand all the facets that made up an employee record. It was great to have all the employee’s master data and pay information in one transaction. For someone who had little experience in payroll when I started, EHD was an invaluable tool.

Now using Easy Reporter is wonderful because I have the ability to only use one transaction to gather information, where previously I had to use many transactions to get the information I need, and it wasn’t necessarily in a format that I wanted.

Explore our solutions that help our #PayrollHeroes deliver great work!

Easy Reporter

Build, schedule, and send HR and payroll reports on-time.

Easy Documents

Produce custom employee documents, statements, and letters using your latest HR & payroll information.

Easy Help Desk

Confidently and quickly address HR and payroll inquiries.

Easy PCC

Take advantage of additional configuration checks and proactive reconciliation features to run perfect payrolls.

Easy Balance

Validate data and eliminate errors in your US and Canadian SAP payroll and tax reconciliation.

Easy STP

Ensure your payroll is error-free and ATO-compliant — minus all the trouble.

Why going paperless is good for your HR and payroll teams
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Shifting to a paperless setup isn’t easy especially if your team has been used to printing, signing, and storing documents in file folders. There are many reasons, however, why digitizing your processes and going paperless will prove beneficial in the long run – especially for your HR and payroll teams.

1. Level up your efficiency

Document generation and preparing HR and payroll related paperwork is a key part of business, but manually creating, sending, and managing employee and payroll documents take up time. From creating templates to making sure these documents are error-free and sent on-time to the right person, your HR and payroll teams spend hours on this administrative process alone instead of dealing with other equally crucial tasks.

By digitizing your processes and going paperless, you won’t have to constantly create documents from scratch and run the risk of sending the incorrect information or exposing your sensitive payroll data to unintended recipients, which proves to be costly in many ways.

Document generation tools such as Strato have automated workflow features, customizable templates, and file management tools that can help boost a team’s efficiency and productivity.

Investing in a document generation solution also means getting to use other features such as pre-scheduling the sending of documents and receiving automated notifications, routing, with the ability to approve and affix digital signatures, having the ability to include multiple translations (for global teams), and more.

Strato extends the capabilities of your SAP SuccessFactors workflow automations.

2. Ensure compliance and security

Signing important and sensitive documents on paper could lead to a lot of problems — such as accidental data exposure, which could result in breach of confidentiality. Opting for a fully digitized automated process, for instance, means only the intended recipients, such as employees and their managers, are allowed to view and sign the document.

Automation features such as those by Strato offer increased security by following SAP SuccessFactors triggers based on SAP SuccessFactors data fields. This minimizes exposure risks by keeping it within the system and requiring little to zero manual intervention.

3. Contribute to the environment. No, really.

Going green used to be just a buzzword or a PR stunt to make a company look good. These days, consumers and businesses take climate change and sustainability issues seriously — and they’ll want to partner up with an organization that cares about the same thing.

Going paperless and digital is a good step for your organization to reduce their carbon footprint, save on resources, and show that you’re in it for the long haul.

In 2021, in particular, SpinifexIT’s Strato solution for SAP SuccessFactors saved a total of 2 millions sheets from being printed on. Think about how much your organization alone can make a difference.

4. Make substantial savings on cost and other resources

In one of our customer success stories, a mining company saved thousands in significant annual operating costs when it implemented Strato to manage and automate their recruitment documents.

Of course, the return of investment takes time, and going paperless and digital may require some initial funding; however, the impact in terms of efficiency and operational upkeep means you’ll save money and resources in other areas too.

Most importantly, your team gets to manage employee documents more efficiently, stay compliant, and spend time and resources on other crucial aspects of the business – which is time and money well spent.

Happy Earth Day, human!


If you’re considering going paperless and exploring our document generation solution, Strato,
send us a quick message. Our team can sit down with you and show you a demo of how Strato can help your team reduce go paperless and reduce your carbon footprint.

Women in Tech
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Women are no strangers in tech.

The industry is run by passionate, smart, and skilled women who get the job done and do it well – and we’re lucky to have a lot of them here at SpinifexIT.

This Women’s Month, we’d like to highlight a few of the cool techies here at SpinifexIT. Get to know them, their stories, their challenges, and what it means to be a woman in tech today.

 

Ilona
Web Developer



What made you want to be a developer and be part of the tech industry?
I wanted to be a developer because it’s something new and very non-traditional. I feel inspired when I know that what I create can help a lot of people make their life easier.

What were the internal and external challenges you faced while learning to code or being part of a male-dominated industry? How did you overcome them?
I experienced being treated unfairly at my previous workplace, but I overcame this situation by thinking positively.

What would be your advice to young girls interested in learning how to code or join the tech industry?
It is very challenging work, but always think that it will push you to be a better version of yourself, bug after bug.

Tiff
Quality Manager



What made you want to be a part of the tech industry? Tell us your story.
As a fresh graduate, I was told that most jobs in the tech industry pays well, and I didn’t want to be left behind! With my almost non-existent Mandarin skills and zero background in SAP HR, I started out as an SAP Data Management Analyst for China and Hong Kong accounts.

As I navigated through the SAP world, I became more interested in the product itself and how it helped companies, especially with how it transforms HR and payroll departments.

In addition, technology is ever-evolving. This gave me a chance to be part of several projects with different hats and roles to play, such as Service Delivery, Change Management, and Support Management.

Now in SpinifexIT, I have the opportunity to learn more from the testing and QA perspective. There’s endless possibilities and learning in the tech industry. The culture around it also suits me – I like being surrounded by passionate people all geared towards change and transformation, which makes the experience exciting and worthwhile.

What were the internal and external challenges you faced as a manager or being part of a male-dominated industry? How did you overcome them?
One of the skills that I feel I need to constantly develop is communication, more so in this work from home setup. I’m proud to see my teammates performing and still being efficient while working from home. I have a small team but everyone is unique, with different working styles and personalities. So I’m figuring out different ways in bridging the distance with effective and timely communication.

We also have a very structured release schedule, and I wanted to improve on motivating the team in all situations. Hopefully, I will be, or am able to show the bigger picture, highlight and present the importance of the tasks to the team, and inspire motivation. It is a work in progress, and I stay optimistic and have the confidence that all things will work out.

Thankfully, I have not felt discriminated against in the companies I’ve joined, as I’ve had amazing ELTs and SLTs who treat us as co-equals. I see it in my new work family as well, where everyone is empowered to accomplish great things.

What would be your advice to women who want to take on leadership roles?
Go for it! By any chance, if there are still some inconsiderations, there is always hope for change. Stay humble, be driven by passion, remain professional at all costs, and enjoy the ride.

 

Ava
Full Stack Developer



What made you want to be a developer and be part of the tech industry? Tell us your story.
Ever since college, I loved solving logic problems and turning my algorithm solutions into running programs. I felt I was good at it, so I pursued being a software developer after graduating.

Even though college was quite a blur (I don’t know how I passed my Java subject!), I appreciated programming more as a young professional. I relearned what was taught in college, took training left and right to improve my craft.

After being assigned to various industries, I gained experiences and learned from the people I’ve worked with.

Looking back on those years, I know there were ups and downs and love-and-hate feelings with my job. However, I always come back to the realization that I find fulfillment in what I do.

What were the internal and external challenges you faced while learning to code or being part of a male-dominated industry? How did you overcome them?
I think my biggest struggle as a developer is finding the balance on how much we should accommodate a client’s requests and efficiently explaining to them why things won’t be possible (given the timelines) or why things are better off another way.

It’s a challenge to build a good rapport with them and make them see you as a competent developer rather than just someone who they rely on making a program or system for them.

Knowing the product technically and functionally, including the client’s business processes, helped me gain respect and trust from the people I work with. It’s also a skill to be explain technical processes – while making it understandable – to clients or colleagues.

As an introvert, I usually get “sidelined” in the team while the more outspoken guys get their way. Many times I would struggle to be more assertive and confident during discussions and brainstorming sessions for my ideas to be considered. It took confidence and the needed knowledge on the topics to be heard and be able to keep up with my colleagues.

What would be your advice to young girls interested in learning how to code or join the tech industry?
It’s fun to be in the IT industry, and it’s cool to be a woman who does well here. 🙂 You should never get discouraged or intimidated by people saying that “It’s a man’s world.”

It’s already 2022 and women are slaying it in whatever field they choose. 😉 It may sometimes be challenging, but as long as you’re passionate about what you do, it will always be worth it.”

Jill
Business Analyst



What made you want to be a developer and be part of the tech industry? Tell us what inspired you.
Before I got into the industry, I thought people there seemed so cool and brilliant. I still think we still are. 🙂
On a serious note, I wanted a career that would make people’s lives easier, and clearly that’s what technology does.

What were the internal and external challenges you faced while learning to code or being part of a male-dominated industry? How did you overcome them?
You need to keep up with the fast- paced and changing trends, so what I do is I find a way to hone my skills, whether the company will provide me with the platform and opportunities or not. I enroll in different trainings outside and inside the organization, take tasks as challenges and see them as an opportunity to get better at what I do.

What would be your advice to young girls interested in learning how to code or join the tech industry?
If you are in the process of building your career, it’s crucial that you work with people who will nourish, inspire, and mentor you.

Ask the important questions. Asking will build your knowledge and contribute to your learning process and development.

Don’t be afraid to speak up. Deliver it in a professional way with accurate data to back up your ideas or suggestions or if you’re pushing back.

Landz
ABAP Developer



What made you want to be a part of the tech industry? Tell us your story.
In my college years, when I shifted to another course, which is Computer Applications, I really enjoyed it and since then, my jobs have been related to it.


What were the internal and external challenges you faced as a manager or being part of a male-dominated industry? How did you overcome them?
When I was a student, I already realized how few women there were in the field, and I got used to it, so it didn’t really bother me. Though the tech industry is male-dominated, my peers/people I worked with do not make me feel discriminated. In fact, I appreciate being able to learn from them or anyone, since I get to see their point of view and how they work.

What would be your advice to young girls and women who want to be part of the tech industry to advance their career and become leaders?
If there is an opportunity, grab it. Don’t be afraid to ask questions because we don’t know everything. Seek help to get through the transition and enjoy the process.

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from Your CFO

SpinifexIT CFO Christina Mulcair’s no-nonsense advice to women who want to step up in their careers.

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During the Pandemic

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SpinifexIT supports Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is an organization that seeks to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what programmers look like and do.

SpinifexIT, in partnership with One Tree Planted, plants 200 trees in Australia
SpinifexIT, in partnership with One Tree Planted, plants 200 trees in Australia 1008 740 SpinifexIT

In 2021, SpinifexIT’s Strato solution suite for SAP SuccessFactors document automation and generation saved a total of 2 million sheets of paper from being used and printed on.

Two million sheets is equivalent to 200 trees being saved from being put to use to print offer letters, contracts, and many other HR and payroll documents.

To thank our customers for choosing Strato, and to further offset our carbon footprint, we’ve partnered up with One Tree Planted to save the Australian forests from further deforestation and to help restore its habitats vital for Australia’s diverse wildlife.

Tree planting initiatives like these will not only protect the Australian wildlife today, but would also reduce the risk of catastrophic impact from wildfires and other climate change related disasters in the future. This Valentine’s Day, we have donated 200 trees to the organization to match the number of trees saved by our Customers through the use of Strato.

Strato Solution Architect Gregory Tutt shares, “Aside from the many benefits of digitizing HR and Payroll documents, we also looked into Strato’s potential environmental impact. We have had customers who regularly have to print pay slips, offer letters, and contracts all the time, and when there are some things that require changing or updating, these have to be reprinted and sometimes mailed over once again. By automating the document generation process and removing the manual steps around it that may lead to potential errors, and by making pertinent employee documents easily available for electronic signing, sending, and safekeeping, we incrementally make a positive impact not only to our customers’ productivity metrics and cost savings. We also make our world – our only home – more livable not just for us, but also for the diverse species that inhabit it with us today and in the future.”

Learn more about Strato

Hit the button above to request a quick meeting or a discovery call to learn more about what Strato can do for your organization. Meanwhile, take a look at our recent Customer Success Story. With Strato, our featured customer was able to improve their shared services team’s efficiency with Strato by up to 90%, and saved a total of 1.5 million dollars in terms of labor costs, system costs, and more as of today.

Strato: Automating key processes and driving business efficiency
Strato: Automating key processes and driving business efficiency 1008 740 SpinifexIT

A mining company saved hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in cost by streamlining its recruitment process with Strato. Find out how.

Strato is the featured solution in this SpinifexIT Customer Success Story. We’ll talk in particular about how a global mining company overcame their recruitment and shared services challenges and save resources by using the solution.

The Challenge

A mining company with thousands of employees globally has a high recruitment volume. Normally, they produce 30,000 job offer letters yearly. On top of that, they have a database of 250 offer letter templates, all manually created by a shared services staff. This setup would often lead to entering incorrect data or using the wrong template, which would lead to more mistakes or issues down the line.

The Solution: Strato

In 2019, the company implemented Strato, a cloud-based solution that automates SAP SuccessFactors document generation and management processes. It helps HR and payroll teams streamline the process of creating, routing, sending and storing employee documents.

The Result

Since using the solution, the company has made significant savings, maximized their efforts and resources, improved employee satisfaction, and even made a significant environmental impact.

Watch the full story here:

The Numbers with Strato

$500K AUD

first-year savings
in annual operating costs

$1.5M AUD

year-to-date
cost savings

90%

improvement
in process efficiency

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SpinifexIT Names Brendon Andrews-Warmuth VP for Product Enablement and Delivery (EMEA)
SpinifexIT Names Brendon Andrews-Warmuth VP for Product Enablement and Delivery (EMEA) 1024 752 SpinifexIT

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Frankfurt, Germany – SpinifexIT Deutschland GmbH announced today the appointment of Brendon Andrews-Warmuth as Vice President for Product Enablement and Delivery, EMEA.

Brendon will oversee the company’s product enablement and solution delivery in EMEA and MEE and his appointment is a key milestone in SpinifexIT’s continued growth strategy across both regions.

Brendon Andrews-Warmuth joined SpinifexIT in 2016. His extensive strategic expertise with SAP Payroll and HR, SAP SuccessFactors, the SpinifexIT solutions, and technology market skills enabled Brendon to provide immediate value to SpinifexIT’s expanding customer base in Australia, New Zealand, and the Asia Pacific region. 

In 2018, Brendon transferred to SpinifexIT Deutschland GmbH as a Regional Solution Architect where he was integral to the expansion of SpinifexIT’s customer and partner engagement ecosystem, as well as its local consulting and delivery practice. 

Brendon will report to Mathew Katakis, SpinifexIT Chief Operating Officer and will oversee the expansion of the SpinifexIT solutions in the EMEA region. In this role, Brendon will be responsible for leading solution enablement for our customers and partners and ensuring alignment with SAP’s HXM strategy and global SaaS best practices.

Mathew Katakis says, “SpinifexIT has always been a customer-first company and strategic partner of SAP. This strategic decision is in line with our mission to be the leading global provider of software solutions for SAP Payroll, HR and SAP SuccessFactors customers. Brendon’s extensive solution architecture and consulting background as well as his customer engagement skills will help SpinifexIT strengthen its value proposition in the market and further expand its foothold in the EMEA and MEE regions.“

Brendon’s extensive solution architecture and consulting background as well as his customer engagement skills will help SpinifexIT strengthen its value proposition in the market and further expand its foothold in the EMEA and MEE regions.

Mathew Katakis


About SpinifexIT

SpinifexIT believes that with the right technology and the right partner, you can accomplish your SAP SuccessFactors HXM and Payroll goals with confidence.

Whether you are just beginning your cloud HXM journey or you have already moved to the cloud, SpinifexIT’s innovative solutions will help guide you by driving Payroll and HR operational efficiency and automation, improving payroll processes, improving operational and transactional reporting, increasing data accuracy and anonymization, minimizing compliance risks, and supporting both migrations and new SAP SuccessFactors implementation projects.

SpinifexIT’s world class solutions are leveraged by many Fortune 500 companies worldwide and run on SAP’s on-premise, hybrid, and cloud platforms. The solutions include Easy Migration, Easy Go Live, Easy Reporter, Easy Clone and Strato Documents. SpinifexIT is an SAP silver partner and its solutions are available at the SAP Store.

Brendon Andrews-Warmuth

Brendon Andrews-Warmuth

VP for Product Enablement and Delivery, EMEA