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New cloud workforce management solution launches

Following on from last year's announcement of its investment in workforce management (WFM) platform Roubler, MYOB, a provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Payroll Software (PS) in New Zealand and Australia, is set to launch a new solution to market designed to help simplify and streamline workforce management for shift-based businesses across the region.

The company says the upcoming release of the new workforce management attachment will mark a new milestone for MYOB's Enterprise division, which will now provide mid-market businesses with the opportunity to combine their ERP, PS and WFM software under a single, seamless integrated cloud platform MYOB Advanced.

As well as being available as an attachment to the new MYOB Advanced People, PayGlobal customers managing larger workforces will also be able to take advantage of the new workforce management solution which can be easily added to their existing software, MYOB says. 

MYOB Enterprise Head of Product, Frank Feustel, says that in order to fulfil their business' growth potential and remain competitive, it is more important than ever for employers to ensure they are equipped with the right tools to successfully manage their ever-changing workforces.

"We have seen from the results of the Ministry of Innovation and Employment's National Survey of Employment Intentions that there is a clear drive amongst mid-market businesses to grow their employee numbers in 2021," says Feustel.

"What's more, 22% of businesses with 20 or more employees are also expecting to increase the number of part-time staff," he says.

"While it is heartening to see such positivity around hiring ambitions, the benefits of bringing new talent into a business can only really be maximised when the whole process is managed well," says Feustel.

"There is a kaleidoscope of moving parts for businesses to manage when it comes to hiring, on boarding and paying new employees, and our solutions have been designed with both business performance and local compliance requirements in mind," he explains.

Complete with features that cater to the needs of shift-based workforces, the new MYOB workforce management offering will be available in New Zealand from early April and Expressions of Interest are now open for mid-market businesses who want to take advantage of the new release.

Capabilities offered through the new solution will see businesses in industries like retail, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing and construction, create and automate rosters based on employee skills, onboard new starters quickly and easily, streamline timesheet approvals, and seamlessly manage workforces across multiple locations.