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Testimonial - APN

APN News & Media (ASX: APN) is one of the region's most broadly-based and successful media companies. Apache assisted APN by providing an application integration suite between their various HR applications and their ERP system. This solution provides an end-to-end HR and Payroll processing system for the entirety of APN’s operations, and provides a comprehensive reporting database for financial reporting and cost projecting.

APN News & Media (ASX: APN) is one of the largest and fastest-growing multi media companies in Australasia. APN publishes New Zealand’s leading metropolitan newspaper, The New Zealand Herald, and is the largest operator of radio broadcasting and outdoor advertising in Australasia , as well as one of Australia’s leading regional publishers.

APN are committed to increasing efficiency within the organisation, and with such a variety of operations spread out over all of Australasia, this often presents challenges. One key project involved the consolidation of all payroll processing to their New Zealand data centre and end to end integration with their ERP/Financial system. With thousands of employees, millions of payroll transactions and complex and varied business rules, this presented a unique challenge.

Apache assisted APN by providing an application integration suite between their various HR applications and their ERP system. This solution provides an end-to-end HR and Payroll processing system for the entirety of APN’s operations, and provides a comprehensive reporting database for financial reporting and cost projecting.

With constantly changing requirements, a number of legislative and industry standards to comply with and a tight timeframe, this was a project that required careful analysis and project management to achieve. By using industry standard project management methodologies, and through thorough analysis and documentation, Apache delivered the solution on-time and on-budget.

“We found Apache easy to work with. They fully understood the business issues that we were trying to address and delivered a quality solution on time and on budget.” said Len Lever, Finance Systems Project Manager for APN Shared Services. “Apache continue to provide support for our payroll solution and APN have since engaged them in a number of other projects.”

Founded in 1998, Apache is a leading IT consulting company, providing clients with the opportunity to grow their business through the adoption of leading software solutions. With offices in Southeast Queensland, Apache supports a client base of over 140 including APN News and Media, The Oaks Hotels and Resorts, Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Living and Leisure Australia.

Through investment in qualified personnel and new technologies Apache is able to build and maintain long term relationships with clients ensuring they are positioned to take advantage of best of breed business solutions www.apn.com.au.

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