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Transforming HR: Microsoft helps Omesti, Microimage unveil HCM cloud platform in Malaysia

AvantiKumar | April 25, 2016
'Disrupt or be disrupted,' said Microimage HCM Asia's Harsha Purasinghe, at the launch of a first-of-its-kind HR cloud solution in Malaysia.

Dinesh Nair -Microsoft Malaysia 

Photo - Dinesh Nair, Director, Developer Experience & Evangelism, Microsoft Malaysia.


Malaysian IT solutions provider Omesti Group's technology partner Microimage HCM Asia said it has launched a first-of-a-kind HCM Cloud solution, which will help bring digital transformation to human resource management.

During the recent launch in Kuala Lumpur, Harsha Purasinghe, director of HR solutions provider Microimage HCM Asia, said the HCM Cloud solution offered HR professionals to meet challenges presented by the disruptive nature of Cloud, social, mobile and analytics trends.

Businesses need to remodel their processes, said Purasinghe."Disrupt or be disrupted: companies need to rapidly respond and transform in order to attract the best talent, keep employees engaged, enable smoother collaboration across the organisation and manage performance."

"Taking HR into the digital era is the only way organisations will be able to keep pace," said Purasinghe, adding that by 2020, more than 50 percent of the global workforce will constitute millennials, a generation that has grown up with digital technology.


Photo - Harsha Purasinghe, Director of Microimage HCM Asia.

"Now we have come to an era which calls for a digital transformation," he said. "We have wiped the slate clean and come up with a fully interactive and visually appealing platform, which leverages the power of key digital technology drivers."
 Mobile-first, cloud-first world
 Also present, productivity and cloud solutions company Microsoft Malaysia's Dinesh Nair, director, Developer Experience & Evangelism, said: "In an increasingly mobile-first, cloud-first world, cloud computing continues to change the way businesses reach their customers, and in today's hyper-competitive environment, ISVs [independent software vendors] are on the leading edge of this change, by lending the necessary expertise to help ready customers make the necessary transition to cloud."

"For this reason, we are very excited to be working with Microimage to bring their world-class solutions to the global marketplace," said Nair. "With this partnership, organisations of all sizes looking for speed and agility in cloud computing will be able to turn to Microimage to leverage 21st century innovations borne from the cloud itself."

Microimage HCM Asia's Purasinghe said organisations can develop more open communication, social collaboration, instant feedback, more frequent assessments and also reinvent the performance review process by moving to digital platforms.

In addition, organisations can use video, social and mobile to drive on-demand learning anytime anywhere on any device. Knowledge sharing and continuous learning for employees will also become far more streamlined.

He said the all-new Microimage HCM Cloud, which was first launched to audiences in Asia last month, was helping companies to maximise the full potential of digital while receiving a consumer grade user experience that is intuitive and interactive. 

The solution works seamlessly across all devices including mobile, said Purasinghe. "HCM Cloud enables seamless scaling across functionalities, where organisations can further innovate and deliver compelling services to all their stakeholders. This is true digital transformation of HR."

He said the solution, which operates on Microsoft's Azure Cloud service, now offers a comprehensive platform from Core HR to talent management. Features include advanced organisation set-up for multi-country/group structures, advanced workflows, configurable business rules, natural language query and people analytics across all functions. Apps for iOS and Android provide fully mobile functionality.

Microimage HCM Asia, which was first identified by Malaysian public-listed Omesti Group in 2014 as an innovative HR technology partner, was later formally established in Malaysia to bring cutting-edge HCM solutions to South East Asia and beyond.

Commenting on the launch, Mah Xian-Zhen, Omesti group executive director, said, "This new solution brings an entirely new level of sophistication and intuitive working for HR professionals that will help them engage with the talent of tomorrow. We are delighted to be able to bring HCM Cloud to organisations across the region."


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