Article by Eloise Sutton-Kirkby
on 11 Oct 2013
HRBoss has been awarded Best Cloud Solution at the prestigious SiTF awards. The SiTF Awards, organised by Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), provide recognition to innovative ICT Application / Solution which are developed locally in Singapore.
The result was announced at the annual awards gala, held at the Raffles Convention Centre in Singapore on October 10th. HRBoss beat 6 other finalists in the Cloud/SaaS category to take home the prize, widely acknowledged as the definitive benchmark of excellence in technology innovation across the region.
A thrilled HRBoss country Manager, Julien Arnaud, commented "Winning this award is such an honour and it certainly put us in good company. Previous awardees and this year's nominees represent the best and brightest of Singapore's tech innovation. This is the cherry on the cake of what has been an exhilarating year for HRBoss. We've had a corporate rebrand, continue to develop game-changing new Cloud SaaS solutions and are further expanding our reach across Asia, all from our headquarters here in Singapore. Winning is further vindication that Singapore is truly embracing the Cloud and is backing the real innovators in this space. We are thrilled to be recognised for all of our hard work. On behalf of our incredible team at HRBoss, thank you!”
The awards provide MNCs, local enterprises and institutions, with the opportunity to showcase their innovative products and services. They also offers an excellent platform to create awareness, attract investment and identify potential business partners
The Cloud SaaS category of the award is defined as “Any application software which is location independent computing, whereby shared servers provide resources, software, and data to computers and other devices on demand. To put it simple, it is remote computing whose massively scalable and elastic, IT-related capabilities are provided 'as a service' to external customers using Internet technologies.”
Nominees were judged against 5 criteria:
The judges who preside over the competition are distinguished individuals; amongst them are luminaries of ICT industry, venture capitalists, investors and academia.
Arnaud added, “Our applicant tracking solution, which we recently rebranded from the original name of Aqayo, is the first social recruiting platform built for Asian businesses. We are a native SaaS application, delivering the HR and recruiting solutions through the secure HRBoss Cloud. We are a Singaporean business though and through- we launched here in 2011 in a small office off Tanjong Pagar Road and we now stand at more than 90 people across 7 countries in Asia. We are trusted by government agencies, including the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Economic Development Board and multinationals such as Danone and Mitsubishi Fuso. This year we secured funding from Asia largest venture firm and we plan on expanding to more offices globally and investing further in our amazing support team."
When asked about what the future holds for HRBoss, Arnaud continued, ‘We are very excited about the implications Big Data for HR and we are about to release the 1st Big Data solution for HR. This will put us on the map as one of the true HR tech innovators in a global capacity and we are already creating a buzz about this in the US. The future of our sector is all about visual analytics delivered in real-time and enabling data-driven decisions. HRBoss is poised to be the market leader in this. Watch this space!”
In terms of the key challenges and trends predicted for the Singapore technology market moving into 2014, Arnaud predicts that “Big data and real-time reporting will continue to be a key concern for businesses, data-driven SaaS applications will continue to thrive, the Cloud will also continue to dominate and Singapore companies will continue to strive to drive down hiring costs and ensure healthy legal compliance in the face of evolving MOM regulations. One key trend we're seeing is that local businesses want local support, here on-the-ground in Singapore, from their software vendors. This is a key reason behind our success”.
Read more about the awards here.