Approach Solutions

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SAP OEM Partner for Cloud Services.

We may not have been your first choice, but we believe we will be your right choice. Innovation brings many advantages to the early adopter. You immediately have a solution that will make you more competitive, you will have access to development teams that are 100% focused on you, that is available to build new functionality that will take you ahead of your competition.

We are not new to innovation; our team built the template for the first SAP BPO global offering, when we built that we implemented 31 payrolls across 12 countries in AsiaPac in just ten months. A record that still stands today.

The design and the service delivered in Asia Pacific was such a success, the owner of the BPO offering was requested by their clients to take the same offering global. That solution now pays millions of employees across many countries in all regions of the planet.

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Mainstream organizations are embracing cloud computing as prime business strategies. Tapping the potential of Cloud; Approach Solutions, scripting an intuitive application on SAP HANA that understands end user’s needs. “Approach Solutions has crafted Growing Teams, a scalable application for managing every aspect of an organization in the cloud.

To make the application innovative and affordable, Approach leveraged SAP’s HANA cloud platform to deliver Growing Teams which also reduces the cost overheads incurred with On-premise solutions. The application is capable of learning user’s preferences in each area and renders relevant content on screen thus reducing usage complexities to just point and click. “HANA is SAP’s big data database that delivers the same speed of access anywhere across the globe, allowing us to process, Rosters, Time evaluation, Payroll, Costing and Billing ‘in the moment’, removing the need for the authorisation steps that come with legacy systems”.

Growing Teams allows organizations to manage time efficiently overseeing the non-revenue generating time sheets with simple clicks. The application effectively plans rosters permitting breaks between shifts with minimum workdays and maximum work hours to be clocked in a quarter. It sends out warning messages when work time exceeds and strikes a balance in fatigue management. The application also enables users to apply custom rules to stay compliant. Growing Teams clusters accidents data and time worked history to generate trends and displays graphical representation on the effects of mismanaging shift planning and where fatigue recommendations have been overruled.

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Sandy Eastman

Sandy Eastman

Sandy has twenty-five years’ experience in all facets of HRIS projects in both the private and public sectors throughout the world. She has extensive experience in strategy implementation, process reviews, and gap analysis. Sandy has followed projects from the scoping phase though blueprinting to complete rollout of payroll and HR in numerous countries throughout the world. Sandy believes all Cloud solutions should be simple and easy to use, minimum effort to implement. Her number one rule is that the employee must be able to use the solution.

Roger Hickman

Roger Hickman

Roger co-founded Approach Solutions in 1999. He was an Australian yachtsman, born in Tasmania and co-managed many businesses with Sandy Eastman for over 30 years. He competed in 39 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races and won handicap honours in 1993, 2000 and 2014. He was the owner/skipper of Wild Oats. In March 2nd, 2016 Roger Hickman died from Glioblastoma Level 4 cancer. Throughout his life he gave opportunities in sailing and business to many others he met along his journey to incredible yachting success, here and across the globe. A foundation has been setup in his memory and that foundation is Kickstart-Factory. It will fund innovation and education across the globe, starting downunder in Australia 2016.

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Tom James

Tom James

Tom started his working life at James Martin Associates in a business development role, setting up businesses in Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Tom went on to co-found IOCORE, a Scandinavian IT-services business, which listed on the Helsinki stock exchange in 2001, and Intec Telecom Systems (ITL) which is currently listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Victoria Hayman

Les Hayman

With the loss of Les Hayman as my mentor and go to person, over the last few months Victoria stepped into his shoes and has provided a new approach to meeting our challenge to transform ourselves from development to commercialisation.
Victoria Hayman now takes over from Les on our board of advisors.

Matt Allen

Matt Allen

Matt is former Regional CEO and President of UBS AG Japan and Managing Director of Swiss Bank Corporation in Australia and past President of the Australian Farr 40 Class Association. Matt is a member of the Olympic Team Appeal Committee (NSW) and sits on the Arbitration Panel for the 35th Americas Cup

Matt became a Director of Australian Sailing in 2011, serving as Vice President and a member of the Planning and Finance and Nominations Committee and was elected President of Australian Sailing in November 2013.

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Greg Miller

Greg Miller

Greg has had a 23-year career in the IT industry spanning Silicon Valley & Australasia, working with industry to digitally transform employee & customer engagement. Most recently, Greg worked at SAP where he held the roles of Chief Operating Officer and VP & GM Global Partner Operations, ANZ. Prior to that, Greg held senior roles at Unisys, PeopleSoft, Siebel Systems & Oracle.

Greg also chairs the Young ICT Explorers youth S.T.E.M. program, part of an Australia-wide push to restore the focus, and increase student uptake of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects in primary and secondary schools across the country. He is a passionate believer that results are driven by highly engaged people and that the highest level of engagement is achieved when you connect those individuals with the communities in which they live and work.

Alison Boyce

Marie Lovric

Alison plays a crucial role in our team ensuring that our products meet certain standards of quality. Alison is known for her quality assurance programs and control policies.

Daniel Williams

Daniel William

Is an accomplished SAP HCM Consultant managing and leading teams to an expected outcome. He has been involved in SAP projects for over 5 years involved in the following areas In some of the most remote locations as well as a major transformation for companies across four countries.

Prior to that Daniel was Competition Director for Yachting NSW, which included World Masters Games, Sydney 2009 to Olympic qualifying events and grass root sailing events. He has completed seven Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht races and won in 2014 aboard Wild Oats.

Nicole Douglass

Nic Douglas

Nicole has worked in event management and public relations for most of her life in some form, most recently with ten years in corporate communications in Federal Government, construction, sport and advertising industries. She has a Bachelor Degree in Communications, and two post-graduate degrees in psychology and marketing communications.

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