TechnologyOne further confirms its commitment to the cloud with two senior appointments

TechnologyOne (ASX: TNE) has appointed two industry heavyweights as part of its aggressive goal in becoming the largest provider of cloud enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Paul James, co-founder and former general manager of professional services at Hosted Continuity, has been appointed TechnologyOne’s general manager cloud. 

Mr James draws on 17 years’ experience gained in senior sales and management positions at PlanTec, DigiCompass and AMP Financial Services. 

He will be responsible for delivering the vision for TechnologyOne’s cloud business, meeting emerging market demands and the needs of a rapidly growing customer base, while providing a go-to-market strategy which results in a best-in-class status for the solution.

Scott Castles has been appointed as Cloud Services Director. Mr Castles was previously responsible for developing operational strategy, delivering industry best practice operational services, building key stakeholder relationships and aligning services with the sales arm at Gen-i Limited in New Zealand. 

In his new role, Mr Castles will be responsible for driving continuous improvements, developing an efficient and agile cloud service that meets TechnologyOne’s customers’ business needs and ensures every TechnologyOne customer has a Compelling Customer Experience. 

TechnologyOne Executive Chairman, Adrian Di Marco, said the new appointments would help drive the company’s market leading position as an enterprise SaaS provider.

“After significant investment in research and development and a restructure of our business model, TechnologyOne is proving itself as one of Australia’s leading cloud solution providers,” Mr Di Marco said. 

TechnologyOne, Australia’s largest listed enterprise software developer, has already moved its entire company into the cloud, gaining first-hand experience of the hurdles and pitfalls to avoid, and paving the way for its customers. 

“Our move to the cloud has provided us with a simpler, faster and more flexible model. We don’t have to deal with databases, technology and complexity. We’re left to focus on our own business, and this is something we really wanted to show our customers,” Mr Di Marco said. 

The company now runs its own enterprise software for its customers through the TechnologyOne Cloud, taking complete responsibility to provide a simple, cost effective and elastic model of computing. The economies of scale benefits, only available through this model, are passed on to customers through rapid innovation, simplified IT infrastructure, reduced operating costs and minimal capital expenditure.

“The way enterprise software is delivered is changing, and TechnologyOne is leading in this space. This means recruiting the best talent as well as training our own people in this game-changing technology. We welcome Paul and Scott to the team,” Mr Di Marco concluded.