Contingent Workforce Management Solutions from SAP Fieldglass Now in ANZ


The availability of SAP Fieldglass’ contingent workforce management solutions in Australia and New Zealand will assist businesses in managing their external and contingent workforces that support data-sensitive and crucial tasks in compliance with local data sovereignty guidelines.

When it comes to finding, engaging, and managing external talent and contingent workforces, SAP Fieldglass’ cloud-based, open vendor management system (VMS) has been in the frontline of supporting numerous large enterprises globally in adapting to the ever-changing world of work. Last year, the SAP Fieldglass Assignment Management solution was made generally available to support businesses in resolving problems associated with managing contractors and various work projects in asset-intensive sectors. By consolidating previously separate systems, the external workforce management solution aims to simplify the administration of contractors carrying out project-based work under pre existing supplier agreements.

Organizations in asset-intensive industries that depend significantly on contractors for different ad hoc projects are able to deploy, manage, and pay external personnel across all locations and kinds of projects with the help of the SAP Fieldglass Assignment Management software. Moreover, the said solution promotes operational excellence by facilitating the rapid onboarding of multiple external staff, their assignment to one or more job orders, the review of hours worked using integrated time tracking, and the creation of a service entry sheet that can be seamlessly integrated with the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

Fast forward to October 2022, the German enterprise software giant recently announced that SAP Fieldglass will be available in-country in both Australia and New Zealand. This will enable local customers to use the industry-leading, cloud-based open VMS while still meeting the data sovereignty requirements of both the governments of Australia and New Zealand.

SAP ANZ President and Managing Director Damien Bueno elaborated on how customers in government and regulated sectors, such as banking and finance, utilities, transportation, and telecommunications, are all under growing pressure to accommodate the demands for highly-skilled external staff and improve agility in the workforce, all while facing intense scrutiny of supply chain assurance. He further explained that both the regulatory climate and the cyber issues in Australia and New Zealand compel businesses of varying sizes to assess how they provide their cloud services and technology.

“SAP Fieldglass is now available locally through, reinforcing our commitment to provide customers with the sovereignty, security, and confidence they need from their cloud products and services,” Bueno remarked.

ANZ Customers to Benefit from SAP Fieldglass Contingent Workforce Management Solutions

Customers are able to better control costs by selecting preferred suppliers and sticking to market prices with the support of SAP Fieldglass’ contingent workforce management solutions, which intend to automate the whole process of recruiting and managing external workforce. Additionally, improved work quality, closer supplier cooperation, and better talent decisions can be achieved with the availability of detailed information about the work of both employees and external suppliers.

In 2018, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) decided to adopt a VMS from SAP Fieldglass in order to increase visibility into its external resources and expenses while also generating more effective procedures to manage its labor and services procurement processes. The most significant benefits of the project have been large cost reductions, improvements in process efficiency, and access to significant data, which has enabled more strategic decision-making.

With the solutions now available in Australia and New Zealand, businesses in government and regulated sectors will also be able to more effectively manage the external and contingent workforces that support their sensitive and mission-critical work in accordance with local data sovereignty standards. Customers in regions across ANZ that already have access to Microsoft Azure will be the first to be able to leverage SAP Fieldglass when it launches.

Commenting on the latest industry development, Vanessa Sorenson, Chief Partner Officer at Microsoft ANZ, said in a statement:

“We’re delighted to have signed this agreement with SAP, to give more government agencies and highly regulated industries in Australia and New Zealand the confidence to migrate their systems to the cloud, knowing their data and IT platforms meet the highest global standards for governance and security. Accelerating cloud adoption also enables such organisations to innovate with more services that improve the experiences of their teams, customers and stakeholders.”

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