Monday 22 August 2016

Need Your Help Again

This is my third UKOUG Partner Awards whilst working at Certus and in that time I have had the privilege to work with some amazing customers. I know Certus deserve your vote in the UKOUG Partner Awards, especially in the  Cloud Applications category.

I could just ask you to vote for us. Vote Gold and if you want to just do that then thank you so much. But if you want to know why, read the nominations or read on in this post

Last year when I asked for your vote we were planning our Oracle Open World where our customer JT were going to speak about their implementation and what it had meant for them. They are a fantastic reference but in the cloud world you can't have just one, each customer needs to be happy, and we want much, more than that.

This year England Rugby (the RFU) are going to tell their story at OOW, and from a project perspective this is a combined FInance and HCM, again with a lot of firsts. They will also be sharing this story at UKOUG Apps 2016

The Office of National Statistics the first Government Department to adopt Cloud HCM & Financials are our customer and they are great at sharing their journey.

We have added Finance to HCM in the beta testing we do for Oracle development. There is a small group of partners who test these 6 monthly releases and Certus have been doing this for a long time; they recognise our expertise.

Certus decided about 18 months ago to increase their contribution to UKOUG through sponsorship of Oracle Scene and I hope you have found our regular advertorials an interesting read. We have deliberately approached it as a kind of newsletter rather than direct advertising, and I think you will agree it shows just how busy we are.

I say increase, as well as supporting me on my role as UKOUG Board Member Advocate, Tim Warner is joint lead in the HCM SIG and Richard Atkins is deputy of the HCM Cloud SIG. For a small company that is a really big investment. 

Another category we are shortlisted for are Training, and we continue to deliver training to not only our own people, customers but on behalf of Oracle and other partners. Chances are if you have Cloud HCM and Certus didn't implement it, someone in the project team was taught by us; ask them

Cloud has opened up opportunities for smaller SME customers and Certus has excelled here, as well as JT and RFU, we have a major charity and several financial services in our list of customers. And at Certus we don't walk away when the customer goes live, we have an ongoing offering that ensures customers continue to get new value from cloud. In fact this offering is so popular we also have cloud customers who originally had a different implementation partner.

Last year we won a number of awards for our work in proving the PaaS4SaaS offering from Oracle. This is an emerging technology as the portfolio grows and grows and we are currently beta testing the Application Builder Cloud Service against HCM, and currently working on our own application extension around immunisation.

Working for Certus is fun, I love it, and the people here deserve your vote.

Please vote for Certus.

Thank you

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