The Ignia team has had an eventful week- placing 6th on the BRW Best Places to Work in Australia list a day after taking home two awards at the Microsoft Australian Partner Conference.
The BRW Best Places to Work study is widely acclaimed in Australia. Based on one of the world’s most comprehensive studies of workplace culture by Great Place to Work Australia, the study explores organisations’ ability to retain happy, engaged, loyal, high performing workforces during challenging times.
“It’s a huge honour for us to not only make the Best Places to Work list for the second year in a row, but to have moved up two places,” said David Tenni, Director at Ignia. “I couldn’t be prouder of our exceptional team.”
The past 12 months has seen Ignia double in size and expand to the east coast from its Perth headquarters, opening offices in Sydney and Melbourne.
“Maintaining the same family friendly culture whilst growing rapidly across a region as large as Australia has been challenging, but we see this as a critical ingredient to our continued success,” said David.
Ignia has worked hard to provide staff with an exceptional working environment, listening to staff feedback and striving to improve all areas of the business while maintaining the culture that continues to attract top talent globally.
“This is an exciting, transformative and competitive time for companies,” said Zrinka Lovrencic, MD of Great Place to Work Australia. “With a services sector heavy economy, employers now need to make a greater effort to improve their workplace cultures in order to retain employees. This competitive pressure benefits everyone, as all workplaces can increase their levels of employee engagement. The companies that have made the 2015 study have risen to this challenge and exemplify workplace culture excellence.”
On the 31st of August 2015 Ignia was selected as a winner from a national field of thousands of Microsoft Partners in two award categories; Excellence in Industry and Platform Innovation and Excellence in Mobility and Devices. The team was recognised for their work with Decmil, a mining construction specialist.
“Decmil is thrilled to be recognised with Ignia for these awards, which showcases our commitment to innovation,” said Jenni Campbell, Decmil’s Group Manager – Business Systems.
Ignia implemented productivity apps for Decmil, which transformed the way the company delivers exceptional value to its clients – from project management to customer service and everything in between. The new apps are saving Decmil millions in increased productivity and compliance across their geographically dispersed teams, resulting in this project also being selected as a finalist in the 2015 ARN ICT Industry Awards.
“We are honoured to accept these awards and I’d like to thank our talented team” said Phil Rickson, CEO at Ignia. “Their dedication and drive is second to none and I’m proud to work with such an amazing team and customers who aren’t afraid of challenging the status quo.”
Ignia is pleased to announce that it has been recognised this week by Sitecore as a Gold Certified Implementation Partner. Sitecore has awarded this recognition based on outstanding customer projects delivered by the Ignia team over the past twelve months.
Sitecore’s experience platform combines web content management, marketing automation, email marketing, social media, e-commerce, optimisation, and analytics into a single, unified platform.
Ignia has grown to be the one of the largest Sitecore Implementation Partners in Western Australia in terms of the number of Sitecore Certified Developers and the scale of projects being delivered.
Utilising the Sitecore Experience Platform, the team has built a number of modern and intuitive websites for the Department of Health, including the BreastScreen WA website.
In addition, Ignia will be launching new public facing websites for both Synergy and WA Police in the coming weeks. Both websites are being deployed as Sitecore Platform-as-a Service (PaaS) solutions on Microsoft Azure, two of the first such rollouts in Australia.
“Ignia has had a strong User Experience (UX) practice for a number of years. More recently, we’ve shifted our focus on providing total customer experience (digital) solutions to align with our customer’s rapidly evolving digital strategies. Sitecore provides us with a technology platform to enable these personalised experiences across modern devices,” said Phil Rickson, CEO at Ignia. “Being awarded Gold Partner status recognises our ongoing success with the Sitecore platform.
Ignia also recently launched an end-to-end managed service for Sitecore which we’re providing to WA Police. This service is a natural extension to our Office 365 managed services and allows our customers to take advantage of a fully outsourced Sitecore service.”
On the 10th of August, 2015, ARN announced the finalists for the 2015 ARN ICT Industry Awards. Over 460 entries across eight categories were judged by a panel with Ignia receiving three finalist nominations for:
- Best Partner Performance Initiative
- Homegrown innovators- ISV Partner
- Management Excellence (CEO Phil Rickson)
The nominations focused on Ignia’s success in helping customers transform their business with Microsoft technologies, including:
Delivering a mobile solution to mining giant Fortescue, putting real-time reporting of production data in the hands of field staff at iron ore mines, reaping Fortescue an estimated $30 million in annual cost savings. This project is currently a 2015 National iAwards finalist.
Ignia also implemented productivity apps for mining construction specialist Decmil, saving the company millions and increasing compliance across geographically dispersed teams. This project is currently a 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year finalist.
In addition to successful client projects, Ignia has worked hard to create a great environment for its staff, and is currently ranked 8th Best Place to Work in Australia by the Great Places to Work Australia Institute.
Ignia has grown by over 50% in the last 12 months, expanding its presence from Perth headquarters into the East Coast with new offices opening in Melbourne and Sydney.
“These nominations are a testament to the hard work the team has put in over the last 12 months and I continue to be impressed by their drive and dedication!” said Phil Rickson, CEO at Ignia.
Winners will be announced at the Celebration Dinner on Thursday, September 10, at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney.
On the 6th of August, 2015, Ignia was selected from a national field of top Microsoft Partners who develop and deliver exceptional customer solutions built on the Microsoft platform, recognised for their work with Decmil, a mining construction specialist.
Each nomination was judged by three different Microsoft subject matter experts and Ignia’s transformation of line of business apps via Cloud technologies was recognised as exceptional.
Ignia implemented productivity apps for Decmil, saving the company millions and increasing compliance across geographically dispersed teams. Microsoft technologies Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online and Power BI played a key part in the success of this project.
“We are proud to be working with Ignia and are very pleased for our project to be nominated for the Microsoft Australian Partner Awards! Our journey to a paperless future is challenging, yet exciting and we look forward to transforming the way we work with Ignia and Microsoft,” said Jenni Campbell, Decmil’s Group Manager – Business Systems.
Winners will be announced at the 2015 Microsoft Australian Partner Conference held at the Gold Coast from 31st August-2nd September.
“We are honoured to be chosen as finalists among so many talented Microsoft Partners. Our team has been working hard at Decmil for a number of years now, and I’d like to extend a big thank you and congratulations to them. Decmil as a client has been a true early adopter of new technologies and we are pleased to see this innovative vision rewarded at a national level,” said Phil Rickson, CEO at Ignia.
Ignia recently joined a group of Perth companies which sponsor Innovation Bay and its commitment to growing the Tech start-up community in Western Australia.
Innovation Bay is a not-for-profit networking group bringing together extraordinary people passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship and technology.
Innovation Bay members are leaders who want to make a difference to their companies and the markets they operate in. They engage in dialogue and share ideas at exclusive Angel Dinners and speaker forums.
So far, Innovation Bay has helped entrepreneurs raise over $10M in seed investments, and they’re always on the lookout for more ideas and innovations outside the mundane borders of the imaginable.
“We believe that our community needs to focus on and nurture the local tech entrepreneurs, which in turn will make a big impact on Perth’s economic development, said Joshua Boys, Director at Ignia. We are very pleased to support Innovation Bay and look forward to being part of this inspiring group.”