New Zealand’s Soltius – the only Gold SAP Partner on the Land of the Long White Cloud – celebrated its 20th birthday last month, and CEO Nick Mulcahy attributes this success to the attitude of its staff, as much as its technical expertise in SAP.
Originally set up as a small “body shop” subsidiary of US-based Intelligroup in 1996, Soltius went through a management buyout in 2005, and changed its name soon after. Since then, the company has consistently grown in size and scope.
“Our unparalleled knowledge of SAP and its peripherals, coupled with a team of incredibly skilled professionals, means we’ve been able to build a customer track record that’s second-to-none. However, our success is not just due to the technical skill of our people – it’s been as much about their attitude and their consistent approach to bringing commitment, integrity and respect to all their work,” says Mulcahy.
He says because of the highly skilled nature of their work and market competition for talent, the company has always maintained a keen focus on making Soltius a great place to work.
“I don’t mean that in a trendy, let’s be fashionable and talk about staff well-being this week – there’s far too much of that about. I mean it as in a bedrock of our company culture. It’s about the steady week-in, week-out efforts and actions to ensure that Soltius is a place where we all want to come to work and do great things for our clients,” says Mulcahy.
The consistency of this effort has been publicly acknowledged with Soltius a finalist in the Kenexa Best Workplaces in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Prior to that Soltius was also a finalist in the JRA Best Places to Work in 2011.
Mulcahy says this approach pays off because it creates a culture of long-term behaviour of doing what is best for the client and their organisation.
“We’ve always been about helping solve our client’s biggest problems, and continue on this mission today as we branch out into new areas. Our recent partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build our own Cloud Platform business line, as well as the addition of a specialist SAP testing practice to our portfolio, are examples of this.”
The company has also been highly awarded during the two decades of its operation, with recent honours including:
- Winner Best Performing SAP Partner (SME) for ANZ 2015
- SAP ANZ Customer Award of Excellence 2013
- New Zealand SAP Channel Partner Award 2013
- Best SAP RDS Partner, SAP Partner Awards 2012
“We’re delighted to be celebrating 20 years of success as a local, home-grown business. As New Zealand’s leading SAP provider, we’re proud to work with many of New Zealand’s leading organisations to deliver real business value via great IT solutions,” says Mulcahy.