Certus APAC and Cotton On Group Collaborate for a Successful Go-Live For YOU Hub – HR and Recruiting System

Melbourne, Victoria; August 2020. Leading implementation partner Certus APAC, in partnership with Australia’s biggest Global retailer, Cotton On Group is pleased to announce the successful launch of their global Human Resources solution YOU Hub.

The Cotton On Group chose Oracle’s Human Capital Management solution as the platform to meet their business need.  The implementation, led by Certus APAC, encompassed 3 Go-Lives across Cotton On Groups’ HQ, Retail, and Distribution Centre divisions, across all 8 brands within Australia.

The Australian global retailer identified their need to refocus efforts on the technological gaps within their business and to move away from disparate ageing legacy solutions.   Their focus is on increasing productivity and effectiveness and improving engagement with employees and candidates applying through recruitment.

Rob Bowyer, Group Business Systems Manager at Cotton On Group, regarding the business case and the choice of the solution:

“Our goal of improving productivity and effectiveness was to gain better visibility across all our people activities by moving to a single platform and a single source of truth.  We also wanted to remove manual tasks and duplicate entry, enable automation of reporting, reduce data security risks, increase the transparency of staff performance and recruitment processes. Ultimately, we wanted to recognise, develop, and move our people more effectively. We selected Certus APAC as our implementation partner due to a clear alignment of our company culture and values. Our working relationship has been instrumental in enabling the project achievements. We are grateful for the trusted advice provided by Certus and their commitment to our continued success. We look forward to continuing our journey  as we enter into our next phase of the project.”

Cotton On Group was able to achieve their technological goals by partnering with Certus APAC. The natural alignment, between Cotton On Group and Certus APAC, was founded over their similarities in company culture and values. Combined with a synced view on adopting an agile and flexible approach during delivery, using Certus’ CloudSure methodology. Cotton On Groups’ transformation succeeded through the adoption of the following Oracle products:

·       Core HR

·       Recruiting Cloud

·       Absence Management

·       Workforce Compensation

·       Oracle Integration Cloud

·       Learning Modules

Cotton On Groups’ journey to the Cloud with Certus APAC still continues.  The next set of deployments will be focused on deploying “YOU Hub” the platform to the remaining global infrastructure. A further project phase is planned in the new year to expand the functionality of the solution whilst utilising Certus’ CloudSure Implementation Methodology.

Certus APAC is proud to have helped Cotton On Group get to this stage of their journey and are very much looking forward to furthering successes.

“It has been a fantastic opportunity to play a part in making YOU Hub a reality for Cotton On Group. Reaching this milestone was only made possible by working together as a close-knit family and bringing a can-do attitude every day.  I believe Cotton On Group has a bright future ahead and will have a smooth transition into their next stage of the journey…” – Von Romana, Senior Project Manager at Certus APAC.

You Hub1.png

About Cotton On

Australia’s largest global retailer Cotton On Group was founded in 1991, with the first store being opened in Geelong, Australia. As of 2020, the Cotton On Group consists of 8 brands with over 1,500 stores in 18 countries and counting.

About Certus APAC

Certus APAC is an implementation partner specialising in digital business transformation through the delivery of Oracle Cloud Applications. Operating Globally; Certus prides itself on cohesively collaborating with their customers to help them achieve their goals in becoming high-performance businesses.