June 2015 issue of the CAMMS Newsletter
This Month
   
1 Welcome Message from Adam Collins
2 CAMMS is "Cool"
3 Join us at CAMMS Community Network!
4 Opportunities
5 Recent activity around the world
6 New staff and organisational structure
7 Global Events
8 New Partners
9 Client success stories
10 CAMMS User Groups
11 Special Interest Groups
12 Spotlight on… County of Wetaskiwin
13 G-Cloud
14 Keeping up with CAMMS!
1 Welcome Message from Adam Collins
 
   
At CAMMS we believe that your satisfaction is key to our success. We started off 2015 with this as a priority in mind and have dedicated the first half of this year to some initiatives that will strengthen our commitment to you.

We've brought on board some experienced new staff and we've also seen the first rounds of our brand new Special Interest Groups and User Groups taking place – feedback has been great. If you couldn't make it you can learn more about the events below. Join us next time!
Adam Collins - Director
Adam Collins
Director
 
Joe Collins, our Managing Director, has recently been travelling around the globe with Aaron Mullins, Manager - Strategic Projects, to meet with our clients and partners in New Zealand, the UK and Canada. They have gained some beneficial insight into how we assist clients in achieving their goals and have been translating this into knowledge we can use to build our relationships around the world. It was also a good chance to share what we have learned about current global trends and our plans for the product roadmap.

Despite his schedule Joe still managed to find the time to be interviewed by Len Rust and feature in the Rust Report to talk about CAMMS, our clients and competitive advantage! See the article here.

As the year progresses we will strive to add more value to your CAMMS experience.
 
CAMMS Global
 
2 CAMMS is "Cool"
 
Gartner - Cool Vendor
CAMMS has been named a "Cool Vendor" in the Cool Vendors in Risk Management 2015 Report by John A. Wheeler at Gartner,Inc. the world's leading IT research and advisory company.

Click on the image to learn more.
 
Our Integrated Risk Manager (IRM) Solution uses powerful risk analytics to interactively manage uncertainty and facilitate good management decision making. The report from the leading analytics firm evaluates its capabilities. You can read more here.

IRM has previously been identified as increasing the efficiency of risk monitoring, administration and reporting by 49%.
 
3 Join us at CAMMS Community Network!
 
Join us at CAMMS Community Network!
 
In order to make it easy for you to interact with other CAMMS users we've set up CAMMS Community Network, a LinkedIn Group.

It's a user friendly and simple way to keep in touch with each other between User Groups and share information about subjects that you have in common.
You can join the group here.

Do feel free to ask and respond to questions and post up any interesting articles about your industry or your area of expertise.
 
4 Opportunities
 
Get the real time advantage with Power Data 2
Forecast and plan better with functionality that analyses various scenarios, gives you an overall snapshot view and more. Power Data v2 is Business Intelligence on demand with a great new user interface. See it here. Want further info? Get in touch.
 
CAMMS College Coming Soon!
Introducing CAMMS College, a training investment worth your while. With a packed catalogue of product and specialist training, our experts will use their experience and knowledge to ensure your staff are drivers of product investments and organisational success. Want more details?
 
Opportunity
Due to high demand and positive feedback for these proposed new features / modules we are exploring the possibility of a potential joint investment opportunity in order to expedite their development.
 
Incident Manager
Incident Manager
This is being designed to capture, track, investigate and report on all of the elements of an incident.

Click on the image to learn more.
 
PES Job Library
This new feature will enable you to:
view the various positions and vacancies in the organisation, including key responsibilities, accountabilities, competencies and salary / wage rates.
easily generate a Job Description Report which will assist in keeping internal records and creating advertisements.
make it easy for employees to be aware of opportunities for internal vacancies.
view the Organisational Hierarchy on demand.
 
Interested? Want more information? Contact us.
 
5 Recent activity around the world
 
Conwy County Borough Council - UK
Conwy County Borough Council - UK
After reviewing the capabilities of CAMMS solutions, Conwy County Borough Council has committed to a 5 year investment in interplan®, IPM, IRM and Power Data.
Mark Bowler, Principal Research & Information Officer, Corporate Improvement & Development, Conwy County Borough Council explains why they chose CAMMS to address their needs:
"From the first meeting we were impressed with what the software had to offer. For several years now we have been grappling with the idea of bringing together Risk Management, alongside Project Management, Performance Management and Strategic Planning.
We could see that these functions needed to work together far more closely and CAMMS offer not only the software platform, but also the experience from delivering similar solutions across a large number of public sector organisations."


You can read more about their selection of CAMMS here.
 
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service – UK
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service – UK
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, CAMMS' first SYCLE client worldwide, has committed to continue to work with CAMMS!

Bob Ford, Head of Corporate Planning says:
"Dorset Fire & Rescue Service have used SYCLE successfully to strengthen and broaden its planning, performance, risk and projects approaches and it is now central to our way of working. Its strength for us lies in its ease of use and the way it easily integrates into legacy systems. We look forward to continue to work closely with CAMMS in the future."
 
Flintshire County Council
Flintshire County Council
Flintshire CC chose CAMMS as they needed a more intuitive, streamlined and efficient approach to reporting. They didn't want a "one size fits all" approach to CPM, and saw how the integration between CAMMS solutions was able to provide a degree of customisation that allowed them to adapt to their specific requirements. Learn more here.
 
Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) - Canada
Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) - Canada
AUMA commenced a pilot of interplan®, IRM and Power Data, with a view to deliver improved board and executive reporting and online dashboarding.
 
WorkCover WA - Australia
WorkCover WA - Australia
Recently choosing IRM to manage their Risk, WorkCover WA, a State Government Agency was looking for a system that could support strategy execution and reporting, therefore chose interplan®.
 
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) – Australia
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) – Australia
 
 
Corangamite Shire Council – Australia
Corangamite Shire Council – Australia
 
 
6 New Staff and Organisational Structure
 
With a renewed focus on developing Services and a team that will improve your outcomes, Maria Raymond has been appointed as Services Director.
In addition we have a new General Manager for Asia, Riza Wadood and Head of Global HR, Ayin Shah Jahan.
Along with this comes some changes in our organisational structure - we're sure you join us in congratulating Adam Collins in his promotion to Director.
 
7 Global Events
 
2015 LGPro Annual Conference | 19th-20th February 2015 | Melbourne
 
2015 LGPro Annual Conference | 19th-20th February 2015 | Melbourne
 
Over 800 delegates attended the premier event for LG professionals in Victoria exploring the theme "Great Local Government…are you up for it?" which featured great keynote speakers and interactive sessions that addressed issues facing the sector.
Peter, Matthew and David were on hand to discuss how CAMMS is helping LG Victoria to manage some of the key challenges that they face, plus give a little demo of the benefits of our LGPRF solution.
 
Gartner Business Intelligence & Information Management Summit | 23rd-24th February | Sydney
 
Business Intelligence and Information Management is an area of growing importance for organisations worldwide. This event attracted over 2000 attendees who came together to learn about up and coming trends, new research and the best way to get value from BI.
 
Maria and Adam C from CAMMS were there to demonstrate how CAMMS BI capabilities integrated into performance management can benefit organisations in Australia and indeed around the world. Read more here.
 
CAMMS Alberta Regional Collaboration, Benchmarking and Performance Management Briefings | 11th March | Edmonton
 
CAMMS North America offered attendees an opportunity to learn how to link cross agency collaboration to the delivery of services and the measuring of performance, whilst facilitating internal performance improvement.
 
There were also presentations by Rod Hawken, County of Wetaskiwin No.10 on Creating an organization wide performance culture, and Cristal Bole, City of Leduc on A vision for integrating Council’s planning and performance.
 
CAMMS Executive Briefing: Executing Strategy and Managing Risk to Deliver Sustainable Value | 13th March | Vancouver
 
Maintaining bottom line performance or service levels is an area of increasing demand within the current global economic environment. CAMMS North America, with key speaker Joe Collins, delivered insight and practical advice on an effective and integrated approach to enterprise strategy and risk.

Jeff Schaafsma, also presented and spoke of his positive experience with CAMMS and how we have helped City of Surrey.
 
Project Challenge | 25th March | Birmingham
 
Adam and Jane both attended this event where they got to meet with Gartner and learn about new Project Management trends in the industry right now.

They also got to discuss the benefits of Integrated Project Manager with other attendees and describe how a complete PPM approach can be implemented using CAMMS technology.
 
Deliver on strategic objectives with certainty: A CAMMS and Blue Zoo solution partnership | 15th April | Perth
 
CAMMS and Blue Zoo held a breakfast briefing to enable WA organisations to discover first-hand how they could benefit from our joint expertise in the area of enterprise risk management.
 
NSW Local Government Excellence Awards | 23rd April | Sydney
 
CAMMS was the sponsor of the Excellence in Workforce Management Award. Here you can see Maria with the winners of the award, Warringah Council.
 
NSW Local Government Excellence Awards | 23rd April | Sydney
 
LG Finance, Local Government Professionals Conference | 20th-22nd May 2015 | NSW
 
LG Finance Professionals were given the understanding and skills needed to get 'Fit for the Future'. CAMMS was on hand to explain how Business Process Management (BPM) can be made simpler and more effective with a tool like RevuMap. Learn more here.
 
Joe also delivered a presentation on the topic of Service Reviews looking at what they are, what they contribute and what council's should be doing to ensure the most efficient delivery of services for the community. Find out what attendees learned here.
 
COMING UP
LGNZ 2015 Conference | 19th-21st July | Rotorua
16th Annual CFO Executive Summit 2016 | 13th-15th March 2016 | Queensland.
 
CAMMS ANZ
 
8 New Partners
 
Blue Zoo
 
Blue Zoo
 
With decades of experience between us, CAMMS and Blue Zoo have partnered to provide a tailored 'out of the box' enterprise risk management (ERM) solution to help WA organisations manage and report on risk in order to deliver on strategic objectives. Learn more here.

Jason Wilk, Blue Zoo Director says, "By combining our experience with CAMMS expertise not only do we offer a solution that meets agencies' current risk management needs, but also provide organisations a platform to integrate and risk-enable other critical management functions. This includes strategic and annual business planning, program and project management and individual performance management which become increasingly invaluable as organisational maturity grows."

Blue Zoo is an established Australian professional services firm that operates nationally and internationally with a large team of advisors experienced in assisting businesses and governments with a range of specialised management advisory services within four broad pillars: Governance, Strategy, Sustainability and Risk.
 
9 Client success stories
 
With CAMMS' clients in nearly every category, the 2015 LGPro Awards for Excellence held on the 19th Feb was an exciting night for all. Congratulations to all Finalists, especially
Amanda Tingay of Greater Shepparton County Council for winning The Young Achiever Award
Darebin City Council for both the Sustainability Initiative Award and the Service Delivery Initiative Award
City of Casey for the Special Projects Initiative Award
 
2015 LGPro Awards
 
10 CAMMS User Groups
 
CAMMS User Group meetings are the perfect opportunity for CAMMS customers to discuss ideas, tips and tricks with other users in their area. Attendees were able to hear success stories, find out what we have in store for the future and give their input and feedback on the roadmap.
 
HIGHLIGHTS
NSW
Cheryle Burns, Manager - Risk Control & Safety Services from Woollahra Municipal Council spoke about risk management at Council and how they have matured with the use of CAMMS ERM solution.
 
Techniques and tips to create efficiency and effectiveness in order to deliver results were given by Managing Director of LKS Quareo, Susan Law, in her presentation on Service Reviews.
 
Fran Flavel, Corporate Strategy & Planning Manager from Port Stephens Council detailed their journey so far with IPM and interplan®.
TAS
Greg Preece, Meander Valley Council, spoke about some of the pressing issues and challenges that Tasmania faces, especially in the area of risk and compliance, and how to address them.
 
Waratah-Wynyard Council gave attendees some insightful information around the vision and plans they have for interplan®.
 
Jacci McDougall, described how with PES Devonport City Council has become an organisation focused on achieving positive outcomes with a consistent and comprehensive approach to personnel evaluations and how they have improved from 2005 when just 24% of employees had a performance review to now, where they are on target to achieve 100% completion for the 2014/15 period.
 
Brad Smith, CAMMS Consultant, also discussed how KPIs can be utilised in effective performance management.
 
WA
Greater Shepparton County Council's Filipa Marshall gave a practical presentation on project management and systems, which included the need for a top down approach to support the implementation and use of a software solution across an organisation.
 
Jason Wilk from Blue Zoo described how to manage stakeholder risk and demonstrated that 'communication is key' through two case studies which highlighted the need for good planning and communication to ensure all risks are addressed.

Stay tuned for next set of User Groups to be announced soon in all regions worldwide.
 
11 Special Interest Groups
 
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
 
Our very first Special Interest Groups (SIGs) took place in Victoria on the 11th and 12th Feb.
This exciting new initiative was created in order for attendees to leverage best practices, consult with leading experts and collaborate with peers in the three areas of Projects, Risk and Planning, Budgeting & Performance Management.

Attendees took part in roadmap discussions, focus groups and learned from case studies and guest speakers.
 
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
 
HIGHLIGHTS
 
Grant Purdy
Enterprise Risk Management SIG
Risk expert Grant Purdy delivered insight into the topic of "Manage Risk and Improve your Planning" looking at current risk thinking and real life examples of what people are doing today.

He had this to say about CAMMS - "I don't think they realise how good their product is from an integrated perspective."
 
 
Andrew Binks & Josh Warner
Planning, Budgeting and Performance Management SIG
Andrew Binks from Cardinia Shire Council described Council's journey to link risk, planning, projects and performance management and how they used CAMMS solutions to do this effectively.
 
Josh Warner from Melton City Council explained how they have exceeded compliance requirements by achieving a 97% compliance rate for performance planning and has achieved value from CAMMS solutions.
 
"The main benefit of using PES has been the consistency in performance measurement as well as the ability to build our corporate values and organisational capabilities into the system. We have an organisation that knows what it means to manage people."
 
Project Portfolio Management SIG
Greater Shepparton County Council's Filipa Marshall also joined us for this event to speak about how Council has gained greater visibility and accountability for projects using a project portfolio approach and system.

There will be more SIGs in future, keep your eyes open for your invite!
 
CAMMS NA
 
12 Spotlight on… County of Wetaskiwin
 
The County of Wetaskiwin is a rural Municipality located 30 minutes south of Edmonton, Alberta.
 
Creating an organization wide performance culture
Unable to find a sufficient automated process that could bring together the critical elements of strategic and workforce planning, employee management, budgeting and performance management, the Chief Administrative Officer and Information Services Director turned to CAMMS.

Click on the image to learn more about their story.

They have already implemented interplan®, Interactive Business Planning (IBP) and Budget Management Centre (BMC) and are on the way to implementing Personnel Evaluation System (PES).

Rod Hawken, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer says "The benefits realized have been the ability to change from an operational focus and silo approach to an organization wide performance culture".
 
CAMMS UK
 
13 G-Cloud
 
CAMMS is now a Crown Commercial Service (CCS) G-Cloud 6 supplier for the Public Sector in the UK and now offers its leading Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions to UK Government organisations through the Digital Marketplace.

The CAMMS G-Cloud Services 6 agreement supports the UK Government's policy to centrally manage the procurement of common goods and services through an integrated commercial function at the heart of government.

This agreement can be used by organisations across the UK public sector including central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit organisations. Learn more here.
 
14 Keeping up with CAMMS!
 
 
We've created LinkedIn Showcase pages
 
 
 
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