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PRESS RELEASE: UK struggling to meet increasing challenges of paying gig-economy workers


UK organisations are struggling to meet the challenges of paying gig economy workers, according to new research out today from ROC Consulting, the global consultancy dedicated to digital Human Capital Management (HCM). Just over half (56 per cent) of UK private sector decision makers and little more than a third (39... read more »

ROC Group Joins the Zalaris Family


"I'm very proud today to be sharing the news that ROC group is joining Zalaris. We share a passion for helping organisations get the very best out of their HCM solutions and it really is a coming together of like minded people and cultures. As the saying goes, the whole... read more »

NEW White Paper: The Path to Digital Human Capital Management (HCM): How? Why? & When?


There is consensus that the cloud is both the here and now and future of business technology and services delivery.‘The Path To Digital HCM: How? Why? & When?’ White Paper covers the 10 reasons why you might not have moved your Human Capital Management (HCM) to the cloud and the... read more »

ROC Services Available on G-Cloud 9


G-Cloud is the UK government digital marketplace initiative to provide easy access to cloud computing based IT products and services for UK public sector organisations. This is primarily achieved through the streamlining of procurement through a framework agreement and typically at a very competitive price point. Being cloud computing focused this... read more »

Global Company Goes live With SuccessFactors HCM Solution


Further to our earlier news on "Wave 1", ROC is delighted to report that the global engineering, technical and business services organisation we have been working with have now gone live with "Wave 2" of their global HR system. Wave 1 successfully delivered a core HR solution (Employee Central) and Performance... read more »

ROC Services Now Available on G-Cloud 8 Framework


The UK Government's Digital Marketplace has now released the G-Cloud 8 range of products and services. Once again ROC has been included as one of the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) providers via the G-Cloud framework. G-Cloud's core purpose is to provide a set of framework agreements with high quality suppliers that... read more »

Global Company Chooses SAP Gold Partner ROC to put "Service" back into their SaaS solution


Since Feb 2016, ROC has been working with a global engineering, technical and business services organisation of 8,500 employees across 70+ countries to utilise the full SuccessFactors suite as part of their wider business transformation programme.  The project is split into two “waves”, which will see the core HR solution (Employee... read more »

ROC UK Awarded SAP Gold Partner Status


Today ROC UK is very pleased to announce that we are now an SAP Gold Partner. SAP runs a programme known as SAP PartnerEdge. This programme is designed to support partners in their work with SAP and other SAP partners and of course SAP customers. As well as being a quality... read more »

ROC UK Receive ISO 27001 Certification (ISMS)


ROC UK are proud to announce that we have achieved certification in the internationally recognised ISO 27001 : 2013 Information Security Management Standard, with ISO Quality Services Limited. The ongoing audit process consists of two audits per year which comprise an internal mid-year and a yearly revalidation audit to ensure that... read more »

ROC selected as a G-Cloud 7 services supplier


ROC is pleased to announce today that it has once again been successful in being selected as a supplier for the UK Government's online supplier framework for cloud related services known as G-Cloud. With the release of G-Cloud 7, ROC now has sixteen services available via the Digital Marketplace. These... read more »

ROC Release a New SOVN OrgChart Case Study


Today ROC is please to announce the release of a new case study regarding the implementation of SAP Org Visualization by Nakisa (SOVN) OrgChart. The case study describes how ROC deployed the Nakisa org charting application to German based waste management company Tönsmeier. In this particular project there were significant challenges... read more »

Oliver Back Named COO of ROC Group


PRESS RELEASE: 12 OCTOBER 2015, ROC announces Oliver Back has joined the board as the Chief Operating Officer. ROC Group - the world's leading consulting firm for Human Capital Management (HCM) - has made an addition to its management board. From October Oliver Back is the new Chief Operating Officer (COO).... read more »

ROC helps Britvic launch the first SuccessFactors Cloud Solution with HANA Cloud Integration in Europe


Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd. has gone live with their new recruiting solution using SuccessFactors Recruiting Execution, part of the industry leading SuccessFactors HCM suite. The solution allows applicants to view and apply for advertised jobs as well as track their application progress. Around 2,500 Britvic employees now have access to the... read more »

ROC helps University of Salford launch the first SuccessFactors Cloud Solution in Higher Education


The University of Salford has gone live with its online performance and development review (e-PDR) solution, as scheduled and under budget. The solution will be based on the industry leading SuccessFactors HCM suite and will bring a much needed real time sharing of information. It aims to complement the established PDR... read more »

The Gatsby Club Wimbledon SW19 Sees ROC Support Compass Group UK&I In Raising Money For Cancer Research


ROC UK joined the Compass Group UK & Ireland at their Charity Ball in the Gatsby Club Wimbledon SW19, marking the seventh year of a long standing partnership between Compass Group and Cancer Research UK. To date £1.7m in funds have been raised.                 Cancer Research... read more »

Nakisa Upgrade Special Offer: June - September 2015


Are your Org and Talent Management Solutions by Nakisa out of support? Did you know that version 3.0 Visualization Solutions by Nakisa products have reached the end of mainstream maintenance, and both the 4.0 and 4.1 products will be reaching the end of mainstream maintenance in November 2015? Could you be getting... read more »

University of Salford choose ROC for SuccessFactors Cloud Solution


The University of Salford have engaged ROC to lead on an exciting new project delivering a cloud solution for their employee performance development review (PDR) activity. The solution will be based on the industry-leading SuccessFactors HCM suite and will bring a much-needed real-time sharing of information. It aims to complement the... read more »

Visualization Solutions by Nakisa 4.3 Release


In early February 2015 Nakisa released the latest version (4.3) of Visualization Solutions by Nakisa (VSN), the SAP Solution Extension that allows companies to visualise and act upon their HCM data. The suite is split into two parts. SAP Org Visualization by Nakisa (SOVN) focusses on organisational data whilst SAP Talent... read more »

ROC Consultants Now Accredited with Darwin Expertise


Darwin is the leading global benefits management and employee engagement software by ROC strategic partner Thomsons Online Benefits. It enables employees to keep up to date on what their benefits package provides and to be able to manage their package on an ongoing basis. It also enables organisations to gain... read more »

ROC Products & Services in G-Cloud 6


On Monday 2 February 2015 the Crown Commercial Service announced the products and services available in its sixth release of the G-Cloud framework (G6). This framework allows UK public sector organisations to purchase cloud computing based solutions and services via an online store known as the Digital Marketplace. ROC is proud... read more »

SAP Recognized Expertise in HCM


ROC are delighted to announce that their UK and Polish businesses have both achieved SAP Recognized Expertise in Human Capital Management in the UK and Poland respectively. The award recognises our expertise in the HCM solution in these countries and required us to provide evidence of multiple customer references and SAP certified consultants. More information... read more »

ROC Group Receives 2014 SAP® Pinnacle Award: New Cloud Value Added Reseller


In recognition of its outstanding contributions as an SAP partner, ROC Group today announced it has received a 2014 SAP® Pinnacle award as the New Cloud Value Added Reseller. SAP Pinnacle awards are presented annually to the top SAP partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with... read more »

New SOVN OrgChart Case Study Available


ROC is proud to announce the release of a new case study covering the implementation of SAP Org Visualization by Nakisa (SOVN) OrgChart.The case study sets out the challenges faced by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (BMBC) in light of the UK Government budgetary restrictions on local authorities applied in response... read more »

ROC Becomes Delivery Partner for Thomsons Online Benefits


Thomsons Online Benefits (Thomsons), the world leader in global benefits management and employee engagement software, announces a new partnership with ROC, the leading global human capital management (HCM) solutions consultancy. ROC is an HCM Specialist and an approved SAP/SuccessFactors partner with a wealth of experience in deploying HCM technology across multiple geographies... read more »

OrgHub for Mobile Technical Whitepaper by Nakisa & ROC


We are proud to announce the release of a new whitepaper jointly authored by ROC and Nakisa discussing OrgHub for Mobile; Nakisa's org charting solution for the connected mobile workforce.  The paper explores the technical and process related challenges of deploying the (Nakisa) OrgHub for Mobile application in an enterprise environment. ... read more »

UNIT4 transforms HR and Payroll with new partner ROC


UNIT4 Business Software, the UK subsidiary of UNIT4, the global leader in software that supports business change, has today announced that ROC has been named preferred partner for UNIT4 Agresso’s human resources and payroll (HR/Payroll) solution, which forms part of its comprehensive ERP suite. In addition to providing customers with... read more »

ROC - SuccessFocus Webinar Series


ROC is delighted to be working alongside its partner SuccessFactors to promote a series of free webinars from industry leading experts. These webinars will explore topics covering Cloud, Core HR, Recruiting and Retaining employees, Performance Reviews, Succession Planning, Analytics and Compensation. To view the upcoming, or to replay past, events simply follow... read more »

Accelerated Deployment of SOVN OrgAudit


SAP Org Visualization by Nakisa (SOVN) is the leading application suite for working with on premise organisational data in SAP HCM.  Building on the success of the OrgChart accelerated deployment packages, ROC is now offering a new set of packages for another application in the SOVN suite – OrgAudit. OrgAudit (formerly... read more »

Webcast: 'Online and Mobile SAP HCM Processes & Forms'


The slides presented on 20 March 2013 webcast 'Online and Mobile SAP HCM Processes & Forms' are now available for download.    read more »

ROC Employee selected as SAP Community Network Member of the Month


The SAP Community Network (SCN) is the premier online network for SAP professionals with well over two and a half million members[1] and a dedicated team at SAP who develop and maintain it both from a technical and administrative perspective.  Each month a community member is recognised for exemplary community... read more »

Visualization Solutions by Nakisa – 4.0 Release


In November 2012, following the passing of SAP’s Premium Qualification, SAP released version 4.0 of SAP Visualization Solutions by Nakisa onto the SAP Service Market Place (SMP) making it available for customers to download.  The certification covers all Nakisa 4.0 applications in 18 languages including “right-to-left” and double-byte character support. Within SAP... read more »

ROC attends Nakisa Partner Forum 2012


ROC were delighted to attend the first ever Nakisa Partner Forum last month in Montreal. ROC and Nakisa have been partners since 2006, and are currently one of only eight global service partners.  ROC has consistently invested in training their own people to enable us to deliver both SAP Org and Talent... read more »

Upgrading Visualization Solutions by Nakisa


ROC is pleased to announce a unique approach to upgrading Visualization Solutions by Nakisa (VSN) which enables customers to upgrade quickly and safely. The reasons and considerations to upgrading VSN applications were recently discussed during a series of SAP Community Network (SCN) blogs by Stephen Burr.  This three part series on... read more »

Streamlining HR with Online Form Processing


Many organisations have yet to fully automate HR processes such as on-boarding, employee transfers and other work-life events. These organisations are missing out on significant efficiency savings and are also potentially exposing themselves to compliance issues. Many believe that automating HR processes is costly or requires third party technology such... read more »

ROC Group establishes ROC CONSULTING France S.A.S


Leading SAP Human Capital Management (HCM) specialist ROC, has today announced the incorporation and establishment of a business for the French market. The company will be known as ROC CONSULTING France S.A.S.ROC CONSULTING France will aim to enter the French markets to help organisations in the region implement the full... read more »

Steelcase leverages tHRive HCM Forms to streamline Tuition Reimbursement Process


Steelcase Inc. has deployed an innovative e-forms solution to streamline and automate its tuition reimbursement process, engaging directly with its employees to reinforce a solid foundation in efficient, decentralised self service HCM.A multi-user process was required that could handle electronic attachments.At Steelcase, employees undertaking relevant external tuition or training may... read more »

New tHRive HCM Forms Catalogue Published


A revised catalogue of processes and forms has been published for tHRive HCM Forms. Over 30 forms are now pre-delivered with the full product making the task of removing HR paperwork and streamlining HR even easier. Download the tHRive HCM Forms catalogue. read more »

ROC wins 2010 SAP UKI Partner of the Year – Line of Business Award


ROC recognised for its contributions in support of SAP ERP Human Capital Management application; Innovation key to ROC's recent success with tHRive, its on-demand and on-premise usability suite. London, UK – 17th June 2011 – ROC Systems Consulting Limited today announced it has been awarded a 2010 SAP UKI Partner Award... read more »

ROC launches new tHRive SAP Performance & Goal Management Solution


ROC has launched the latest application from the tHRive Usability Suite; a highly intuitive web-based solution for Performance & Goal Management that replaces the need for costly, time consuming enhancement of SAP templates. Choose from a selection of pre-delivered appraisal forms or simply create your own. Engage your employees and... read more »

tHRive Self Service HCM for On Premise users has been launched


ROC launches tHRive Self Service HCM; a ready to run Self Service application leveraging the very latest SAP Webdynpro technology to simplify work-life for employees and managers. Intuitive usability ensures high user take up. Drive down your HR costs with tHRive Self Service HCM. Download the information pack. read more »

tHRive SAP HCM Usability Solutions now available to On Premise customers…


After the successful launch last year of tHRive, ROC’s SAP HCM On Demand Platform, ROC has released a tHRive On Premise Usability Suite for existing SAP customers who also need to improve Usability for Employees, Line Managers and HR Administrators."It was becoming increasingly evident that the Usability and Adoption of... read more »

ROC Stars: Stephen Burr


Specialism: SAP Visualization by Nakisa Stephen Burr started with ROC in December 1998 and is our principle Solution Architect for SAP Visualization Solutions by Nakisa (VSN). He has extensive SAP experience in technical areas and Portal technologies. Stephen is also a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner."The visualisation projects are much shorter in nature than... read more »

New HR Process & Forms Solution


ROC is pleased to announce the launch of its new HR Process & Forms solution. This innovative application built using standard SAP technology reduces HR cycle times, reduces HR administration effort, ensures compliance, requires no third party software and comes complete with a pre-delivered process catalogue. For more information, contact your... read more »

The Sunday Times: Tech Track 100 (2010)


It is 10 years since the first Sunday Times Tech Track 100 revealed Britain’s fastest-growing private technology, telecoms and digital media companies. Since then, successive annual league tables have uncovered several firms that have gone on to become well-known brands and stock-market stars. The tables have also charted changing trends... read more »

SpinifexIT - Payroll Reconciliation


In their latest white paper, our partner SpinifexIT, presents methods adopted by many other SAP HR/Payroll customers to streamline the often tedious and time-consuming process of Payroll to Finance reconciliation. The effect is to dramatically reduce this manual process.  If your organisation is struggling to reconcile payroll on a monthly... read more »

ARCO Award


ECMOD was founded back in 1990 and is the most highly regarded annual conference for executives engaged in the catalogue & home shopping sector through online and multi-channel retailing. Last night Arco won the Outstanding Website Innovation and Performance Award in the B2B sector.Their website which is based upon Broadvision... read more »

Inside SAP - Top 10 most influential People


We are proud to announce that Sandy Eastman, CEO of ROC ANZ, has been recognized by 'Inside SAP' as one of the ten most influential people in the SAP Australia & New Zealand region. Read the Inside SAP most influential profiles. read more »

Visualize even more with SAP TVN Release 2.1


Last month saw SAP release SAP Talent Visualization by Nakisa version 2.1. The latest enhancements for this fast evolving product further adopt leading talent management best practices and allow customers to visualise more data and relationships within their organisation. Download a one page brief on the update by ROC. read more »

Southwark County Council & SpinifexIT Payroll Reporting Tools


Says Lynn Farrell, SAP HR & Payroll Manager of London Borough of Southwark: "We are really excited with the opportunity that the deployment of SpinifexIT Payroll Reporting tools presents to us at Southwark County Council. Finally, there is a product that can bridge the gap between SAP’s Ad-hoc Query and... read more »

Accelerated HCM Dashboards from ROC


Following last month’s webcast on Workforce Analytics, where attendees saw the power of Business Objects and the dashboards that organizations can implement in just a few weeks we thought you might be interested to see just what you can get from ROC’s Workforce Analytics team. And the best thing…you can have... read more »

SAP Upgrade - Sussex Police


Sussex Police realised, in late 2007, that it needed to upgrade its existing SAP systems to increase efficiency of HR management and meet legislative requirements. This upgrade work was undertaken with the support of ROC and along with the benefits to HR, both the finance and procurement departments also benefited.  The... read more »

Fully integrated Performance Management from SAP


SAP Performance Management is fully integrated with other SAP HCM modules and provides a whole range of functionality. And best of all, it can implemented in less than 2 months! Download an information pack. read more »

Accelerated Solution for SAP HCM Processes & Forms


ROC is pleased to announce the launch of its accelerated approach to SAP HCM Processes & Forms, one of the latest technology components available on the SAP HCM platform. This SAP technology allows organizations to replace many manual form based processes with interactive Adobe Form technology to reduce HR cycle... read more »

ROC joins the Sunday Times Tech Track 100


As a reflection of ROC’s rapid growth over the last three years, ROC was ranked number 54 in the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100.We would like to thank our employees for all their hard work and dedication in helping make this happen. Full details are available in the article. read more »

Nakisa Announces Global Integration Partnership with ROC Group


Nakisa® Inc., the pioneer provider of truly-integrated talent and organization management solutions for SAP®, today announced it has added ROC to its ecosystem of solution integration partners. Under this agreement, ROC, a leading global SAP Human Capital Management (HCM) consultancy, will implement SAP® Talent Visualization by Nakisa (SAP TVN) worldwide. View... read more »

ROC announces the launch of ROC Italy


ROC, the leading global SAP HCM consultancy, today announced the launch of its Italian subsidiary, ROC Consulting Italia. The launch of ROC in Italy propels ROC into the central Mediterranean region. Taking advantage of the growing SAP market, ROC Italy will bring ROC’s wealth of SAP HCM specialist knowledge to... read more »

ROC Acquires Towers Watson SAP HCM Practice in North America


ROC, the leading global SAP HCM consultancy, today announced that it has entered the North American market via its acquisition of Towers Watson’s SAP HCM Practice. ROC Americas Inc. forms a crucial element within ROC’s global business strategy. ROC brings over 10 years of experience and a global capability to the... read more »

ROC UK announces exclusive partnership with SpinifexIT


ROC, the leading global SAP HCM consultancy, today announced an exclusive partnership for the UK market with SpinifexIT, a company specialising in the production of SAP R/3 software specifically for the HR/Payroll module. ROC is the sole UK provider of the SpinifexIT SAP products, Generic Reporting Toolkit©, Payslip Analyser© and... read more »

ROC reports rapid global growth


Company expands footprint and revenue towards goal of becoming largest global SAP HCM consultancy. ROC, the leading global SAP HCM consultancy, has announced exceptional financial growth for 2008 expanding revenues to approximately £10 million a year. The company has also expanded its global footprint across all major geographies boasting over 250... read more »

ROC ANZ launches into Asia Pacific market


ROC, the leading global SAP HCM consultancy, today announced that Azenkai, a leading SAP Service Partner in Australia and New Zealand, will become part of the ROC Group, forming a strategic element of ROC’s global business.Les Hayman, chairman of ROC and ex-CEO of SAP Asia Pacific, championed the deal: "Our... read more »

ROC are Premier Sponsors of HR2008


As part of the Premier sponsorship, seven speakers from ROC will feature in the conference line-up, including a keynote address from Les Hayman, Chairman of ROC. ROC will also host an evening reception for delegates on the 6th of November. Les will deliver a speech entitled "The future of HR —... read more »

ROC Announces 10th Anniversary Celebrations


ROC, a leading global SAP HCM specialist, has announced plans for its 10th anniversary with a day of celebration for all its employees around the world. The event, comprising speeches, team building and other motivational activities, will take place at The Grand Hotel in Brighton on the 2nd of October.The... read more »

ROC launches SAP HCM Internship


ROC is pleased to launch its SAP HCM Internship, providing opportunities for candidates with an HR background and experience working in a SAP HCM project team. By joining ROC's SAP HCM Internship you can: Become a SAP HCM consulting expert. Join a world class specialist SAP HCM consultancy. Train up in the latest... read more »

ROC provides enhanced SAP HCM demonstration capability


ROC has recently fully integrated its demonstration capabilities such that existing and potential customers can now view the full suite of SAP’s Human Capital Management (HCM) functionality on a single environment. Not only that, but this capability is also portable which allows ROC to bring all this functionality to life... read more »

Public Sector Qualifications Body Christmas Payroll delivered safely by ROC


A National Public Sector Body responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment and certification of qualifications can look forward to a festive Christmas thanks to ROC. The customer had confidence in ROC to deliver the project safely and on time at a very sensitive time of the year for employee’s pay... read more »

ROC awarded ISO 9001 Quality Certification


ROC Systems Consulting Ltd has recently been awarded the ISO 9001:2000 certificate for quality assurance. This international certification lets ROC clients know that the Company is dedicated to delivering service that meets their expectations and has the management structures in place to ensure that a high quality of service is... read more »