Enlighten listed in Gartner 2019 Hype Cycle for Human Capital Management Technology

Wednesday 21 August 2019. Sydney, Australia. Enlighten has once again been listed in Gartner’s Hype Cycle series, under Human Capital Management Technology 2019[1], in the category of Mid/Back-Office Workforce Optimisation (MBWFO).

As global experts in operational excellence, Enlighten has carved out a core competitive strength in mid/back-office workforce optimisation and human capital management, which has been given a High Benefit rating by Gartner. MBWFO is designed to enhance productivity and improve the operational performance of mid- and back-office workers, who typically hold administrative and support roles.

In the report, Gartner analyst Sam Grinter explains that, “MBWFO continues to be a focus for employers that are looking to both achieve a more efficient labour spend for groups of similarly skilled workers doing repetitive and common tasks, and to ensure that workers are motivated and productive”.

To date, the majority of MBWFO activity has occurred in sectors such as retail banking, professional services, insurance and financial services. However, given the long-term benefits MBWFO provides for operational performance, it is predicted to expand across multiple industries in the future.

Brent Churchill, CEO and Co-Founder Enlighten, said, “At Enlighten, our mission is to continue to educate the market about our robust MBWFO solution, and the advantages of enhancing productivity through more visible performance metrics”.

Forbes[2] recently observed that employees with clear expectations and human capital tools to do their work are the most engaged and show high rates of job satisfaction. An observation Enlighten sees time and time again when organisations implement tools that enhance productivity.

Gartner has been monitoring this market for several years and believes, there is a “niche demand for mid-office and back-office WFO in the market [and] the primary challenge for this technology to overcome, in order to make it to mainstream adoption, is the lack of awareness of the potential benefits of MBWFO by potential customers”.

Gartner validates this, saying, “WFO deployed in the mid office and back office typically increases the productivity of workers. The benefit of this is … the ability for the same number of FTEs to undertake a greater volume of work, while also maintaining or improving the quality of that work”.

“Few companies do what Enlighten does. Our cutting-edge technology combined with consulting services drive business transformation and cost savings. Helping organisations achieve a balance between better work practices and employee well-being provides a rounded approach that stand-alone functions can’t achieve,” concluded Mr. Churchill.

If you would like to find out more about Enlighten’s proven MBWFO platform, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Visit the contact page on our website to find an Enlighten office near you, and schedule an appointment with us today:

[1] Hype Cycle for Human Capital Management Technology, 2019 Published: 23 July 2019 ID: G00371398. Analyst(s): Helen Poitevin

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