The Australian Business Award for Cloud Innovation recognises cloud-based products and services that provide innovative solutions for business and market needs.

“Definitiv has always been about changing the Payroll and HR industry to fit the needs of today’s workforce and compliance. We are proud to be recognised as ABA100 award winners in Software Innovation and Cloud Innovation for the technology we have developed. This award will enable us to continue advocating for change in the business community with our modern, simplified employee management solution; Definitiv.”

Definitiv, Roy Mellon, Chief Executive

Definitiv is a Payroll and HR software company inaugurated in 2013 by Chief Executive, Roy Mellon. Roy risked everything and decided to create an ERP for People meeting the modern needs of enterprises today and in the future. After three years of development, the Definitiv platform officially launched in October 2016 as Australia’s first 100% locally built, enterprise cloud-based payroll software. 14 months since the launch, Definitiv has grown to manage 130 companies, support 15,000 employees and process over $500 million in payments. Definitiv’s diverse client list includes ASX top 10 companies and has software partnerships with accountancy firms; Carbon Group and Moore Stephens.

100% cloud-based, Definitiv’s simple, effective and powerful solution creates significant efficiencies in the Payroll and HR functions. An ERP for People, Definitiv enables businesses to achieve optimal return on their biggest assets; their employees. A defining factor of design is dictated by payroll professionals who are involved in payroll daily and understand the profession complexities. Having a payroll service division processing payroll for businesses in different industries across Australia provides the advantage behind the platform’s success.

Definitiv is a modern product built with new technologies and is not impacted by legacy systems, making it an agile and verstatile software product in the market. Definitiv’s head office is based in Perth, Australia. The company has 20 staff, across software development, payroll and projects teams.


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The Australian Business Awards are an annual comprehensive awards program which recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement via a set of established business and product award categories.

The Australian Business Awards are the national chapter of an integrated, hierarchical leadership initiative conducted on a national and international level. Eligible organisations are invited to participate in the international chapter of the program at The World Business Awards whereby participants are provided with the unique opportunity to benchmark themselves against the top performers globally.

The process culminates in the selection of organisations which implement world-class business initiatives, projects, products and services. The award recipients are recognised as the elite of their industry earning a place amongst a distinguished group by having their achievements acknowledged and celebrated.

Organisational eligibility includes private companies, publicly listed companies, multinational subsidiaries, not-for-profit organisations, non-government organisations, educational institutions, franchise systems, partnerships, government departments, government agencies, local government and statutory bodies operating in Australia.

Organisations are required to complete a submission for a specific business initiative, product or service.

Business initiatives can include but are not limited to projects, programs, processes, systems, technologies, developments, ventures and undertakings.

Products can include but are not limited to services, devices, equipment, programs, processes, activities, applications, information, knowledge, software, cloud-based services, platforms, systems and manufactured goods. Products must be commercially available on the Australian market and comply with all applicable Australian standards and regulatory requirements. Product eligibility includes domestic and international products available to the Australian marketplace.

The World Business Awards Framework (WBA Framework) is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards.

The Framework consists of specialised assessment modules pertaining to the evaluation criteria for each of the award categories. The criteria and sub-criteria provide a robust set of requirements that are used as the methodology for benchmarking and learning among the participating organisations.

Organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement are recognised via a set of established business and product award categories.

The program provides a notable opportunity for high-performing organisations which implement world-class business initiatives and develop innovative products and services to be acknowledged and celebrated for their achievements both nationally and internationally.

Conducted annually, the program engages with organisations worldwide to benchmark the full spectrum of their products, services and initiatives and to review their business performance through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the program’s established framework.

The program provides the ultimate platform for building knowledge, increasing brand awareness, equity, loyalty and retention through increased exposure, recognition and prestige.

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