At the 2019 Avalon Airshow, Anywise announced the launch of the Anywise Talent Community, powered by the BenchOn platform, to enhance Defence’s access to the talent resident in Australian SMEs.
SMEs are heavily influenced by the peaks and troughs of project-based work. This can have devastating effects when projects are delayed, cancelled or market forces become unfavourable. With numerous vendor rationalisation efforts underway, SMEs often face considerable challenges in finding new opportunities and retaining quality staff whilst trying to survive during the lulls.
The software matches project resource requirements to the individual skills, qualifications, experience and availability of businesses employees to expedite supplier resourcing for large projects, whilst protecting each company’s proprietary information and preventing conflicts of interest.
“This Talent Community will be key to strengthening the Defence SME base,” BenchOn’s CEO, Tim Walmsley, said. “It not only supports enterprise by reducing sourcing time from one month to one day, and reporting to meet SME engagement targets, but also provides SMEs with passive business development to allow them to survive and thrive in-between major projects.”
“This Talent Community, combined with other existing solutions in the Anywise Partner Eco-System, is now integrated into the DNA of our operations,” Anywise Managing Director Adam Evans said. “We now provide end-to-end support to integrated projects with a focus on collaboration and cross-industry access.”
To celebrate the launch, Anywise is offering the first 15 SME early adopters free use of the system for three months.
“Our aim is to have 500 high quality SMEs in the community by the end of the year to provide Primes and Major Service Providers the most comprehensive access to the available niche skillsets in the best companies,” Evans said.