Zer01 partners with SAP Australia to deliver Governance, Risk and Compliance software services

Zer01 to offer SAP GRC suite; including SAP Environmental Compliance solutions for the ASX 200

Sydney, AustraliaSAP Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) today announced a new services and pre-sales partnership with Zer01 Pty Ltd, a governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) specialist services company.

Working exclusively with SAP, Zer01 will be primarily focused on delivering SAP’s software solutions for GRC and sustainability to organisations in the mining, public sector, resources and financial services industries.

The team at Zer01, drawn largely from the accounting and auditing sector, is led by Robert Pedler, a former SAP General Manager covering the Northern Region. The Zer01 client base spans all tiers of government and the private sector, providing security, identity and access control, health, safety and environmental compliance solutions.

SAP and Zer01 will be targeting the top 200 companies in Australia with GRC solutions, including SAP’s Environmental Compliance platform, which works in any software environment. Launched in Australia in 2008 the SAP Environmental Compliance software platform enables businesses to monitor and manage their greenhouse gas emissions to ensure they comply with environmental laws, including the NGERS (National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System), the first step towards emissions trading.

“Today businesses are operating in a volatile environment that demands accountability and transparency of organisational processes,” said Robert Pedler, CEO, Zer01. “Companies looking to prosper and create competitive advantage require powerful software solutions like those within the SAP GRC suite, to deliver advanced reporting and facilitate effective decision-making.”

According to Andrew Fox, Director, Ecosystems Partner Group, SAP ANZ, the solutions offered by Zer01 with SAP will be a strong focus for businesses in Australia in the years ahead. “The fallout from the Global Financial Crisis means businesses now operate in an era of heightened corporate governance. This focus on governance will only increase as we move into a carbon economy.

“In the future, best-run companies will be what SAP calls ‘clear enterprises’. That is, they will embrace corporate accountability and transparency, manage risks more efficiently while minimising the cost of compliance.

“Zer01 has the pedigree and expertise in all aspects of GRC solutions, including SAP Environmental Compliance, to help all Australian companies become clear enterprises.”