Tony Armfield Joins SAP as Area VP for SuccessFactors Business in Australia & New Zealand

Strategic appointment reinforces company’s ambitions to bring benefits of cloud computing to ANZ businesses

Sydney, AustraliaSAP Australia and New Zealand today announced the appointment of Tony Armfield as Area Vice President for its SuccessFactors cloud business in Australia and New Zealand.

Based in Sydney, Armfield focuses on bringing the value of cloud solutions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company, to companies of all sizes, helping them drive workforce strategies and insights with confidence and empower their people to take charge of their careers.

Armfield brings more than 25 years’ experience in New Zealand, England and Australia in the computer software and digital media industries. He joins SAP from Salesforce.com, where he served as Vice President of Enterprise Sales. He has also held senior executive positions at CA Pacific and SAP UK.

“Australia and New Zealand have laid a leading foundation for rapid adoption of cloud solutions,” Armfield says. “More and more businesses in the region are recognising and realising the beneifts of cloud, including faster innovation, shorter implementation times, an operational expense model, and lower total cost of ownership. SAP’s portfolio of cloud solutions is the most comprehensive in the market, and I am thrilled to be working with local businesses as they transition to this flexible deployment model to support their HR strategies.”

Cloud applications from SuccessFactors support core HR processes, such as recruitment, onboarding, talent development, and collaboration, helping businesses to optimize resources with a user experience that will engage the 21st century workforce.

SAP today offers a comprehensive portfolio of cloud applications, with over 29 million users in the cloud, along with experience with the world’s largest cloud implementations and an unparalleled user experience. The solutions reflect SAP’s industry expertise from more than 238,000 SAP customers in 191 countries across 25 industries.

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