Brisbane’s first partner-run AppHaus will use human-centric design to solve complex business problems

Brisbane, August 9, 2023DalRae Soutions today announces the launch of the first partner-run AppHaus in Brisbane, Australia. As part of the global SAP AppHaus Network, the centre provides local organisations with a creative space to co-innovate with DalRae and SAP, focusing on experience design and future-proof solutions.

The SAP AppHaus Network is a community of creative spaces run by SAP or like-minded SAP partners helping to humanise business software and ensure that innovation gets into the hands of end users. The goal of the network is to put people into the centre of all engagements by leveraging SAP products and technologies. The network helps to ensure that creative spaces and innovation services are available to organisations that use SAP solutions in all regions.

Founder and Chief Architect of DalRae Solutions, Chris Rae says, “I have long had the aspiration to bring the concept of the SAP AppHaus to Brisbane after visiting the SAP AppHaus in Palo Alto.

“As a long-time practitioner of human centred design, it was a natural step for us to partner with SAP to launch the first partner-run AppHaus in Brisbane, specifically leveraging SAP Business Technology Platform.

“We know that with world-class design thinking coach and user experience expert, Vilena Vorobyova, leading our design thinking workshops, our customers will benefit from new ways of working and thinking that will help to solve for some of the most challenging business problems” he adds.

Chris Rae, Founder and Chief Architect of DalRae Solutions

“Australian businesses are increasingly seeking out ways to use advanced technologies to streamline and simplify processes, drive operational efficiencies, and improve productivity,” says Damien Bueno, President and Managing Director, SAP Australia and New Zealand.

“DalRae’s deep expertise in SAP, innovative mindset, and its focus on putting customers at the centre of its problem-solving processes makes it an ideal addition to the SAP AppHaus Network in ANZ. By working in close partnership, we will help our customers to continue to grow and achieve their ambitions.”

The DalRae AppHaus team has already begun hosting workshops with customers to help them identify pressing use cases and achieve their goals, including with Energy Queensland Limited.

Jeff Green, General Manager of EQL said that the workshop facilitated by DalRae Solutions to explore single timesheet entry was “very valuable”.

“This involved exploring ideas, challenges and a broader understanding of end user interactions resulting in many points of view being worked through to progress a great opportunity for EQL.”

“With DalRae Solutions joining our global SAP AppHaus Network we are taking another important step towards our goal of bringing human-centered innovation closer to all of our customers from across the globe” said Birgit Fien-Schmalzbauer, Global Head SAP AppHaus Partner Network.

Jim McDonald, Member for Lockyer said that sovereign small and medium enterprises that specialise in lifting the digital capabilities of the state’s government, non-profit and commercial entities are critical to growth of the state.

“Seeing DalRae Solutions grow in Queensland and throughout Australia at the forefront of SAP’s ecosystem, and leading with their AppHaus capability to bring Human Centred Design and technology together is testament to their tenacity and technology leadership. DalRae Solutions is the kind of SME that will lead the state’s charge into the digital future,” he said.

Scott Buchholz, Federal Member for Wright said he’s proud to see local Australian businesses like DalRae Solutions taking Australia’s technology leadership to places like the United States.

“Their leadership in SAP’s ecosystem through the AppHaus that brings Human Centred Design and technology together helps organisations here and overseas to compete and thrive in an increasingly digital world,” he said.

For more information, visit DalRae Solutions and the SAP AppHaus Network.