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MEGA helps recruitment consultancy Michael Page International streamline worldwide business processes

MEGA International, a global leader in providing enterprise architecture, business process analysis, and governance, risk, and compliance solutions, announced today that one of the world's foremost professional recruitment consultancies, Michael Page International, has implemented MEGA Modeling Suite software.

The MEGA software will play a central role in helping to streamline processes throughout the organisation, including the better alignment of IT with business demands, and the introduction of new initiatives to increase productivity and maintain competitive edge. Michael Page International believes that using such methods is unusual within the recruitment sector and views this process as another step towards its global technical expansion.

Rapid expansion of its global business drove the recruitment company to find new ways to increase agility and respond quickly to change. A review of IT resources acted as a catalyst for a broader analysis and changes within the whole enterprise. Allowing for regional variances in working practices, methodologies and supporting software from MEGA will be used to review and standardise the company's business processes in 149 offices throughout twenty five different countries, helping to improve working methods for over 5,000 staff.

In particular, enterprise architecture (EA) techniques from MEGA will accelerate further development of an EA programme that was introduced by Michael Page International in March 2007. The solution will be used to ease the auditing or mapping of existing IT resources in relation to the business, then analyse, design and implement new processes and IT frameworks to make the right changes to meet business objectives.

This work will pave the way for the introduction of a service oriented architecture (SOA) initiative, and the implementation of a global customer relationship management (CRM) system. The EA resources will also be used to help rationalise three separately located IT hubs that have been working in different ways.

Michael Page International selected MEGA because it most closely met the customer's functional requirements. The customer wanted a solution that was highly graphical, easy to use and provided an off-the-shelf set of robust tools that would allow complete traceability between business processes, services, information systems, data and infrastructure.

Using the ratings produced by an independent market research company three leading suppliers, including MEGA, were shortlisted by the recruitment company. Two suppliers' products were stronger in some categories, but weaker in others. MEGA was the only supplier to provide a consistent and comprehensive set of products, together with full customer support services.

Andrew Wayland, Chief Information Officer, Michael Page International comments:
"We were satisfied with the level of expertise the consultants we engaged with demonstrated. We were impressed by their level of commitment, their patience and the effort and support that was given to us."

Regarding compliance to industry standards such as BPMN, Wayland continues: "Mega seems to be a tool that evolves very quickly to meet new standards in the industry, and that was a definite advantage to us."

Michael Page International bought MEGA's entire range of EA and business process analysis (BPA) products. Implementation of the MEGA system began in April 2008. In due course, the customer anticipates ongoing measuring and adjusting of processes. The consolidation of the three data centres will be accomplished over the next five years.