Pentana Solutions

Pentana Solutions has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2019.
The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice [EOC] recognises organisations which have developed leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Founded in 1974, Pentana Solutions, is a leading Information Technology company that specialises in the development of software solutions and services for the automotive and associated industries. Utilising the latest technology, it provides an innovative range of solutions and services that helps its customers to achieve a level of peak performance in their businesses.

Pentana Solutions employs over 570 staff throughout 17 locations globally, with its corporate headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. Pentana Solutions’ products and services are used by more than 50,000 users in 87 countries.

Pentana Solutions has achieved its position as a leading Dealership Management System supplier by listening to customers and meeting their exact needs in the delivery of products and services. Each year, it invests more than 15% of its revenue on innovation activities, reflecting its ongoing commitment to providing customers with the latest cutting-edge software and technology needed to drive their businesses.

Pentana Solutions provides a number of Dealer Management Systems (DMS) to retail dealerships globally. Over 40 years of experience have provided a successful blueprint for Pentana Solutions’ DMS, eraPower, which was introduced to the Australian and New Zealand market in 2015. eraPower was developed with the highest attention to detail in mind – delivering an extensive range of functionality for every area of the business. It combines intelligence and integration to deliver a comprehensive DMS that links and streamlines every area of a dealership in real-time. The eraPower DMS delivers mobility in dealerships, increases productivity through its ease of use, and creates efficiencies through its workflow process. In Pentana Solutions’ most recent annual Customer Engagement Survey, 94% of the eraPower DMS users stated that they would recommend Pentana Solutions. Recently, Pentana Solutions was endorsed by BMW Australia and 61% of new BMW vehicles are now sold in Australia through the eraPower DMS.

Pentana Solutions also works closely with vehicle manufacturers across the world to provide dealers with integrations that support competitive advantage, efficiencies and contribute to overall profitability. Pentana Solutions has developed over 1,400 franchise interfaces including third party products that are fully integrated to the eraPower DMS. This means that they are able to better support the need for efficient communications between manufacturers with dealers, while ensuring that data is always compliant with franchise requirements through these trusted and reliable interfaces.

Pentana Solutions empowers its people to be the best they can be through its guiding principles; Respect, Integrity, Trust, Communication and Honesty (R.I.T.C.H.), created by its employees in 1994. Its CEO Steve Kloss believes these principles provide a way of life for their people, both in and outside of Pentana Solutions.

The Australian Business Awards are an annual comprehensive awards program which recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement via a set of established business and product award categories.

The Australian Business Awards are the national chapter of an integrated, hierarchical leadership initiative conducted on a national and international level. The Employer of Choice Award recipients will participate in the international chapter of the program at the World Business Awards whereby participants are provided with the unique opportunity to benchmark themselves against the top performers globally.

The process culminates in the selection of organisations which maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention. The recipients are recognised as the elite of their industry earning a place amongst a distinguished group by having their achievements acknowledged and celebrated.

Organisational eligibility includes private companies, publicly listed companies, multinational subsidiaries, not-for-profit organisations, non-government organisations, educational institutions, franchise systems, partnerships, government departments, government agencies, local government and statutory bodies operating in Australia.

Entrant organisations are required to demonstrate their achievements across the key areas of Organisational Culture; Leadership & Strategy; Employee Education, Training & Development; Employee Health, Safety & Satisfaction; Performance Management; Recognition & Remuneration.

The Employer of Choice Framework is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards.

The key attributes of the Employer of Choice Framework define the characteristics of high-performing, industry leading organisations that provide a stimulating and supportive workplace. The criteria and sub-criteria provide a robust set of requirements that are used as the methodology for benchmarking and learning among the participating organisations.

Entrant organisations are required to demonstrate their achievements across the key areas of Organisational Culture; Leadership & Strategy; Employee Education, Training & Development; Employee Health, Safety & Satisfaction; Performance Management; Recognition & Remuneration.

The program provides a notable opportunity for high-performing organisations which implement world-class human resource management practices to be acknowledged and celebrated for their achievements both nationally and internationally.

Conducted annually, the program engages with organisations worldwide to benchmark the full spectrum human resource management practises and to review their business performance through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the program’s established framework.

The program provides the ultimate platform for building knowledge, increasing employer brand awareness. reputation, equity, loyalty and retention through increased exposure, recognition and prestige.

We believe in creating a workplace where our people can be the best they can be and enjoy what they do. Through our guiding principles; Respect, Integrity, Trust, Communication and Honesty, we aim to provide an environment where our values can be seen every day, across our global business. Pentana Solutions is proud to be a recipient of the Employer of Choice [EOC] Award and we will continue to invest in our people.

Steve Kloss, CEO, Pentana Solutions