MEXICO CITY, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is helping SICOSS Group change the way it processes and delivers payroll and human resource claims by deploying Nomilinea, a new SaaS-based claims-management system, on IBM Cloud infrastructure. The security, scalability and control that SICOSS Group achieves with SoftLayer's cloud infrastructure will help its customers maintain compliance easier and will also enable it to launch new services in days rather than weeks.
SICOSS Group is a Mexican company with more than 30 years of experience processing Social Security, Social Household quotes and payroll calculations for customers across Mexico. With the endorsement of Mexican Social Security Authority, it is able to validate and generate payment files without the need to use additional compliance tools. In the last two years, the company has rapidly diversified and evolved to deliver new services including salary and profit-sharing calculation simulators, as well as training and technical support through webinars, tutorials, online-chat and over the phone. The company also provides education through free online courses about business themes such as payroll, social security, technology, marketing and strategy.
SICOSS Group deployed Nomilinea on cloud infrastructure from SoftLayer, an IBM Company, in 2013 to enable its 1,200 customers to launch the service in less than 48 hours by leveraging SoftLayer's virtual storage and dedicated cloud servers. SICOSS Group chose the IBM Cloud to take advantage of its business class security, backup and experience in IT services. With the new cloud-based payroll and HR processing model, SICOSS Group is able to improve agility for companies of all sizes and help its customers' to remain compliant easier and more efficiently, improving services for more than 26,000 registered employees in their cloud-based system.
"With IBM Cloud we have 100 percent IT availability," said Miguel Galindo, Corporate IT and Innovation Manager at SICOSS Group. "We are very pleased because the SoftLayer capabilities are supporting us without downtimes in our service, which allows us to limit risk and guarantee permanent service levels for our customers' HR and payroll management."
Nomilinea allows SICOSS Group's customers to streamline integration by eliminating the need to invest in specialized servers or equipment. Because it's based in the cloud, SICOSS Group is able to integrate updates directly into Nomilinea when laws and regulations change, thereby allowing its customers to remain compliant easier and more efficiently.
Leveraging a SaaS-based model enables customers using Nomilinea to subscribe monthly, quarterly, by semester or yearly rather than pay for it upfront, which allows for better planning of cash flow. Further, because SoftLayer provides the highest level of visibility into workloads and enables for control over user's access to data, Nomilinea is able to improve security for its customers, as well.
"Nomilinea is very flexible and covers all of our needs as a company, as it allows us to continue to deliver consistent payroll," said Monica Lopez, in charge of Payrolls in Pronaquim, a Nomilinea customer. "The online portal is easy to use and intuitive and the cloud-based system gives us much more control over the on-premise model that we were using before."
"Processing payroll and social security claims requires companies to constantly scale up and down based on changes in demand. Because their processes directly impact people's livelihoods, SICOSS Group needs to ensure that they have an accurate and secure IT," said Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer, SoftLayer, an IBM Company. "Designed for the enterprise, IBM's Cloud infrastructure provides the security, scalability and control that Nomilinea needs to ensure timely delivery of payments, no matter what."
One year ago, IBM made a strategic acquisition of SoftLayer for $2 billion. Since July 2013, SoftLayer has flourished as the foundation of IBM's cloud computing business by winning clients, attracting new partners, expanding IBM's cloud footprint and driving new innovations. Since the acquisition, SoftLayer has attracted thousands of new customers as part of IBM, doubling its previous rate of new business generation. In 2013, IBM generated $4.4 billion in cloud revenue.
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