The digital transformation of Australia’s REA Group to adopt a wholly cloud-based model has boosted staff numbers and revenue, reports CIO.
The online portal giant, which operates residential and commercial property websites in 12 countries across four continents, has already transitioned 90 per cent of staff and workplace systems.
Staff numbers have grown from 400 staff in 2010 to 1500 people today – including 600 employees based overseas – and REA Group's revenue has increased 20 percent in the 2015 financial year to $522.9 million.
“The company has been on a cloud-first journey over the last five years internally at REA, which has been about shutting down legacy business systems for staff and community and moving to more scalable cloud-based applications that are highly configurable and globally scalable,” REA Group head of enterprise technology, Damian Fasciani, told CIO Australia.
“We identified there were some unique use cases in the organisation where giving a team a cloud-based platform actually wouldn’t solve certain challenges – so we needed to be able to think outside of the box and have a couple of different systems, or a customised solution that actually fulfilled some unique use cases in the company.”
REA Group has since adopted the MuleSoft Anypoint platform in a bid to drive HR transformation and productivity across teams. The company plans to scale and more quickly deploy new cloud based applications to support the business’ rapid growth across the company’s entire Australian operations.