EROAD’s former CTO Tim Hogan will join Datacom as Datapay Director at the end of this month.

Datapay is Datacom’s payroll and HR software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, developed to securely manage employee personal and financial data, and support legislative compliance in Australia and New Zealand.

“Tim [Hogan] will bring great expertise and experience to Datapay and is well positioned to help Datacom achieve our objectives for steep growth in Australia and New Zealand, while at the same time modernising our core platform, empowering our customers to embrace the future of work, and building rewarding careers for our people,” says Peter Nelson, Datacom’s Managing Director, SaaS Products.

Hogan will begin the new role with Datacom on 31 October [2022] and says he is looking forward to being part of a business that provides such a critical service for other organisations.

“People are the beating heart of every business and trusted payroll is the ultimate essential service. I am delighted to join Australasia's leading tech team, helping customers stay competitive and flexible as they grow and manage today's increasingly complex workforce.”

In his role with New Zealand fleet tracking and management company EROAD, Hogan led a team of 250 people building SaaS solutions to help transport fleets to lift their supply chain assurance, enhance safety, increase return on capital, and improve regulatory compliance.

Hogan’s previous positions include GM roles with Warner Bros, NBCUniversal, and TiVo, and several startups. At Warner Bros, he led strategy, business development, marketing and engineering for the launch of a new SaaS ecommerce platform which his team grew to $2.5m per week in sales.

Throughout his career, Hogan has launched new SaaS/PaaS services in 11 countries and scaled products to $1+ billion in revenue.

In August this year Datacom appointed Peter Nelson to the role of Managing Director, SaaS Products to lead the company’s three software product businesses: Datascape, Datapay, and Smartly.

Nelson manages the Datascape team directly, while Hogan will lead the Datapay team and Smartly’s team is led by CEO Melissa Cheals.

Smartly is focused on payroll for small businesses and combined with Datapay products is responsible for paying a sixth of New Zealanders and serving over 23,000 businesses and 350,000 employees across Australia and New Zealand. Datascape is a range of ERP software products developed for the local government sector and designed to facilitate better engagement between councils and the communities they serve.

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