ATO picks Melbourne app developer Elegant Media for new staff induction program

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has selected Melbourne-based IT and services firm Elegant Media to develop an app to deliver ATO staff induction program activities for new employees.

“We live and breathe App development and really pride ourselves on being the only Australian App development company to have ISO 9001 Accreditation,” said Elegant Media co-founder and CEO Anushka Bandara.

Elegant Media co-founder and CEO Anushka Bandara

“We have worked hard to put in place systems to ensure we consistently provide products and services which meet client and regulatory requirements. Securing the opportunity to work with such a significant organisation like the ATO is very rewarding,” Bandara added.

The firm said that according to training and development industry experts, most organisations realise that for training to be the most effective, it needs to be delivered to employees directly into their workplace where they are engaged in their work.

“This enables employees to learn while on the job and also reduces loss of time and resources when training is undertaken out of the workplace,” added Bandara

“The ATO App development project is a pilot initiative which will result in the delivery of an App that can be used by all new staff members to undertake their induction program with the ATO,” Bandara said. “The App will be versatile and able to be used on devices such as an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet.”

“The app will include a range of different modules and easy to follow messaging, prompts and informational videos,” said Bandara. “Hopefully if all goes well, we will be able to expand the functionality and scope of the App to incorporate other activities as well.”

The ATO Training and Development App is expected to be completed and implemented for use across the organisation by September 2018.

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