Apcera Selected by nextSource to Speed Innovation and Delivery of New HR Services and Applications

Workforce Optimization Vendor Deploys Trusted Cloud Platform to Shorten Development and Deployment Process From Months to Days, With Full Security and Compliance

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 2, 2016) - Nearly a third of installed human capital management systems are expected to rapidly shift from on-premises solutions to SaaS or hybrid platforms by 2019*, generating greater concern for CIOs and IT teams about how they approach data security and compliance. Apcera, the world's only trust-first cloud platform, today announced it has been selected by nextSource, a leading provider of workforce optimization solutions, to speed innovation, improve developer agility, and decrease time-to-market, all while maintaining security and compliance in its underlying IT infrastructure. nextSource will utilize the Apcera platform to securely develop and deploy new services and applications to a large and growing number of customers in the education, e-commerce/retail, financial services and healthcare markets.

"In our industry, speed and trust are absolutely essential. In the human capital management space we are bound by the same security regulations as our customers and achieving this requires technology that lets us deploy applications quickly while also ensuring full compliance and trust," said Catherine Candland, CEO of nextSource. "We selected Apcera because it addressed all of our concerns around security, governance and compliance while also letting us modernize our IT architectures, innovate easily and move quickly to the cloud."

A recent HR technology and service delivery survey of 10,000 enterprises by Information Services Group found that data security, ease of use and configurability are the top three priorities for enterprises selecting new HR technology**. To satisfy these three priorities for its customers and maintain the ability to customize services according to each customer's needs, nextSource chose to migrate to a microservices architecture with the Apcera platform as its foundation. Now nextSource can create, test and deploy applications faster than ever, knowing that the associated data is secure and compliant. This allows nextSource to quickly focus on the immediate needs of its customers, deepening customer satisfaction and loyalty.

With Apcera, changes that used to take weeks or months now take hours to code and minutes to deploy, helping nextSource stay nimble as a major contender in the competitive workforce management market. At the same time, Apcera's deep policy capabilities combined with powerful enforcement ensure that sensitive information stays safe and compliant with government regulations.

"While bringing new products and services to market quickly is important, trust is becoming as much a critical factor as agility and flexibility for delivering true innovation in the cloud," said Derek Collison, CEO and founder of Apcera. "The Apcera platform is a powerful solution for companies like nextSource that need strong policy and governance of sensitive or proprietary data as they move to the cloud, while also enabling rapid innovation and faster time to market."

Apcera is a modern, trusted cloud platform that lets enterprise IT securely deploy, orchestrate and govern diverse workloads across public and private cloud providers as well as on-premises infrastructure.

In addition to facilitating the rapid development of modern architectures, Apcera enables a range of critical enterprise use cases including multi-cloud workload portability. Customers can easily move workloads and all associated data to and from any cloud provider they choose, avoiding vendor lock-in.

Unlike traditional cloud platforms that are singularly focused on speeding up the deployment process, Apcera is focused on trust. Its powerful policy and governance capabilities let developers innovate at speed with any modern tool they choose while concurrently giving IT the assurance that their infrastructure is safe and secure -- delivering enterprise compliance and risk mitigation.

Juan Garcia, CTO of nextSource, will provide a demonstration of how Apcera's platform improves business flows and keeps secure information safe during a webinar on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

To register, visit: https://www.apcera.com/customers/nextsource/webinar.

To learn more about the nextSource IT innovation process, visit: https://www.apcera.com/customers/nextsource.

*Gartner Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Application Software, Worldwide, 2Q15 Update
(28 percent of installed human capital management systems are expected to shift)
**Information Services Group Industry Trends in Human Resources Technology and Service Delivery Survey - 2015

About nextSource
For 15+ years, nextSource has forged meaningful connections between companies and the workforce talent they need to drive business forward. nextSource's goal is to exceed an organization's strategic workforce expectations by providing superior talent, operational efficiencies and bottom-line cost savings across specific locations or entire enterprises.
As a leading provider of effective workforce best practices, nextSource provides organizations with integrated talent acquisition solutions such as Managed Services Program (MSP), Vendor Management Systems (VMS), Worker Classification Compliance, Employment of Record (payrolling), and Statement of Work (SOW) services and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). With a host of creative and strategic solutions, nextSource is uniquely qualified to be your nextSource for talent.

About Apcera
The Apcera trusted cloud platform is a highly secure, policy-driven multi-cloud platform for cloud-native applications, containers, microservices and legacy applications. Apcera enables developers and DevOps teams to use any modern tool or software they want while giving IT and Operations teams the assurance that their infrastructure is safe and secure. With Apcera, companies can innovate at speed with full confidence and trust.

Global 2000 companies use Apcera to securely develop, deploy, orchestrate and govern diverse workloads across multiple cloud providers, resulting in lower cost, faster time to market, and mitigated risk. Apcera is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://www.apcera.com, read the company's blog or follow on Twitter: @apcera.