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Goodstart three-time winner at Australian Business Awards 2022

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Goodstart has been named the winner of three prestigious awards at the Australian Business Awards today. 

  • Goodstart: ABA100® Winner for Business Innovation  

  • Goodstart, Integral and Xap: ABA100® Winner for Digital Transformation  

  • Goodstart, Integral and Xap: ABA100® Winner for Change Management 

The Australian Business Awards are an international, awards program honouring organisations that demonstrate the core values of business excellence, product excellence, sustainability and commercial success in their respective industries. 

Goodstart’s innovative application of machine learning for safety performance improvement picked up the Business Innovation Award, and the roll-out of Xap in collaboration with project partners Integral and Xap, won the Digital Transformation and Change Management awards. 

Goodstart’s CEO Julia Davison said the awards recognise Goodstart’s focus on best practice in advanced analytics and safety and giving our centre teams and families the resources they need to manage their bookings and attendances. 

“Winning three Australian Business Awards is a huge accolade for our teams who are always seeking to create better outcomes for children, our families and our centre teams,” Julia said. 

“We exist purely to improve children’s lives and these two projects are evidence of doing just that.” 

Over the past 24 months, Goodstart introduced machine learning to improve its safety performance and reduce child and employee injuries, led by Martin Knell, Head of Data and Analytics. 

“While Goodstart’s safety performance is one of the best in our sector we’re always seeking to be better. Improved safety performance is a priority for every team member, every day,” Julia said. 

“By using machine learning, we have a clear map of safety risk for every Goodstart centre and we can use those insights to make the changes necessary to help reduce injury risk to keep our children and Goodstarters safe.”  

Goodstart, Integral and Xap, placed children, families and our people, at the heart of their project design and execution. 

“Replacing Goodstart’s core technology was a major digital transformation project that had uncompromising objectives including, reducing everyday administration for our people to improving efficiencies and improving everyday experiences for our families and Goodstarters, from signing in children to accounts and billing.” 

“Ultimately by placing children and our people at right of project design, it’s resulted in freeing up our Goodstarters to do more of what they do best – supporting children’s learning and development. 

“This project, being named a two-time winner, demonstrates the value that Goodstart places on working with the right partners committed to our vision for children and not losing sight of why we exist throughout project delivery,” Julia said.   

Learn more about Goodstart’s application of machine learning here

Learn more about Xap here.


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