iXerv Global Appoints James Bennett to CRO UK & Europe

iXerv Global Appoints James Bennett to CRO UK & Europe

in Nov 26, 2020


LONDON (November 26, 2020) – iXerv Global, a  provider of strategic services and products for SAP SuccessFactors, announced today that it has appointed James Bennett as Chief Revenue Officer, UK & Europe. In this role, James will be responsible for expanding iXerv’s sales operations across the continent primarily focused on their Partner Managed Cloud Solution, Punch™.

We’re delighted to announce James Bennett has joined iXerv Global’s team (EMEA) as our Chief Revenue Officer for the UK and Europe.  He will take charge of the Go to Market Strategy for our flagship SaaS solution, Punch, that delivers Cloud HCM to mid and large businesses in a truly unique way.

James is a seasoned veteran in the HR, Payroll, HCM and Talent Technology arena having founded, started up and scaled 5 HR & HCM technology businesses over a 20 year timespan – all of them delivering tangible value to clients in Enterprise, Mid-sized or SME sectors.  We’re thrilled he’s taken us up on the opportunity to shape our current and future plans.

James entered the HR technology market in the early 90’s with hosted mainframe services underpinned by Peterborough Software (for those of you old enough to remember it!).  From there he pioneered the provision of leading edge (at the time) PRO-IV HRS (forerunner of today’s ResourceLink) to the Local Government and the NHS.

A long stint at Oracle from 2000, saw James leading a transformation of the UK HCM business from “unknown” to UK market leader – then leading Oracle’s e-business suite HCM business across Northern Europe.

This was followed by 4 years at Cornerstone UK (its early days based in a ‘cosy’ office in Hatton Garden) helping to accelerate Client adoption and building a reputation for delivery with the CSOD Cloud LMS and Talent Suite for large Enterprise Businesses.

“..a super simple cost model that’s a fit for mid-sized businesses…”


In 2016 James went on to co-found the SagePeople business for Sage Plc, applying a highly accelerated start-up programme ‘underpinned by Fairsail’.  After just 9 months, Sage acquired the entire Fairsail business and it was thus transformed into SagePeople.

Now James is adding his experience to iXerv’s extensive team of HCM experts to launch and continuously expand Punch – the next generation of HCM technology designed for enterprising, ambitious mid-sized businesses. Punch stands for world class integrated HCM Cloud Technology, consumed as a whole or as a sequence of individual modules, available for live use in weeks vs months, together with simple pricing per month and a £0 / €0 / $0 set up fee.

Importantly, Punch uses SAP SuccessFactors as the underlying engine that enables virtually limitless scope for small or mid-sized businesses to expand, extend and configure HCM as they evolve, grow and need to respond to their markets.  No more glass ceilings.

As James himself explains; “For too long, ambitious mid-sized business in the UK, across Europe and around the world have had to struggle by with old technology unable to keep up with the modern experience Executives, Managers, Staff and Candidates demand – unable to easily integrate with other systems – unable to handle multi-national or global needs.  Alternatives have been either creating a hotch-potch of different technologies or make a risky and expensive leap to a full Enterprise platform from Oracle, SAP or Workday.  I’ve seen businesses do this – it’s not easy managing big software a systems integrator and enterprise-designed support contract.                         

For the first time in the HCM Market, iXerv is providing a migration to Punch at a pace that really works for mid-sized businesses without hindering the opportunity to scale later.  And a super-simple cost model at a price that’s fit for mid-sized businesses vs super-rich enterprise businesses…..all supported by iXerv’s Consultants who know the software inside and out and live to help Clients achieve their goals. All in one simple contract.”

Welcome James – we’re excited at this next chapter for our Clients and the market as a whole!



You can contact James at james.bennett@ixerv.com or connect with him on LinkedIn here.


To learn more about iXerv’s client solutions, discuss customer references or schedule a discussion about your organization’s cloud HCM plans, please contact info@ixerv.com.

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About iXerv Global

iXerv is a certified SAP partner and has received the “Recognized Expertise in SAP SuccessFactors® Employee Central and Payroll Solutions” designation for its track record of customer success in both Employee Central and Employee Central Payroll. iXerv’s own range of software solutions extend the value of SAP SuccessFactors for customers, and includes Punch, a single contract SaaS offering consumed as a per employee per month subscription model in any module configuration.


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