Cbus’ industry-first employer smartphone app awarded

16 June 2017

Cbus’ industry first employer smartphone app was awarded the Financial Service App of the year at the MAX Awards in Sydney last night.

David Atkin, Chief Executive Officer of Cbus, the industry super fund for the construction and building industry said he was pleased Cbus’ effort to bring convenience to our employers has been acknowledged and rewarded by our peers.

“Providing innovative solutions that assist employers with their business drove the development of the Cbus employer app,” Mr Atkin said.

“Employers who elect to use Cbus for their employees can save time managing their super payments on the go using the simple and secure app which allows for new employees to be added to an account, setting up of monthly payments and updating any administrative details for employers.

“Cbus will accelerate activities in the digital space in the years ahead, ensuring the digital experience for our 128,000 employers continues to be first rate.”

A first of its kind, Cbus in partnership with its administrator The Link Group, developed an app which allows businesses to make super contributions, add new employees, generate receipts and manage account administration, all from the convenience of their mobile.

The app is designed primarily for small businesses (employing less than 20 staff) who make up 97% of Cbus’ total employer base of 128,000 employers.

Overall, around 95% of employers are joining via an online channel which highlights the potential for the employer app to deliver simple super solutions and potentially transform the way businesses interact with Cbus.

The app lets businesses add new employees by scanning their ID to automatically pre-fill and match their member details. Super contributions can then be made with the tap of a screen, PDF receipts can be easily created and business details can be updated anytime. The app login is highly secure and only requires the use of a 4-digit pin or fingerprint technology once the account is verified.

Cbus’ employer app complements the highly successful member smartphone app that went live in 2014 and has received more than 114,000 downloads.

The employer app is now available on both Apple iPhone and Android devices, and is free to download for all existing or new Cbus employers.

The MAX Awards honours the achievers and innovators in marketing, advertising and sales excellence across the investment management, superannuation, insurance and financial planning industry.