Pitney Bowes has won a competitive tender to provide asset management for Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Services (PWS).
The technology vendor's enterprise asset management solution, Confirm, is designed to monitor the repair, maintenance and investment in PWS' critical infrastructure assets.
Pitney Bowes claims the new solution will add functionality to PWS’ management processes, including system integration and strategic long-term modelling, as well as mobility for in-field operations.
PWS is responsible for the management and protection of Tasmania's natural and cultural assets, some 43 per cent of the state’s total land mass. It has been projected that the government department's database needs will increase by as much as 500 per cent in the next five years, including Increased inter-departmental and internal reporting requirements.
“After considering several competitors, Confirm was the only asset management solution that demonstrated excellence in large-scale public sector deployments and proven performance in delivering long-term efficiencies," said Andrew Roberts, director, commercial operations, PWS.
The existing legacy solution was highly customised and unable to integrate with other enterprise systems.
Pitney Bowes' Confirm solution is expected to reach full deployment in June 2016, and will provide PWS a complete view of its asset portfolio, and interconnect the Department’s location intelligence, finance, resource and reporting systems. This will reduce duplication and drive monetary savings across multiple departments.
New strategic modelling, GIS mapping and reporting functionality allows the department to optimise its management of assets over multi-year period, alongside real-time dashboards and fully customised reports will also ensure PWS is in a better position to manage the long and short term needs of its asset registry, taking into account important budgetary and operational requirements.