Computer Associates (CA) opened its Perth Enterprise Delivery Centre (EDC) last week to improve project delivery times and provide pre-installation testing facilities. CA reports the centre employs over 80 IT staff and is equipped with the latest hardware and software to model complex large-scale projects.
Chris Wagner, executive VP and general manager of CA GPS, explained the Perth EDC is the first to be located outside the US where it has eight facilities.
Perth is the first of an additional eight facilities to be located in Europe, Asia and South America.
The EDCs are designed as both testing and training facilities for IT consultants.
The company reports integrators can use the EDCs to ensure project success through a unique "outcome-based" solution pricing approach.
Each EDC is equipped with a demonstration and joint application design room where GPS consultants and clients create a blueprint based on a client's specifications, the company said.
The final blueprint of the system design for the customer is refined using a prototype system, CA explained, which allows clients to test a prototype's functionality before giving final approval to any proposed design.