Eager to justify its recent funding arrangement with the venture capital firm Hambro-Grantham, AXIOM Information Systems has ushered the latest version of its Consulting Management System (CMS) software into the booming Enterprise Services, Automation and Management (ESAM) market.
Utilising the opportunity that the introduction of the euro into the global financial systems has opened for financial software and tools development, the Sydney-headquartered software and consulting house has pledged the new software will "ensure [its customers] are euro-ready from today".
AXIOM decided to go down the euro track because, according to Asia-Pacific director Peter Hadfield, "euro-compatibility will have a lot more significance on international trade than most people think".
The euro-compatible version 2.5 of AXIOM's organisational management system for professional service organisations, CMS will extend the multi-currency features inherent in CMS software, enabling organisations to run projects in different currencies including the euro, AXIOM officials claim.
According to Hadfield, the 32-bit application should also enable seamless integration with Microsoft Project 98, allowing users in MS Project to interface with AXIOM's CMS software. Fully Y2K compliant, Hadfield claims the new version earmarks the start of AXIOM's vision of becoming a major player in the emerging Enterprise Services Automation and Management (ESAM) market.