Australian software developer Technology One has secured yet another uni- versity account, this time with Southern Cross University (SCU).
Over the next few months, Technology One will replace the university's legacy system, which is not Y2K compliant, with its own student administration system, Student One.
Adrian Di Marco, Technology One's managing director, claims the system, designed specifically for Australian institutions, has been gaining industry recognition as a powerful new-generation product.
Malcolm Marshall, SCU executive director of administration, agrees, revealing that his univer-sity was stringent in its approach to selecting a new system.
"We have done extensive research over a long period and we believe Student One will provide us with a strong, flexible and reliable system," said Marshall. "It was apparent that Technology One had a reputation for being client focused and providing good service," he added.
Another factor in the university's selection, Di Marco suggests, is that Student One's total cost of ownership over five years is less than 40 per cent of its international competitors.
"Southern Cross is one of four universities along with Curtin, Bond and Avondale College that have implementation teams working closely with Technology One's consultants to achieve 'live' operation in 1999," Technology One officials said.
The system is set to become operable on October 14.