Expansion is the name of the game for Queensland-based software publisher and distributor, Manaccom.
Although unwilling to provide details, its director of publishing, James Mackay, claimed the company had posted record numbers in the 12 months ending in June after 18 years in the industry.
This included its highest ever monthly turnover in June, he said.
Mackay attributed the success to improved internal structure, higher quality and volume of products — with Trend Micro’s PC-cillin Internet Security its hottest title — and the development of international relationships.
As a result of its purple patch, the company will next month relocate to a 1000sqm purpose-built headquarters — Manaccom House — in Milton, Queensland. It has occupied a 400sqm premises in the same suburb for the past decade.
“We are cementing our commitment to staying in Queensland and think we can rival any other distributor for order turnaround,” Mackay said. “We are going to streamline our distribution process and implement a new electronic distribution system with barcode swiping so we are able to dispatch orders within 24 hours.”
Traditionally focused on retail software, Manaccom is adding business applications and children’s educational titles.
The company is also stocking its first hardware — Manaccom-branded 128MB USB drives.
“It’s a very competitive space but we don’t need to take a big percentage to do well out of it,” Mackay said. “It also gives us another opportunity to bundle with our software.”
Given the huge demand for digital cameras, Manaccom is also considering further hardware opportunities for compact flash and secure digital cards that could be bundled with its photographic software products.