Corporate modelling software provider, Mondelio, has inked a deal with IT services firm, iPlatinum, in an effort to further penetrate the government sector and expand its reseller network.
With iPlatinum’s customer base of 60 local government clients in NSW and Queensland, Mondelio was well positioned to dip its toe into the local government scene, executive chairman, Garth Laird, said.
“Local government is a huge sector, and there are plenty of statutory requirements in areas like policy and accounting standards — and in terms of long-range planning and budgeting processes,” he said.
“We don’t operate within local government, so the best thing for us to do was to find a partner that spends all of its time selling, supporting and consulting to that market.”
Today, the Mondelio solution is mainly used by medium and large organisations to develop and manage budgets, run feasibility studies and provide detailed reporting and accurate forecasting.
CEO of iPlatinum, Michael Preedy, said there were more than 700 local councils in Australia that required effective budgeting systems along with financial analysis and forecasting.
“About 250 of them are medium to large councils and that’s where we see Mondelio’s real market potential,” he said.
Preedy said iPlatinum had its eye on the Mondelio solution 12 months ago — when the product and company were formerly known as SuperModeller — but waited until development issues were addressed.
“The organisation has undergone a bit of a restructure since then and addressed a lot of the issues,” he said.
For iPlatinum, the relationship brings the ability to mix and match the Mondelio technology with its strategic planning solution, dubbed Outcome Manager.