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Alphawest wins EDMS contract for Western Australia Whole-of-Government initiative

  • 14 October, 2004 18:45

<p>SYDNEY, Australia - 14 October, 2004 - IT Services business Alphawest has been selected as the preferred tenderer to provide Electronic Document and Records Management Systems (EDMS) for the provision of business systems software and support for finance and payroll processing for some 130 State Government agencies to be serviced by Shared Corporate Service Centres.</p>
<p>The win positions Alphawest in conjunction with Oracle in a project with an overall budget of $82 million over ten years. The Shared Corporate Service Centres will enable State Government agencies to pool resources in the areas of financial management, human resource management and purchasing.</p>
<p>Alphawest will supply Hummingbird’s Enterprise Suite for electronic document and records management in order to support an integrated approach for the management of all paper and electronic documents, records and evidence of business processes, enabling government offices to capture, secure, publish and manage the complete lifecycle of critical information in a consistent and effective manner, across all agencies.</p>
<p>“Alphawest is pleased to be part of this important reform of the public sector,” said Garry Henley, Chief Executive Officer of Alphawest. “Alphawest shares the WA Government’s vision for the cost effective integrated provisioning of Corporate shared services, and with this business imperative in mind, the proven Hummingbird EDMS was selected within the “Best of Breed” category.”</p>
<p>Simon Tate, WA Regional Manager for Hummingbird Australia, said, “Hummingbird and Alphawest have as strategic partners invested heavily in the Western Australian market for many years, which has culminated in this strategic win within the whole of government initiative.”</p>
<p>Alphawest’s experience in government is broad and spans years of delivery incorporating product, services and outsourcing in specialist areas. Alphawest’s specific experience in the Information Management domain includes providing specialist services in Document and Records Management, Electronic Procurement, Web Content Management and workflow for a significant number of agencies in WA and throughout Australia.</p>
<p>Treasurer Eric Ripper said the Corporate Services business systems to be supplied will play a major role in shaping how the Shared Serviced Centres deliver services to their client agencies. “Once fully implemented, the Shared Corporate Services Reform will deliver savings to the West Australian taxpayer of at least $50 million every year. That is money that can be redirected towards core areas such as health, education and law and order,” he said.</p>
Alphawest Limited is an Australian publicly listed holding company. The group’s IT Services business operates across the Australasian region, focusing on three key sectors of the IT Services market: Information Management, Infrastructure Solutions and Business Continuity. Alphawest employs over 425 staff in offices located in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Bunbury and Singapore.</p>
<p>Alphawest provides systems integration solutions to business, government and education organisations. Alphawest excels in aligning IT systems with a company's business goals for the creation of genuine business value and enjoys strong partnerships with leading organisations in Australasia.</p>
Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ: HUMC, TSX: HUM) is a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions. Hummingbird’s enterprise content management (ECM) solutions enable organisations to manage the lifecycle of enterprise content from creation to disposition. Hummingbird Enterprise solutions enable organisations to address critical business needs, such as information management, business continuity, compliance and risk mitigation.</p>
<p>Founded in 1984, Hummingbird employs approximately 1450 people and serves more than 33,000 customers, including 90% of Fortune 100. Hummingbird solutions are sold directly from 40 offices worldwide and through our Alliance Network of partners and resellers.</p>
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