Australian IT service management supplier, Planwell Technology, has achieved Business Service Management (BSM) certification with BMC Software.
It is the first certified BSM partner in Asia-Pacific for BMC - and one of only seven worldwide.
"The certification locks us very tightly to BMC, especially being the only certified partner in APAC, but it entitles us to first dip on BMC partner deals that BMC needs to engage partners on," Planwell Technology MD, Mathew Barnier, said.
To achieve certification, Planwell embarked on a seven-month process that led to onsite evaluation from a US-based BMC Software executive.
Planwell customers include Telstra, National Australia Bank and Brisbane City Council.
Planwell would also look at certification opportunities with Computer Associates, Barnier said, but in areas that didn't overlap with its BMC arrangement.
"After all, we don't want three products from three vendors, each doing the same thing," Barnier said.
"We get approached every two weeks by someone wanting us to distribute a product.
"We have a reputation in the market now, so if they're half-baked startups out of the US or India we pass for things that better match our business model and fit with our vision and direction."