Sydney-based IT consultancy, The Frame Group, has signed on to resell Business Process Management (BPM) software from German vendor, IDS Scheer.
Frame Group director of consulting, Terry Rowlings, said the vendor's ARIS platform would benefit government, finance, telco and resources organisations.
"With a skills shortage and an ageing population, doing more with less and getting business processes agile and efficient is very important," he said. "In addition, the amount of legislation out there, whether it's Sarbanes-Oxley or Basel 2, is only going to increase."
The Frame Group's customers include Sensis, the Commonwealth Bank and the NSW Department of Environment and Conservation. The decision to bring the ARIS platform to its portfolio would open up further opportunities in the areas of risk and compliance, Rowlings said.
Research outfit, IDC, reported the Australian BPM market was worth just under $2 million in 2005 and will reach near to $5 million by 2010.
"We've made a conscious decision to focus our consulting business on an area we have expertise in - governance and risk - and we needed a partner who could broaden that beyond straight IT," Rowlings said.
IDS Scheer launched a direct sales operation locally, earlier this year.