Parramatta software developer Positive IT Solutions has signed a contract with Australian commercial services and supplies company Tempo Services, worth $65 million over seven years.
Positive IT Solutions managing director Phil Jones would not disclose the name of the company it had signed the contract with, however an ARN source confirmed that the company involved was ASX-listed Tempo Services.
Under the contract, Positive IT Solutions will supply Tempo with workforce automation software to its offices around Australia. Its automation software is designed as a complete labour management solution, which manages rostering, time and attendance, work rule interpretation and volume forecasting business processes.
Positive IT Solutions is yet another success story born out of the Western Sydney IT Cluster, the NSW Government initiative that has boosted the local IT industry.
"There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the Western Sydney IT Cluster has made a tremendous difference to the success of our business," said Jones.
The Western Sydney IT Cluster was largely the brainchild of Margaret Ryan, executive director of the NSW Government regional agency Office of Western Sydney, who instigated the development of the initiative based on similar models in Finland, England, Singapore and Taiwan.
"The IT Cluster has helped us tremendously," said Jones. "There have been two areas it has helped us in: firstly, the Western Sydney IT awards have given us recognition among clients and peers; and secondly, Cluster members meet regularly to share issues, to network and find out what's going on for other businesses. We've gathered lots of leads and ideas from those meetings."
Jones said Positive IT Solutions' business is continuing to expand and it is looking for resellers, particularly small payroll integration companies and those that offer payroll or HR solutions, to broaden its customer base.