New Zealand-based IT solutions provider, Intergen, is set to open its first Australian office in Perth.
Intergen is a Microsoft Gold partner with more than 200 staff. Its business revolves around Microsoft Dynamics NAV and CRM and it provides consulting services, business solutions and custom software development.
The office will open on June 17 to help the company’s staff operating in Sydney and Perth.
Intergen CEO, Simon Bright, said the decision to create a permanent beachhead was in response to increased demand.
“We’ve got three workers in Perth and one in Sydney at the moment,” he said. “We’ll be looking to have about ten by the end of the year.
“There’s no shortage of demand. We’ve been operating in New Zealand for almost 10 years and have grown at almost 25 per cent each year…we deliver Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementation quite quickly and cost-effectively.”
Stewart said while Intergen’s Sydney operations could be adequately managed from New Zealand, the time difference meant a physical presence in Perth was needed. He also said it would help push the business into South East Asia.
“Our target for the new office is about $500,000 over the next six months,” he said. “We’ve got a run rate at the moment of $1 million per year from existing business…that’s around $2m per year and we’re looking to drive growth out of the market so we expect that number to change pretty rapidly.”
Stewart said the phasing out of Microsoft’s current partner program would help his company, despite the increase in requirements needed to attain a top tier status.
“We’re really pleased that it’s being made harder,” he said. “We like having hoops to jump through because we’re really good at doing it…we invest a lot in their training programs and certifications.”