Local Oracle partner, PrimeQ, has won a long-term deal with Victorian public transportation firm, Dyson Group, as part of a major digital transformation undertaking by the company.
Under the terms of the deal, PrimeQ will implement an Oracle Cloud solution across the Dyson Group, rolling out a fully-integrated digital core to enhance data collection and reporting for the company, which operates a large part of Melbourne and rural Victoria’s metropolitan bus services.
According to PrimeQ CEO, Andrew McAdams, the new contract with Dyson Group comes with an initial five years, plus another five-year partnership term that includes ongoing technical assistance.
“Dysons has chosen a powerful Oracle platform with integrated cloud capability and we expect to go live in mid-2018,” McAdams said.
“The new system will allow Dysons to reduce manual data entries and automate administrative processes to create productivity gains. This will allow Dysons to focus its attention on data analysis and business improvement.
“PrimeQ looks forward to building a strong partnership with Dyson over the coming years as we support the company through its digital transformation journey,” he said.
The digital transformation project is aimed at delivering a competitive advantage for the fourth-generation family business, which was established in 1952, and also operates school and charter coach services throughout Victoria and NSW.
Dysons has over 500 employees located at its head office as well as over 330 employees located at remote sites.
The solution at the centre of the collaboration between Dyson Group and PrimeQ will be based around Oracle’s JD Edwards Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite, running on Oracle Cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).
It will also be complemented by Oracle Cloud applications for transportation management, customer experience and human capital management solutions.
“Our new cloud-based IT system will allow us to provide more detailed reporting to our customers and will support our achievement of key contract deliverables,” Dyson Group business improvement manager, Vivienne Eyles, said.
“It will also create a platform for new innovations that will enhance our reputation for safety and reliability which have contributed to Dyson’s success and longevity over 65 years,” she said.
According to Eyles, Dyson Group settled on PrimeQ and Oracle as its preferred implementation and technology partners following an extensive selection process.
“PrimeQ engaged with us, demonstrated an understanding of our business and gave us confidence in their approach,” she said.