Queensland-based wireless specialist Technisyst has won a $20 million five-year contract with US outfit CyberMetrics. The deal will see Technisyst adding wireless capability to the software developer’s flagship maintenance management product, FaciliWorks.
The software allows companies to track and allocate personnel and resources, schedule preventative maintenance, track equipment repair history, generate work orders and create customised reports.
The deal was “certainly up there” but not unusually large for Technisyst, chief executive officer, Bill Delaney, said. However, it was its first foray into the American market and – with CyberMetrics customers including Ford, General Motors, Boeing, NASA and the US Air Force – the deal was loaded with potential.
CyberMetrics will offer the new wireless solution to existing customers as well as using it to attract new ones.
“We are quite excited because of the nature of the deal,” Delaney said. “It’s our first big deal overseas and something we have worked on in order to find a way into the US market.”
Under the new agreement with Technisyst, workers can receive job orders in real time on hand held devices.
As part of the two-way deal, Technisyst will also sell and support CyberMetrics products in Australia in New Zealand.
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