Alphawest scores record win

Alphawest scores record win

Alphawest has won an $82 million WA government tender for the provision of an electronic document and records management systems (EDRMS).

The 10-year contract, which will be shared between the IT services company and rival consortium bidder, Oracle, will see it supply EDRMS, finance and payroll processing for about 130 state government agencies.

"It is a significant win and probably the single biggest contract we have won, given it is for 10 years," company CEO, Garry Henley, said.

The contact will be a major boost for the 170-strong Alphawest WA office and Henley anticipates increasing resources as the rollout progresses over coming months.

It will require Alphawest, which was part of the SAP consortium, to work with Oracle, which supplies the core financial and payroll software. Alphawest will use long-term partner Hummingbird's Enterprise Suite for EDRMS. It will be installed in the Shared Corporate Service Centres, which in turn will service WA government office functions such as education with a suite of EDRMS, financial management, HR and purchasing.

"EDRMS is a requirement for all government departments - they are trying to keep control of all unstructured data, emails and workflow," Henley said. "For example, email control is one of the biggest issues in terms of corporate governance."

The WA Treasury anticipates pooling its resources via the service centres will cut costs.

"Once fully implemented, the Shared Corporate Services Reform will deliver savings to the West Australian taxpayer of at least $50 million every year," Treasurer, Eric Ripper, said.

"That is money that can be redirected towards core areas such as health, education and law and order."

The win, in addition to last year's NSW government tender and other statewide and federal work, strengthens Alphawest's 20-year relationship with Australian governments.

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