ASI Solutions has dipped into the piggy bank to spend $1.7 million on a back-end ERP system designed to Web enable its business.
ASI Solutions' director Maree Lowe told ARN today the system also requires the IT services outfit to dump its Microsoft NT platform in favour of UNIX running on an AS400 platform.
Lowe explained UNIX gives ASI the ability to enable customers to enter and retrieve data directly from the company's Web site. It will also give ASI's 150 staff a secure environment for conducting business.
And with plenty of outsourcing work on hand, such as the Federal Government contract it signed with IBM Global Services in March, more powerful systems are required to drive the business.
"Our business is moving very much away from boxes," Lowe said.
ASI is using an ERP system by Movex, while North Sydney-based Intentia is helping the company with the integration and rollout. The company is also using Foundry Networks for its enterprise switching requirements.
The company hopes to have its Sydney operations live on the new system in January 2001, shortly followed by a national rollout.