The money train has come in for Australian solutions and software developer Mincom, after the company stitched up yet another deal with a railway company.
Mincom has won the tender put out by Alstom Melbourne Transport Ltd (AMTL) to provide asset and project management with its maintenance, materials and financials software package -- MIMS Open Enterprise.
The contract was announced when Victoria's Public Transport Consortium was privatised by the Kennett Government last year, and divided into four areas, with AMTL picking up the enterprise asset management category.
The contract is said to be worth in excess of $700,000 and Robert Pryke, Mincom's managing director for Asia Pacific, claims it was awarded based on Mincom's history of providing rail infrastructure management software.
Following a similar deal in Hong Kong for its metropolitan rail service, Pryke claims Mincom accounts for 90 per cent of the Australian rail market.
"I think AMTL chose Mincom because we've been in the industry for some time now," Pryke said. "And excuse the pun, but we've got the track record with rail."
"A 12-week implementation phase is currently underway with 'go live' expected on November 13," added Pryke, with the second phase of the rollout expected to be complete by early 2001.
Mincom is exhibiting its transport industry solutions at this week's UTIP Melbourne 2000 "Modern Cities on the Move" Conference.