Australia's largest IBM reseller Synergy Plus has chalked up a handy win, implementing a $2.5 million image archive for independent cheque clearer Austrapay.
The archive sees Synergy convert Austrapay's manual process to an automated e-business solution, claimed Ben Seaman, Synergy Plus general manager of software solutions.
An IBM RS/6000 server provides the backbone of the new system running IBM's OnDemand software to capture the scanned images of cheques and their Magnetic Character Recognition stripe.
Secured through a tender process, Ben Seaman, general manager of software sales for Synergy, told ARN Austrapay did a number of vendor exercises before going with an IBM solution proposed by Synergy.
The "significant" $2.5 million contract represents about 5 to 6 per cent of Synergy's annual revenue said Seaman. "Its equivalent to some of our larger deals," espoused Seaman.
The deal also follows Synergy's strategy to build a Content Business Management division of the company to extend Synergy's presence in niche markets such as Austrapay's "unstructured data" management, claimed Seaman.
Synergy implemented the system "on time, in budget and with a minimum disruption" to business claimed a satisfied Steve Tait, Austrapay's director of business development.