ADF goes live with e-hub

The Maritime System Division of the Australian Department of Defence (ADF) has gone live with a full integrated B2B e-hub for the electronic exchange of data with trading partners.

The ADF processes an estimated two billion transactions a year and has implemented the Axis solution from Mincom.

Brigadier David McGahey said the e-hub will reduce costs and shorten processing time.

Mincom senior vice president of defence, Ian McDonald, said it is the first phase of the project which focuses on integrating spare parts and consumables.

He said the second phase will focus on integrating equipment maintenance systems such as work request information exchange with ADF's heterogeneous ERP systems designed to support common defence logistics environment.

As part of its goal to establish a global defence solution, Mincom has formed a separate Defence division, which will function as a separate business unit. The Mincom Defence business unit remains totally supported and integrated with the existing Mincom organization and partner programs globally.

The team consists of technology architects, developers and strategists, product managers and sales people who will focus on working with and fast tracking technology development for the defence industry exclusively. This includes defence specific research and development (R&D) funds, service level agreements (SLAs) and collateral development specific to the defence industry.

"Under the Mincom Defence model, a common global defence industry solution is being developed with input from other defence organizations across the globe via military user groups, which means that the software needs little customization, reduces through-life support costs and risk, and enhances interoperability allowing other defence organizations to benefit from it around the world," McDonald said.

"The global military baseline under development is common to Mincom's commercial software core ensuring military customers benefit from the broader commercial footprint."

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