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Objective selected by Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

  • 12 July, 2007 09:36

<p>Objective Corporation (ASX: OCL), a leading provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, today announced that the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has selected Objective to provide an enterprise-wide ECM solution to be used by 1500 people.</p>
<p>The contract was awarded under the preferred supplier panel for Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS) across Western Australian government (Common Use Arrangement 8005). The contract extends for a period of 3 years and represents a minimum value of approximately AUD $2.8 million.</p>
<p>DAFWA assists the State's Agriculture, Food and Fibre sector to be sustainable and profitable, through responsible management of the resource base, policy and regulation across all elements of the supply chain. The work of the Department is diverse and wide-ranging, providing benefits to almost every person in the State.</p>
<p>Objective will replace existing systems to be the single information repository that underpins the Department’s information and business processes. It will be deployed across the widely dispersed agency to twenty-two Regional Offices and research stations throughout the State.</p>
<p>Objective will address six key business areas including policy and planning, bio security and research, industry and rural services, natural resource management, food and trade.</p>
<p>“We required a solution that could cater for the increasing diversity and volume of information types in use. The solution will support process and technology change required to deliver e-Government functionality and meet legislative requirements within the WA State Records Act 2000”, said Tony Moran, Director of Information Services, DAFWA.</p>
<p>“Objective will make it easier to share information across our geographically and functionally dispersed environment, minimising the hours spent retrieving information from individual silos of information that exist across the business.”</p>
<p>DAFWA sought a solution that would deliver a number of outcomes:
•Higher quality, faster service delivery;
•Realise maximum value from human and information assets;
•Ensure the integrity of information
•Enhance the sharing and exchange of knowledge
•Manage growth in information and information types
•Enable the sharing, discovery and reuse of information;
•Increase auditability and transparency
•Streamline business processes</p>
<p>“Objective will improve DAFWA’s capacity to perform its business functions, manage information, and achieve better outcomes for the community of Western Australia”, said Mr Moran.</p>

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