Qantas Airways has signed a three-year, systems integration and managed services contract with services provider ASG.
The deal will see ASG provide specific support for Qantas' eQ project, launched in 2002 to streamline HR, payroll and financial systems, create an online e-procurement and inventory management system and develop new customer-loyalty applications.
ASG will provide technical development and environment management services based on the existing Oracle system.
Both Qantas and ASG were unavailable for comment.
Next week Qantas is expected to announce an outsourcing provider for IT development, maintenance and support.
The airline is planning to move 400 Australian IT positions offshore and final vendor selection will take place at a Qantas board meeting.
Computerworld understands Tata Consulting Services and Satyam have been shortlisted.