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Objective selected for contract worth A$10m with Welsh Assembly Government

  • 29 June, 2009 08:49

<p>Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) today announced it has signed a major software and services contract with the Welsh Assembly Government. The contract will deliver an enterprise-wide solution that will position them at the forefront of Public Sector best practice information management.</p>
<p>The contract is expected to have a value of approximately A$10m (£4.6m) to Objective over a five year period and is being undertaken in partnership with Siemens IT Solutions and Services, the Assembly’s prime contractor.</p>
<p>Tony Walls, CEO, Objective Corporation said: “This is a significant achievement for Objective in the United Kingdom (UK) and it demonstrates that our commitment to the Public Sector and to long-term direct customer relationships continues to be valued in the market.</p>
<p>“It is a privilege to be trusted by the Welsh Assembly Government to deliver a programme of this significance and scale.”</p>
<p>Objective’s solution will be rolled out to 6,500 users at multiple sites across Wales. It will provide the Welsh Assembly Government with a robust and effective information management infrastructure.</p>
<p>“The Welsh Assembly Government will become one of the largest enterprise-wide deployments of eDRMS in the UK Public Sector. Coupled with our leadership position within the Scottish Government, this contract will extend our offering to a larger segment of UK regional government,” said Mr Walls.</p>
<p>The Welsh Assembly Government is the devolved government for Wales, responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the citizens of Wales, including the economy, health, education and local government.</p>
<p>Their commitment to being an open and transparent government means that legislative compliance is a key driver for the Welsh Assembly Government to implement Objective.</p>
<p>Dr. Tony Jewell, Chief Medical Officer, Welsh Assembly Government and the Senior Responsible Officer for the programme said: “The primary focus for us is to introduce a solution that will ensure we are wholly compliant with information management legislation both now, and in the future.</p>
<p>“Objective’s software, expertise and proven commitment will help us to meet these compliance requirements and at the same time enable improvements in effectiveness that supports the delivery of better services to the citizen of Wales.”</p>
<p>The need for timely access to complete and accurate information together with accountable and legislatively compliant information management is all-pervasive for such a high-profile organisation as the Welsh Assembly Government.</p>
<p>Previously the Welsh Assembly Government relied on traditional methods of information management such as paper-based filing and basic IT systems. By replacing and modernising these with Objective’s single source of the truth, the Welsh Assembly Government will be ensuring that public information assets are controlled, safe and available when needed.</p>
<p>Objective worked extensively with the Welsh Assembly Government to conduct several projects prior to entering into this agreement. The success of these projects influenced the government’s decision to implement the solution enterprise-wide.</p>
<p>“We selected Objective because of their successful track record in government in the UK, their demonstrated commitment to us and to working in Wales. Their best practice approach complements our long-term development strategy and represents a sound investment for our future,” said Dr Jewell.</p>
<p>Tony Walls said: “Following our recent acquisition of Limehouse Software and the signing of a strategic agreement with the UK Central Office of Information, our contract with the Welsh Assembly Government cements the positive progress of our European operations.</p>
<p>“We look forward to working closely with the Welsh Assembly Government to ensure we deliver valuable results that will help enhance services to the Welsh community at a lower cost.” -ends-</p>
<p>Contact Information
Objective Corporation Limited
Ph: +61 2 9955 2288
Fax: +61 2 9955 5011
Email: investor.relations@objective.com
www.objective.com</p>

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