B2B software provider Streamlink has formed a multimillion dollar alliance with Maps Group which opens the door for the company to pitch its products to government agencies in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
The Maps Group negotiates and facilitates goods and services contracts to the tune of $200 million a year for local and state governments, universities and TAFE colleges, water authorities and other statutory bodies.
Maps has 15 years experience in the government sector and Streamlink executive director Martin Fisk said the alliance will allow the company to provide e-procurement solutions to Maps' established client base.
Fisk said in addition to automating online purchasing, the company's software will be provided by Maps Group to its members via an application service provider model.
"We will host the software via the Maps Web site which will provide significant cost savings to members purchasing everything from office equipment to petrol," he said.
"The alliance with Maps is initially for three to five years and is worth millions of dollars."
Maps Group was formed in 1985 when 14 Melbourne municipalities reached a joint purchasing agreement to save costs through aggregated volumes.