​TechnologyOne signs AU$6.2m deal with Agriculture

TechnologyOne has increased its federal government footprint, signing a AU$6.2 million OneGovernment deal with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

The federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) has signed a AU$6.2 million deal with Australian ERP software provider TechnologyOne to provide an end-to-end enterprise system that the company said will underpin the entire department.

The DAWR will implement TechnologyOne's OneGovernment solution, which will see the Brisbane-based company manage the department's corporate, operational, stakeholder, and strategic management processes.

TechnologyOne said the solution supports the current trend towards flexible work patterns, decentralised operations, and geographically disparate offices, providing a "device agnostic" environment.

"Our OneGovernment solution is a proven fit for the requirements of federal government agencies and departments, reducing the time, cost, and risk associated with large enterprise implementations," TechnologyOne executive chairman Adrian Di Marco said.

"Our deep understanding and engagement with the government sector means we can deliver integrated, preconfigured solutions that provide proven business processes, streamline implementation, and reduce associated time, cost, and risk."

TechnologyOne recently signed up the federal Department of Treasury and the Australian Bureau of Statistics, with both departments implementing TechnologyOne's enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution in a shared services arrangement which is expected to eventually include upwards of 25 government departments.

Under the AU$5.8 million deal with Treasury, TechnologyOne will take responsibility for running the software, replacing the ageing SAP software the department previously had in place.

The company also said the DAWR deal marks the first government customer on TechnologyOne's newly-developed industry specific cloud platform, which was built to cater for the unique security and operational requirements of federal government.

"The TechnologyOne GovCloud implements the detailed requirements surrounding the Australian Government's Information Security Manual for Unclassified Data. Through our industry cloud solution, all agencies and departments on Treasury's shared services arrangement will use a single version of the software," Di Marco said.

"We believe our SaaS model will serve the Australian government far more effectively, by simplifying the implementation process and its IT infrastructure, optimising the performance of its enterprise systems, delivering enormous economies of scale and a future proof solution in a way that hosting providers will never be able to do."

Last month, TechnologyOne announced it had also inked a 10-year contract, worth AU$40 million, to supply TAFE Queensland with its student management solution.

Also on Friday, the Australian Capital Territoty Education Directorate announced it had signed an AU$8.7 million deal with SMS Management & Technology to replace the ACT government's school administration system with an integrated enterprise platform.

Under the six-year project, SMS Management & Technology will install the centralised system for all 87 government schools within the ACT.

The deal also includes SMS advisory, solutions, and managed services as well as the provision of specialised third party software, with the contract allowing for a further four-year extension beyond the initial six-year term.

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