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WA Police enforces content management

Western Australia Police has contracted vendor Objective to implement an electronic content management (ECM) system that will be used by more than 6,000 staff.The rollout will initially seek to replace "file registration and tracking" functionality which is currently performed on a number of legacy mainframe systems, according to a statement sent by Objective to the Australian Stock Exchange this morning.
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Written by Renai LeMay on

Western Australia Police has contracted vendor Objective to implement an electronic content management (ECM) system that will be used by more than 6,000 staff.

The rollout will initially seek to replace "file registration and tracking" functionality which is currently performed on a number of legacy mainframe systems, according to a statement sent by Objective to the Australian Stock Exchange this morning.

This will provide the basis for a "fuller" ECM program.

In the statement, WA Police superintendent Nigel White said the eventual decommissioning of mainframes had been identified as a corporate priority and would assist the organisation in upgrading to more user-friendly information systems.

"Findings from the Royal Commission in 2001 identified the need to manage information more effectively," he said.

The new ECM system will help manage a variety of data, for example video interviews with suspects, investigation briefs, forensic photographs, freedom of information requests, ministerial files and all other general correspondence.

Objective's solution has been piloted by the Coronial Investigations Unit within the WA Police. The department handles investigative information in relation to deaths.

"The team have since moved from their existing mainframe and card systems to Objective," said the statement.

A spokesperson for Objective told ZDNet Australia the WA Police contract was signed in June this year.

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