Objective's $A10m UK conquest

Objective's $A10m UK conquest

June 30, 2009:Objective has followed up its 2009 Scottish government win with an $A10m deal to supply the Welsh Assembly with an enterprise-wide information management solution over a five year period.

The project is being undertaken in partnership with Siemens IT Solutions and Services, theAssembly’s prime contractor.

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.

“It is a privilege to be trusted by the Welsh Assembly Government to deliver a programme of this significance and scale.”

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.“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.

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.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.

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.

“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.”

Previously the Welsh Assembly Government relied on traditional methods of information management such as paper-based filing and basic IT systems.

“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.

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.

“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.”