Linz achieves its document objective

Buys new document management system for $1.5 million

Objective has been selected to provide a document management system for Land Information New Zealand in a deal worth $1.5 million.

Linz spokesman Mike Bodnar says Objective was chosen because "it was the best product and we liked the look and feel, especially regarding it being intuitive."

Objective was one of four finalists and 11 original respondents to Linz's RFI (request for information) for the project and the Objective product will replace a system based on Windows file servers on shared drives, Bodnar says.

"That system has been around a while and has limited collaboration opportunity," he says.

"We're looking at Linz moving towards being an e-agency and it seemed appropriate to ensure the back end systems were in sync with the way we do business in the shop window."

Objective customers in New Zealand include the Ministry of Social Development and the Land Transport Safety Authority. Bodnar says those reference sites and others in Australia helped tip the deal Objective's way.

Linz has also awarded a contract to Sytec, recently acquired by TelstraClear, for infrastructure security testing for Linz's Landonline division. The deal is worth between $50,000 and $75,000. EDS has also won business at Linz recently, snaring a deal worth between $75,000 and $100,000 for application architecture services for Landonline.

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