CA to offer NZ config tool

Kiwi-founded Soft Tech has forged a deal with Computer Associates that will see the US giant offer its technology to its legacy customers.

Kiwi-founded Soft Tech has forged a deal with Computer Associates that will see the US giant offer its technology to its legacy customers.

Soft Tech, which continues to develop here, has forged an agreement in which CA will supply generic 3D configuration software to manufacturers. The software was created in Auckland. Soft Tech’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas brokered the deal, which should be worth millions of dollars over the next three years.

Soft Tech, which develops estimation software for the aluminium window and door industry, was founded in New Zealand by John Ball 15 years ago and has offices in the US, Australia and the UK.

V6, its flagship product, helps manufacturers design windows with the aid of 3D visualisation and generates a bill of materials to send to the supplier. Development is moving the product into a true B2B framework, enabling buyers — typically builders — to design and order custom windows from fabricators, and allow the fabricators to pass on the requirements to their suppliers online.

Soft Tech recently developed a version of the software that can be used in any industry. It is this product which attracted CA.

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