Keystone looks for staff after cuts

Just weeks after announcing 10 job cuts in Auckland, Keystone Software is recruiting again.

Just weeks after announcing 10 job cuts in Auckland, Keystone Software is recruiting again.

The legal-practice software company says it is making New Zealand the software development centre for its Net Results business intelligence product and over the next six months "at least eight" jobs will be created at the company's Auckland offices.

Net Results was developed in San Rafael, San Francisco, but transferring the work here will give the product greater geographical exposure, says Keystone regional marketing manager Glenn Selwyn. New Zealand lawyers also tend to be more IT-savvy than others in the Asia-Pacific, using more complicated business processes, making New Zealand the right choice for a development centre, Selwyn says.

The latest recruiting move follows 10 job losses in a February restructuring imposed after Keystone raised $37 million on the London Stock Exchange. A year ago, Keystone bought Net Results and Microsoft SQL-based Javelin legal practice software as part of a $16 million takeover of US-based BISPoint.

The former Wang offshoot started in the early 90s. It employs 60 staff in Auckland, 30 in London, 50 in New York and four in San Francisco.

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