Councils lap up TechOne's mapping software


Wednesday, 11 May, 2016

Councils lap up TechOne's mapping software

In the 12 months since TechnologyOne spent $12 million acquiring Digital Mapping Solutions (DMS) and integrating it into its cloud service offering, local councils across Australia have been getting on board with the company’s flagship product, IntraMaps.  

“Up until now, it has not been easy to use spatial data — it has been problematic and the systems fragmented,” said Adrian Di Marco, TechnologyOne’s executive chairman. 

“DMS will play an important part in delivering our enterprise software as a service to our customers on the TechnologyOne Cloud, enabling us to easily and deeply embed spatial data with enterprise data such as property and assets. We can now offer spatial data as a service in the same way we are offering document management as a service and enterprise software as a service.”

Local councils who have signed up for IntraMaps include South Gippsland Shire Council and the City of Port Phillip in Victoria; Fraser Coast Regional Council and Burdekin Shire Council in Queensland; and The Hills Shire Council and Hornsby Shire Council in New South Wales.

“IntraMaps is our new GIS web viewing application, which is a responsive, intuitive, web-enabled spatial solution,” said Gordon Simpson, South Gippsland Shire Council’s GIS officer.

“Because it is so intuitive and easy to use, we expect this to drive widespread use across the business. It also introduces a public-facing web map, which is accessible from any smartphone or tablet.”

South Gippsland Shire Council was looking for an agile system that would meet current requirements and prepare it for the future.

“We wanted a system that could grow with the business and empower us to take advantage of positive technology trends,” said Simpson. “TechnologyOne IntraMaps is browser-based, which means it is quick and responsive, and we no longer need to manage client software or updates.

“We’re now able to focus less on how to manage the software and more on maximising the software to improve our own processes and productivity.”

With spatial capabilities accessible council-wide, Simpson said the council is expecting the product to demonstrably enhance operational efficiency, service delivery and community engagement.

Di Marco said its acquisition of DMS has enabled TechnologyOne to enhance its enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for its key markets.

“With the inclusion of TechnologyOne IntraMaps in our solution set, our customers can now create, visualise and interact with their enterprise information on a map across their entire organisation, enabling them to improve services for their communities,” added Di Marco. 

Image caption: TechnologyOne Executive Chairman Adrian Di Marco. 

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