Safety first as Objective nets NZ transport DM deal

Safety first as Objective nets NZ transport DM deal

Objective Corporation has been awarded a contract from New Zealand’s Land Transport Safety Authority (LTSA) to supply an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) to help the Authority improve efficiency and its ability to manage knowledge.

The deal further enhances Objective's presence across the Tasman, coming as it does just weeks after it secured a contract with one of New Zealand's largest government departments, the Ministry of Social Development (see related article at foot of page).

LTSA is responsible for promoting safety in land transport for New Zealand’s citizens. It investigates road accidents and incidents, recommends improvements to the road environment and manages the land transport register such as road user charges, vehicle licensing and registration, driver licensing and operator licensing. It develops and implements policy and legislation to meet its over-riding purpose – to reduce injury and death on New Zealand roads.

The LTSA employs around 600 staff in 10 office locations around the country, and works closely with several other agencies, including the New Zealand Police, Transit New Zealand, the Ministry of Transport, the Accident Compensation Corporation, local authorities and the Road Safety Trust.

Objective will be charged with providing the system to handle the massive task of managing the information that flows between these disparate groups and feeding it back into policy development to achieve the LTSA’s purpose.

Noel Lee, Corporate Services Manager, LTSA said: “We knew that by providing our staff with a solution where they could better access, retrieve and share information, we would create a means to harness the knowledge gathered in the course of their work. By feeding this back into our policy development, ultimately we will be better able to achieve our purpose of reducing injury and deaths on New Zealand roads."

Lee added that Objective's breadth of functionality and proven ability in delivering specific business applications was influential when the decision on who to award the contract to was made. "Additionally, with recordkeeping functionality embedded into the Objective solution, the burden of complying with legislation and statutory requirements will be greatly reduced," he said.

Objective's Asia Pacific CEO Tony Walls concluded: "Being able to welcome New Zealand's LTSA to our growing user community within a month of opening our Wellington office is very gratifying. It is a further indication of genuine demand in new Zealand for our solutions and Objective's favourable position in addressing this market."

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