Tower Software secures NSW Govt. accreditation

Tower Software secures NSW Govt. accreditation

By Stuart Finlayson

Electronic document and records management software provider Tower Software has joined a select group of vendors in securing accreditation from the New South Wales Government's GSAS (Government Selected Application Systems) panel for records and information systems.

The vendor joins Objective, Filenet, Tower Technology and Alpha West, in gaining ITS 2323 certification for its TRIM Context electronic document and records management solution. The significance of the accreditation is that only ITS 2323 accredited vendors can submit tenders for public sector records management and information systems contracts.

It is the second time that Tower Software has gained NSW Government accreditation, having first signed on the dotted line in 1996. Since then, the company has won contracts with the NSW Police, NSW Department of Health and the NSW State Lotteries, among others.

"The New South Wales Government continues to be an important market to TOWER Software”, said Dean Kelly, General Manager Asia/Pacific. "As a significant contributor to our success in Australia and overseas we are committed to continuing and expanding on, our successful relationships with NSW government agencies."

A spokesperson for the NSW Office of Information Technology outlined why GSAS accreditation was deemed necessary.

"The GSAS program evolved as a result of a recognised need to reduce the variety of software packages used in the NSW public sector. Previously, GSAS Agencies selected packages to suit their corporate systems' needs, and in some instances Agencies opted to develop their own systems. This approach resulted in a wide range of applications across a variety of operating environments, leading to limited opportunities to learn from inter-agency experience and cooperation, and to exploit their collective purchasing power."

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