TechnologyOne to implement land and document management system in PNG

TechnologyOne Ltd (ASX:TNE) a leading Australian provider of enterprise software solutions, has signed a $2 million contract with the PNG Department of Lands and Physical Planning (DLPP) to implement a system to manage the land records of some 70,000 landowners.

The project will build on TechnologyOne’s proven success in the provision of automated land information systems (LIS). The company custom built the Victorian Online Titling System (VOTS) for the Victorian Government in 2001, following its successful development of the highly acclaimed Automated Titling System (ATS) for the Queensland Department of Lands.

TechnologyOne’s Property & Rating software provides ‘off the shelf’ land, property, administration and rating systems to local government throughout Australia and New Zealand.

“We will stabilise the fundamental system of land ownership, titling and revenue collection in Papua New Guinea with our proven TechnologyOne Property & Rating System,” TechnologyOne Executive Chairman Adrian Di Marco said.

“This will involve converting over 70,000 Land Ownership records into a stable system to allow DLPP to provide a base for existing needs and to set a platform for future projects including digitisation and mapping .”

As part of the deal, TechnologyOne will provide the PNG Government with its Enterprise Content Management solution, DataWorks to produce and manage the large amount of important legal and other documents that are associated with the Land records.

In 2005, TechnologyOne won a $6 million contract to help PNG’s economic reform by implementing the company’s integrated financial management and budgeting software – TechnologyOne Financials.

Earlier in the same year, the Samoan Government selected TechnologyOne’s Financials and Human Resources & Payroll solutions to provide a single system across the Government’s 19 Ministries which have over 6,000 full-time and part-time staff providing services to the country’s 180,000 inhabitants.

Mr Di Marco said winning these three contracts showed TechnologyOne’s experience and expertise in the government sector.

“This is great recognition of an Australian company’s commitment to be at the forefront of technology and to do everything in our power to help our Pacific Island neighbours such as Papua New Guinea and Samoa,” he said.

To date, more than 220 Local Government councils in Australia and New Zealand have adopted TechnologyOne solutions.

TechnologyOne has the largest installed client base in Federal Government with more than 40 Federal Departments and agencies using the company’s software solutions.