The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-11-07T03:42:36Z GARTNER NAMES OBJECTIVE AS A VISIONARY IN 2018 MAGIC QUADRANT FOR CONTENT SERVICE PLATFORMS 2018-11-07T03:42:36Z gartner-names-objective-as-a-visionary-in-2018-magic-quadrant-for-content-service-platforms 7 November, 2018 - Sydney, Australia - Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) today announced it was named a Visionary by industry leading analyst Gartner, in its 2018 Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms*. Mr Tony Walls, CEO, Objective Corporation said: “We believe this recognition validates our shift in product strategy that we embarked upon in 2015 to deliver our products as modular content services, moving away from a single enterprise platform.“The benefits of transitioning our product portfolio to content services are two-fold: the modular approach enables flexible deployment to address customers’ varied collaboration and processing needs; it also allows these services to be deployed against customers’ existing information repositories without the need for costly migrations. This approach significantly increases the size of our addressable market, globally. “In the vertical markets that we address; the public sector and regulated industries; we are witnessing increasing demand for digital transformation driven by two clear business requirements; the need to digitise and automate processes for improved efficiency and digital service delivery, and to ease the burden of compliance processes to meet increased regulatory requirements. The Objective product suite of content services solutions delivers on this promise for thousands of customers world-wide,” said Mr Walls.  MARKET LEADING PRODUCT STRATEGY - TRANSITION TO CONTENT SERVICES In 2017, Gartner re-labelled the Enterprise Content Management market segment to Content Services Platforms (CSP), shifting its focus from the storage of content for the enterprise to consider how content is used by individuals and teams, and leveraged within business processes, regardless of where content is stored. Objective began the transition of its products to content services in 2015, evolving Objective ECM into Objective Inform for document and information management and Objective Perform for business process management, while adding Objective Connect for secure, external collaboration, Objective Keystone for collaborative authoring of documents and Objective Trapeze for the review and assessment of PDF plans. Enhancing the modular, service-based approach, is the delivery of an outstanding, very modern user experience transforming how people find and use content either on its own or within business processes. All Objective products now align to the Objective Design Language (ODL), a consistent visual and behavioural framework designed to delight users, accelerate the adoption of Objective products and deliver familiarity to move seamlessly between them. INCREASED ADDRESSABLE MARKET WITH REPOSITORY INDEPENDENCE The service-based approach liberates Objective’s business process and collaboration applications, Objective Perform and Objective Connect, to work with content repositories used by thousands of organisations worldwide, for example Micro Focus Content Manager, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365. The value proposition to these organisations is strong. Content is leveraged from its existing location to automate high value business processes (using Objective Perform) or to securely collaborate with external parties (using Objective Connect), while the cost and upheaval of repository migrations are avoided. Mr Tony Walls said: “Delivering solutions that work with customers’ existing information management systems unlocks a segment of the market that was historically closed to us, more than doubling the size of our addressable market.” * Gartner, In., Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms, Karen Hobert, Michael Woodbridge, Monica Basso, 25 October 2018. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Objective becomes a platinum partner under the HPE Software Technology Alliances Program 2017-02-01T03:02:40Z objective-becomes-a-platinum-partner-under-the-hpe-software-technology-alliances-program Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) a leader in public sector content, collaboration and process management solutions, today announced it has joined the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Software Technology Alliances Program as an accredited Platinum Partner. Under the program, Objective has made a long-term commitment to expanding value for HPE customers with Objective Connect, Objective Perform and Objective Trapeze for HPE Information Management and Governance (IM&G) products, including HPE Content Manager. Platinum membership to the HPE Software Technology Alliances Program enables the HPE field force and HPE partners to market the Objective value add solutions in conjunction with HPE’s core offerings. Tony Walls, CEO of Objective said “The bulk of Objective’s research and development efforts over the past decade have been on creating solutions that allow customers to enjoy unique capabilities. Objective is innovating in order to ensure HPE customers have access to intelligent, natural, frictionless industry solutions that can be adopted everywhere. We believe technology has the ability to provide greater efficiency and governance, delivering better business outcomes for customers and their stakeholders”. David Gould, Worldwide Director, Information Management and Governance, Hewlett Packard Enterprise said “Our relationship with Objective is great news for our customers as it is another example of an innovative partner providing great solutions that work with HPE Content Manager, extending the value received from their investment in both our companies. The integration of HPE Content Manager with Objective’s solutions allows customers to seamlessly manage document-centric business processes and extend their information governance into the cloud.” For more than 15 years, Objective’s Trapeze technology has been licensed to HPE and is incorporated in HPE Content Manager globally, empowering 2 million users with powerful image viewing and manipulation capabilities. Recently released Objective Perform delivers repository agnostic business process management and best practice applications that work seamlessly with HPE Content Manager to more effectively manage document centric business processes. Objective Connect, now used by approximately 50,000 users across 60 countries, allows team members to work collaboratively with anyone outside of their organisation by creating secure, private workspaces where they can contribute to documents, capture conversations and control tasks. HPE Content Manager is maintained as the single-source-of-truth, with all documents, versions and audit trails automatically synchronised between the cloud and HPE Content Manager. Objective extends the value of existing HPE investments for customers, through a range of government process solutions that are easy to deploy, intuitive and robust, delivering improved transparency, auditability and better operational outcomes. For HPE customers and partners interested in finding out more information about how they can deliver greater value should visit: www.objective.com/hpe-solutions BUNDABERG REGIONAL COUNCIL SELECTS OBJECTIVE TO UNDERPIN BUSINESS TRANFORMATION STRATEGY 2015-04-28T23:59:01Z bundaberg-regional-council-selects-objective-to-underpin-business-tranformation-strategy Objective Corporation(ASX:OCL) today announced that Bundaberg Regional Council has selected Objective ECM 8 as its next generation enterprise content management (ECM) platform. Objective ECM 8 will be deployed to 560 employees across Council. Objective ECM 8 was selected as part of Bundaberg Regional Council’s transformational change program, aimed at underpinning its Digitisation and Mobility strategies, together with removing information silos ensuring a collaborative work environment. Objective ECM 8 will provide the foundation for unstructured data management and will integrate with Council’s existing core business applications. Bundaberg Regional Council is striving to increase the level of openness and transparency with the community it represents. The Council regularly creates community initiatives and makes decisions that have an effect on residents. Therefore, a world-class information management system is essential to ensuring Council can deliver for its ratepayers. Objective ECM 8 is widely used by public sector organisations around the world to effectively manage the large amount of content and knowledge that proliferates all levels of government, a critical component of the service Bundaberg Regional Council delivers to customers. Objective ECM 8 manages electronic data and information securely, it provides staff with easy access to the information they need while respecting confidentiality and maintains full auditability of documents. Tony Walls, CEO of Objective Corporation said, “Objective has more than 25 years of experience in delivering information management solutions that meet the requirements of Australian public sector organisations and we are committed to helping local government drive business transformation. We are pleased that Bundaberg Regional Council has selected Objective as a strategic partner and that they share our vision for the importance and value of information management.” See more about Objective’s work with local government at www.objective.com/local-government ABOUT OBJECTIVE CORPORATION Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) is an established leader and specialist provider of content, collaboration and process management solutions for the public sector and regulated industries. Its solutions empower effectiveness, efficiency and transparency, helping organisations deliver better customer outcomes at a lower cost.  OBJECTIVE TARGETS GLOBAL CLOUD EXPANSION WITH MICROSOFT 2015-03-24T23:21:03Z objective-targets-global-cloud-expansion-with-microsoft Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Microsoft Gold Partner, Objective Corporation (ASX: OCL), today announced that Microsoft Azure will be adopted as the cloud platform for Objective’s content, collaboration and process management solutions, globally. It is a move that positions Objective as one of the largest Independent Software Vendors (ISV) in Australia to embrace the Microsoft Azure platform. “There was a natural alignment between the focus and strategy direction of both Objective and Microsoft,” said Tony Walls, CEO Objective Corporation. “Objective has a long list of customers in the public sector and regulated industries, many of which are investigating both how to move to the cloud and to embrace the potential of Microsoft Office 365. “Objective has invested heavily in developing its solutions and it’s rewarding to see an expanding global community trusting Objective for some of their core and most secure business processes. Deploying our solutions with Microsoft allows us to build on that momentum with a trusted global partner. “This partnership is also about global reach,” added Walls, “Having established a core user base globally, we can use that footprint to grow our business in key verticals and geographies in partnership with an organisation whose breadth of technology, market coverage and partner ecosystem is peerless,” said Walls. Objective’s flagship Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution, which manages documents and information-driven business processes, is now being offered on Microsoft Azure. The Objective Connect solution for Asia Pacific is now live on the Microsoft Azure platform. Objective Connect is used by security-conscious organisations, in more than 60 countries, to exchange sensitive information between key corporate systems and external stakeholders. “For us, the move to Azure assures all of the performance, availability, security and collaboration features that our customers and prospects have come to expect of us,” said Walls. Beyond a pure technology focus, Objective will also become a key regional partner in the Microsoft CityNext initiative which is a global program helping to build more modern, safer, healthier, educated cities. The CityNext initiative helps leaders combine the power of technology with innovative ideas to connect governments, businesses and citizens with city services that increase efficiencies, reduce costs and foster a more sustainable environment. Michael Gration, Public Sector Director, Microsoft said, “We’re continually inspired by our diverse partner network, which plays a vital role in enabling our customers to reach their full potential. Objective has a strong reputation in the public sector and we are pleased that it has chosen the Microsoft cloud as its platform of choice to deliver its innovative software content management solutions.  “Our partner ecosystem thrives because we all share a belief in the ability of technology to help transform the relationship between governments, businesses and citizens. We are receiving great feedback locally on our CityNext initiative and look forward to working with Objective and governments to leverage the capabilities of CityNext to help further cultivate communities where people thrive.” -ends- ABOUT OBJECTIVE CORPORATION Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) is an established leader and specialist provider of content, collaboration and process management solutions for the public sector and regulated industries. Its solutions empower effectiveness, efficiency and transparency, helping organisations deliver better customer outcomes at a lower cost.  OBJECTIVE CONNECT EXPANDING GLOBALLY 2014-11-04T00:22:20Z objective-connect-expanding-globally Objective Corporation(ASX:OCL) today announced that its secure cloud-based information sharing and process management solution, Objective Connect, is being used by public sector and security conscious organisations in 66 countries. Tony Walls, CEO of Objective Corporation said, “Today, on every continent, customers in the public sector and the industries that they regulate, are using Objective Connect. They are implementing our Connected Case Management solutions, which enable organisations to extend their information based business processes to other organisations, irrespective of their underlying content management systems.” “We’re witnessing exciting innovation and transparency in the way public sector organisations globally are automating their business processes to operate more efficiently and provide services that meet their business needs, delivering real community outcomes.” Since its launch 18 months ago, Objective Connect has been rapidly adopted by the public sector and security conscious organisations enabling staff to securely exchange case files and other information-based processes with partner agencies, private organisations and clients. INNOVATION IN PUBLIC SECTOR SERVICE DELIVERY Objective Connect is a breakthrough hybrid platform enabling secure information sharing and process management between government departments, agencies, private enterprise and citizens. Organisations avoid the risks commonly associated with sharing information through email, USB drives or insecure consumer cloud-based applications. Many organisations began using Objective Connect to securely exchange information and then rapidly expanded its use to other more complex business processes that characterise organisations today. For IP Australia (IPA), changes in legislation drove the need for a secure, transparent and intuitive solution to make the patent and trademark opposition process more efficient and reduce the long delays often experienced in resolving or determining the oppositions. All opposition matters for patents and trademarks are now conducted via Objective Connect. The transition to electronic lodgement through Objective Connect, removed the requirement of parties serving the opposition documents and evidence on the other party. Moreover, Objective Connect’s notifications and auditability have eliminated disputes that were commonly raised by the counter parties, identifying if service was completed by mandatory deadlines. For the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), the ability to communicate key information with its many stakeholders globally is fundamental to its purpose. NOPSEMA chose Objective Connect due to its ease of use, global access to accommodate their international partners and stakeholders, strict government security and compliance requirements. By integrating Objective Connect with their information management system, NOPSEMA have been able to drive forward improvements in health and safety in the sector through collaboration in joint programmes and sharing information with ten other regulators globally. They comply with the relevant government legislation without any additional cost to their partners or stakeholders. Objective Connect enabled Cumbria County Council in the United Kingdom, to transform the way they exchange secure case files and information with their regional archive offices and external parties. It enabled their staff to deal with large amounts of sensitive material quickly, while providing the authenticity, security and data sovereignty that public sector organisations require. INCREASING GLOBAL DEMAND FOR CONNECTING THE PUBLIC SERVICE ECOSYSTEM Deployable in minutes, simple to use and secure, Objective Connect is enabling the public sector the opportunity to be truly innovative; to drive change and transform their processes in response to increasing political and community demands. With the growing demand globally for secure case file exchange, Objective Connect is becoming the platform of choice for connecting government and the industries that they regulate. To learn more about Objective Connect visit objectiveconnect.com.  ABOUT OBJECTIVE CORPORATION Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) is an established leader and specialist provider of content, collaboration and process management solutions for the public sector and regulated industries. Its solutions empower effectiveness, efficiency and transparency, helping organisations deliver better customer outcomes at a lower cost.  GALLAGHER BASSETT SELECTS OBJECTIVE ECM TO STREAMLINE THEIR POLICY AND CLAIMS MANAGEMENT PROCESSES 2014-09-16T00:28:34Z gallagher-bassett-selects-objective-ecm-to-streamline-their-policy-and-claims-management-processes Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) today announced that Gallagher Bassett, a third party claims administrator, has selected Objective ECM 8 as its next generation enterprise content management (ECM) platform. Objective ECM 8 was selected after an extensive review to procure an information management system that could integrate with Gallagher Bassett’s policy and claims management systems and deliver complex workflow capabilities to improve efficiencies. Gallagher Bassett also required a solution that would be scalable to suit future growth and adoption across the wider Gallagher Bassett organisation. Steve Wiseman, CFO of Gallagher Bassett said, “To continue to streamline claims management and prompt finalisation for our customers, we needed a robust, compliant information management system integrated with our core applications, Fineos and Dragon. Objective ECM 8 will enable us to unite our information and reduce the overhead of high-volume activities associated with our policy and claims management processes. This will enhance the way we process claims and improve client’s claims outcomes.” Gallagher Bassett required a highly secure solution that incorporates ease of use from a user perspective, legislative compliance, combined with powerful workflow capability that enables the organisation to automate their business processes. Objective ECM 8 is widely used by organisations around the world to effectively manage the large amount of content and knowledge that proliferates an organisation, integrate into their business applications and perform complex workflow tasks that enable them drive efficiencies at all levels of their business. Designed to maximise user adoption, Objective ECM 8 manages electronic data and information securely and ensures transparency and auditability of documents is maintained, with information only accessible by authorised employees. Objective ECM 8 Workflow enables highly functional process management that allows organisations to control and extend business processes while eliminating the security risks and logistical costs associated manual processes. Tony Walls, CEO of Objective Corporation said, “Objective has a 25 year heritage in delivering world class information management and workflow solutions that improve the efficiency of our customers. We are delighted that Gallagher Bassett has selected Objective ECM 8 to help them to reform their business processes.”  ABOUT GALLAGHER BASSETT Gallagher Bassett Services Pty Ltd is an Australian based company with over 20 years’ experience providing specialist claims and professional services to corporate businesses, government departments, insurance companies, underwriters and agencies. ABOUT OBJECTIVE CORPORATION Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) is an established leader and specialist provider of content, collaboration and process management solutions for the public sector and regulated industries. Its solutions empower effectiveness, efficiency and transparency, helping organisations deliver better customer outcomes at a lower cost.  OBJECTIVE CORPORATION LIMITED LIFTS REVENUE AND PROFIT - FINAL RESULTS FY2014 2014-08-27T00:40:13Z objective-corporation-limited-lifts-revenue-and-profit-final-results-fy2014-1 Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) today announced its final results for financial year 2014 (FY2014). Revenue increased by 18% to $48.6 million (FY2013: $41.0 million) and net profit after tax (NPAT) increased by 46% to $5.7 million (FY2013: $3.9 million) for the year ended 30 June 2014. Asia Pacific revenue grew by 20% to $40.3 million (FY2013: $33.5 million). European revenue grew by 15% to $7.6 million (FY2013: $6.6 million). Objective’s statement of financial position remains very strong. At 30 June 2014 the company had cash and cash equivalents of $15.0 million with no external borrowings, and after completing a buyback of 12.5 million shares during the year. FINANCIAL SUMMARY Results summary for year ended 30 June FY2014 $m FY2013 $m Change (%) Revenue 48.6 41.0 18 EBITDA 7.1 4.1 75 Net profit after tax 5.7 3.9 46 Asia Pacific revenue 40.3 33.5 20 European revenue 7.6 6.6 15 R & D (fully expensed) 9.7 9.4 4 Earnings per share 6.0 cps 3.9 cps 54 Final dividend (Fully Franked) Special dividend 3.5 cps FF - 2.0 cps UF 1.0 cps FF   Directors declared a fully franked dividend of 3.5 cents per share. Mr Tony Walls, CEO, Objective Corporation said: “As a company, we are very pleased with the progress that we made during financial year 2014, with growth in all major revenue lines. “Particularly satisfying was seeing evidence of our significant investment in research and development translating into tangible results.” OPERATIONS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Our commitment to local research and development continued with significant investments in all of our product lines. Demonstrating the effectiveness of Objective’s Enterprise Content Management (ECM) 8 platform, more than 80% of all customers have upgraded to the current generation product. During the year, the company released the latest version of Objective ECM 8.2, which addressed the demand for more business process management capabilities. We accelerated the development of the next generation Objective Enterprise Content Creation (ECC) 5 platform. This is to service existing Public Sector customers and to extend the feature set to meet the requirements of the Financial Services and Insurance sector, where the solution continues to attract substantial interest. ECC 5 will be released during the 2015 Financial Year. Objective Connect has had outstanding growth since its launch. Engineering efforts continued to deliver against our vision of Connected Process Management for the Public Sector. During 2014, the geographic reach of Objective Connect was outstanding with adoption in 53 countries. Our investment in this strategic platform continues with some very large opportunities on the horizon. ASIA PACIFIC Our Asia Pacific performance was excellent, with a 20% increase in revenue from FY2013, on the back of stronger market demand and improvements in execution. The company’s focus on delivering results for Local Government was rewarded with new customers: Sutherland Shire Council, Redland City Council and Ipswich City Council. In each organisation, a competitor system was replaced. Multiple implementations of the Objective Committees solution were also achieved in this market. We expect this momentum to continue in FY2015. Other significant new customers during the year included South Australian Department for Education and Child Development, Australian Skills Quality Authority, NSW Crime Commission and Gallagher Bassett. Our success with Australian Port Authorities also continued with Mid West Ports and Port Hedland Port becoming Objective ECM customers. EUROPE Improvements in business conditions in the United Kingdom helped achieve a 15% improvement in European revenue from the previous financial year. Local Government success was not confined to Asia Pacific, with new UK local authority customers including Middlesbrough Borough Council, Cumbria County Council and Falkirk Council. Other new UK Central Government customers joining us during the year included: the UK Cabinet Office, Companies House and the Northern Ireland Department of the Environment. We continued to work closely with a number of existing UK customers extending solutions for the The Bar Council, Thurrock Council, Welsh Government, University of Portsmouth, Natural Environment Research Council and Medical Research Council. OUTLOOK Mr Tony Walls, CEO, Objective Corporation said: “During the 2014 financial year, the company made progress in all major revenue lines and this momentum is continuing into 2015. “Given our long term commitment to R&D and execution excellence, our FY2014 results serve as evidence of our ability to deliver a return on investment in our people and the solutions we implement for our valued customers. We are pleased to deliver value to all of our stakeholders and we continue to look for opportunities for improvement in execution. “Looking forward, we remain committed to our strategy of prioritising revenue growth ahead of profitability. Demand for our solutions is increasing, we are confident in our competitive position in the marketplace and we expect solid growth in all business lines in the year ahead.” The Board and management of Objective Corporation would like to thank our loyal customers, staff and shareholders, for their commitment and valuable contribution to the success of the company. ABOUT OBJECTIVE CORPORATION Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) is an established leader and specialist provider of content, collaboration and process management solutions for the public sector and regulated industries. Its solutions empower effectiveness, efficiency and transparency, helping organisations deliver better customer outcomes at a lower cost.  US CIO REVIEW MAGAZINE RATES OBJECTIVE CORPORATION IN TOP 20 MOST PROMISING PUBLIC SECTOR TECH COMPANIES 2014-08-03T23:46:13Z us-cio-review-magazine-rates-objective-corporation-in-top-20-most-promising-public-sector-tech-companies Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) today announced that US CIO Review Magazine has rated Objective as one of the 20 most promising public sector technology providers, in its annual listing of the top companies at the forefront of tackling challenges in the Public Sector and impacting the marketplace. Tony Walls, CEO of Objective Corporation said, “The public sector continues to create opportunities for innovation brought about by the current fiscal realities and increasing demand for efficient and transparent service delivery. To be recognised as one of a select number of innovative companies serving the public sector validates our efforts to enable efficient process management by an increasingly connected government.” According to CIO Review Magazine, “Government IT organisations are challenged with increasing turbulence and declining budgets. This is forcing governments to optimise costs and ensure that services and operations can be sustained and transformed to meet evolving needs. Operational efficiency and mission effectiveness are going to be the key drivers for IT value in government in 2014.” Tony Walls said, “Our customers are achieving greater return on their investment in information governance. To achieve that they are automating their business processes, enabling their increasingly mobile workforces while sharing information and managing processes with external stakeholders and service providers. Objective Connect, in particular, has been instrumental in transforming these types of processes.” Objective’s sole focus is to deliver measurable outcomes for its customers. Solutions have been engineered to meet the traceability, performance and transparency requirements of public sector organisations as well as the ISO 27001 security standard. Objective solutions can be deployed on-premise, on a customer’s chosen community or private cloud and are available as Software-as-a-Service in a government accredited secure public cloud. ABOUT OBJECTIVE CORPORATION Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) is an established leader and specialist provider of content, collaboration and process management solutions for the public sector and regulated industries. Its solutions empower effectiveness, efficiency and transparency, helping organisations deliver better customer outcomes at a lower cost.  OBJECTIVE CORPORATION APPOINTED AS A SUPPLIER TO THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT 2014-07-15T23:43:30Z objective-corporation-appointed-as-a-supplier-to-the-western-australian-government Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) today announced it has been appointed as an accredited supplier to the Western Australian Government under the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Common Use Agreement (CUA) 14008. The CUA 14008 is a mandatory agreement for all WA public authorities purchasing ICT services. Tony Walls, CEO of Objective Corporation said, “Objective’s appointment to the Western Australian Government’s ICT Services contract highlights our proven ability to deliver solutions that meet the specific requirements of West Australian government organisations.” Objective qualified for this agreement under the Business Solution Services category, which includes the establishment, implementation, maintenance and support of information and process management solutions. As an accredited supplier to the WA Government, public sector organisations can easily procure Objective Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Objective Enterprise Content Creation (ECC) solutions. The purchasing process is streamlined, with simplified, pre-agreed terms and conditions, which enable agencies to acquire Objective software and services easily. Objective solutions have been engineered in Australia to meet the requirements of government and regulated industries. Objective ECM 8 is widely used by public sector organisations in WA and around the world to effectively manage the large amount of content and knowledge that proliferates all levels of government, managing electronic information securely and ensuring transparency and auditability. Tony Walls said, “Objective is pleased to be working with the Western Australian Government to simplify the procurement process for their departments and agencies. We understand the importance and value that next generation information management brings to state government organisations and we are committed to continually delivering solutions that meet their specific requirements.” ABOUT OBJECTIVE CORPORATION Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) is an established leader and specialist provider of content, collaboration and process management solutions for the public sector and regulated industries. Its solutions empower effectiveness, efficiency and transparency, helping organisations deliver better customer outcomes at a lower cost. OBJECTIVE CORPORATION RE-APPOINTED AS A SUPPLIER TO THE NSW GOVERNMENT 2014-05-27T23:09:12Z objective-corporation-re-appointed-as-a-supplier-to-the-nsw-government Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) today announced it has been re-appointed as an accredited supplier to the NSW Government under the NSW ICT Software agreement (Contract 607). Objective and Oracle are currently the two only vendors to have been appointed as approved suppliers on this contract. Tony Walls, CEO of Objective Corporation said, “Objective’s appointment to the NSW ICT Software agreement highlights our proven ability to deliver solutions that meet the requirements of NSW Government organisations and our alignment with the NSW Government’s ICT Strategy.” As a registered supplier to the NSW Government, buyers can easily procure Objective ECM 8 solutions and services as part of the NSW Government’s collaborative approach to ICT procurement reform. The purchasing process is streamlined, with simplified, pre-agreed terms and conditions, which enable agencies to acquire Objective software and services easily. Objective solutions have been engineered in Australia to meet the requirements of government and regulated industries. Objective ECM 8 is widely used by public sector organisations in NSW and around the world to effectively manage the large amount of content and knowledge that proliferates all levels of government, managing electronic information securely and ensuring transparency and auditability. Tony Walls said, “Objective is pleased to be working with the NSW Government to simplify the procurement process for their departments and agencies when they procure Objective products and services and are looking forward to helping.” ANNOUNCING OBJECTIVE ENTERPRISE CONTENT CREATION 2014-05-05T23:09:31Z announcing-objective-enterprise-content-creation Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) today announced the launch of a new solution for creating, approving and publishing business critical documents, the Objective Enterprise Content Creation (ECC) Platform. Objective ECC provides distributed organisations with the ability to author, review, approve, and publish critical business documents in a cloud-based environment with security and version control down to a sentence level. Built on the proven Objective Online platform, Objective ECC can be used to easily create prospectus documents, investment guides, annual or performance reports, statements of advice, policy and procedure libraries, tenders, bids, proposals, enterprise wide reports, legal agreements, planning documents and more. Tony Walls, CEO of Objective Corporation said, “With the release of Objective Enterprise Content Creation, Objective is the only company that enables an organisation to manage every facet of the information lifecycle from the creation of a document through review, publishing and disposal of content.”Objective ECC enables internal and external contributors to collaboratively author the same document at the same time without the risk and quality problems traditionally associated with tracking changes and merging content from multiple authors and documents. For organisations where ensuring the accuracy and consistency of content is critical, Objective ECC’s Content library enables authors to use pre-approved wording that auto populates their document with a sentence, paragraph, section or an entire set of Terms, saving time, providing traceability, reducing errors and the necessity of rework when information changes. Objective ECC actively guides the user through the content creation and review process by sending email notifications to them when actions or reviews are required. Document owners can revert back to any previous version, view changes that have been made, understand who made and approved the changes, and identify the time and date when the changes were implemented. Staff can focus on their expert content, leaving Objective ECC’s high-quality templating and publishing engine to take care of the rest. Beautiful print or web ready documents can be created with one click through predefined templates that ensure an organisation’s brand is maintained. This removes the need for a separate design and publishing phase of document production. The single-source approach to content creation removes the risk of errors, saves significant time and rework, and enables changes to be made right up to the final publishing deadline.Objective ECC is being used by financial services and government organisations around the world who require the accuracy and auditability for their high quality business critical documents.To learn more about Objective Enterprise Content Creation view the overview video on the Objective website. ABOUT OBJECTIVE CORPORATIONObjective Corporation (ASX:OCL) is an established leader and specialist provider of content, collaboration and process management solutions for the public sector and regulated industries. Its solutions empower effectiveness, efficiency and transparency, helping organisations deliver better customer outcomes at a lower cost.   OBJECTIVE ANNOUNCES OBJECTIVE CONNECT FOR HP TRIM 2014-04-09T23:13:36Z objective-announces-objective-connect-for-hp-trim Objective Corporation(ASX:OCL) today announced the immediate availability of Objective Connect for HP TRIM, enabling organisations to easily and securely share information directly from their TRIM records management system with internal and external stakeholders, while maintaining the auditability and traceability required by security conscious organisations. Objective Connect is a breakthrough hybrid platform enabling secure information sharing and process management between government departments, agencies, private enterprise and citizens. Organisations avoid the risks commonly associated with sharing information through email, USB drives or insecure consumer cloud-based applications. Tony Walls, CEO of Objective Corporation said, “Objective Connect for HP TRIM sees us continue to deliver our vision of enabling secure information sharing and process management between organisations, irrespective of their underlying content management systems. “Objective Connect for HP TRIM provides government grade security and conforms to the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) for sharing information up to and including Protected level and Impact Level 2 and 3 (IL2/IL3) in the United Kingdom. An organisation uses the security principles already in place to dictate what information can be shared with whom. “Objective Connect acts as an extension to HP TRIM, enabling an organisation maintain the security and data sovereignty they require, while making it easy for individuals to share information. This drastically reduces the on-going creation and management of additional silos of information, while maintaining organisational compliance. “Today thousands of Government users in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom are using Objective Connect to transform their business processes,” said Walls. “From procurement and legal processes, to collaborating with stakeholders or partners, Objective Connect enables the secure extension of business processes with other organisations.” Auditability and traceability of information being shared is critical to organisations. The Objective Connect Reporting Dashboard delivers real time consolidated visibility of all information being shared by all users. This ensures greater accountability and a complete view of the information being shared. To learn more about Objective Connect for HP TRIM visit objectiveconnect.com.  ABOUT OBJECTIVE CORPORATION Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) is an established leader and specialist provider of content, collaboration and process management solutions for the public sector and regulated industries. Its solutions empower effectiveness, efficiency and transparency, helping organisations deliver better customer outcomes at a lower cost. OBJECTIVE COMMITTEES AND OBJECTIVE ECM FOR SMALL AGENCIES AVAILABLE THROUGH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CLOUD PANEL 2014-03-12T23:22:59Z objective-committees-and-objective-ecm-for-small-agencies-available-through-federal-government-cloud-panel Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) today announced that Objective Committees and Objective ECM for Small Agencies have been added to the Department of Finance Data Centre as a Service Multi Use List (DCaaS MUL). Objective was first appointed as an approved supplier to the Australian Federal Government under this agreement in November 2012, following an extensive evaluation process in which Objective was selected as one of 35 leading providers to supply cloud and SaaS products. Objective Connect and Objective Online were initially part of this agreement.Tony Walls, CEO of Objective Corporation said, “We are pleased to have our agreement to supply the Federal Government expanded to include Objective Committees and Objective ECM for Small Agencies, with the Department of Finance on their Data Centre as a Service Multi Use List. With the addition of these products to the DCaaS MUL, federal government organisations can now easily purchase solutions which have been engineered in Australia to solve their business challenges while increasing efficiency and productivity.”Objective Committees offers a single interface for managing all aspects of the committee lifecycle, with the ability to track all actions, manage agendas and record meeting minutes. Objective Committees has the flexibility to meet an organisation’s unique requirements while reducing costs, ensuring legislative compliance and facilitating better decision-making throughout the committee management process.Objective ECM for Small Agencies is a revolutionary “instant-on” Information Management solution for small Australian state and federal public sector organisations. Preconfigured and delivered from the cloud, Objective ECM for Small Agencies brings the benefits of best practice information governance to agencies that were previously too small to afford. It typically saves small agencies up to six months of planning, design and deployment time.According to John Sheridan, Australian Government Chief Technology Officer, “Agencies have reacted positively to the diverse catalogue of services available through DCaaS.  It provides them with a broad range of solutions to meet new business challenges.”ABOUT OBJECTIVE CORPORATIONObjective Corporation (ASX:OCL) is an established leader and specialist provider of content, collaboration and process management solutions for the public sector and regulated industries. Its solutions empower effectiveness, efficiency and transparency, helping organisations deliver better customer outcomes at a lower cost.  OBJECTIVE’S NEXT GENERATION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM GAINING MOMENTUM IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT 2014-02-17T23:09:36Z objective-s-next-generation-information-management-system-gaining-momentum-in-local-government Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) today announced ongoing expansion in local government, with Sutherland Shire Council and Redland City Council in Australia, as well as Tauranga City Council, Gisborne and Nelson District Councils in New Zealand, selecting the next generation information and process management solution, Objective ECM 8. Objective ECM 8 has been engineered to allow local government organisations to easily migrate from their legacy Electronic Document and Records Management Systems (EDRMS). Redland City Council recently completed phase one of its data migration from TechnologyOne ECM, Sutherland City Council are migrating from its legacy Lotus Notes/Domino.doc system, Nelson City Council and Gisborne District Council migrated from OpenText eDOCS and Tauranga City Council migrated five million documents from Dataworks to Objective ECM 8. These customers join a growing number of local government customers looking to extract real business value from their information and process management solution, enabling them to deliver outcomes for their communities. Seamless integration with key applications and semi-proprietary systems was key in the decision making process of these customers, but equally as important was the need to increase their immediate efficiencies and provide a platform that supports their broader information management strategy, now and into the future. Tony Walls, CEO of Objective Corporation said, “Objective is the information management platform of choice for local government, with more than 250 customers globally. Our proven ability to deliver improved efficiencies by uniting the silos of information and automating business processes for an organisation enables them to meet the increasing needs of their communities, while ensuring business and legislative requirements are met.” Local government organisations have a requirement to deliver services to their ratepayers and the local community. Delivering the right information, to the right person, at the right time is critical to being able to deliver those services. Objective’s ECM solutions ensure that staff have access to and can find all the relevant information regarding any community requests that they are working on. This enables them to respond in a timely, accurate manner. Given the economic conditions that Councils operate under, driving ongoing efficiencies and increasing the level of collaboration both inside and outside the organisation is critical. However, the increasing challenge of responding to the needs of their communities coupled with the exponential growth of information stored in multiple systems is hampering the efficiency drives of many local government organisations. Sutherland Shire Council, the second largest Local Government council in NSW, has selected Objective ECM 8 to enhance efficiencies and remove silos of information. The implementation will replace legacy systems and seamlessly integrate with key applications and semi-proprietary systems. Trevor Rowling, Manager Administration and Governance, Sutherland Shire Council said, “We chose Objective ECM  because the Objective team demonstrated thorough knowledge of local council processes and understood our specific information management requirements better than anyone else.” “By implementing Objective ECM, we will also have the ability to seamlessly integrate with our new Customer Request Management System. This collaborative approach will enable Council to take the service we provide to our community to a new level.” Silos of information exist in many organisations, presenting challenges to key business processes, and impacting the ability to meet business and legislative requirements. Objective’s ECM solutions are engineered to unite information and seamlessly integrate with core business applications, while meeting specific local government requirements. Objective ECM 8’s integration to specialist local government Land Information and Geospatial Information systems is market proven and continually being enhanced. Objective AppLink provides integration between Objective ECM 8 and Infor Pathway, TechnologyOne Property & Rating, Civica Authority, Origin’s Ozone and many more business systems. David Macniven, CIO of Redland City Council said, “To achieve greater efficiencies in our organisation, we realised that we needed to consolidate our unstructured data into one central repository linked to our existing line of business systems. This would also enable us to improve our management and enhance service delivery to ratepayers. By implementing Objective ECM, we will unite our data and collaborate more efficiently both internally and with the community. “Objective ECM 8 is part of our broader strategy of change. We continue to sharpen our focus on improving the level of service that we provide to residents by putting their needs first. Objective will help us achieve greater efficiencies and deliver real value to our community.” Tony Walls said, “Objective understands the importance and value that next generation information management brings to local government organisations. For 25 years we have enabled our local government customers to deliver measurable outcomes for the communities that they serve and we are committed to continually delivering solutions that meet their specific requirements.” For more information please visit our website. ABOUT OBJECTIVE CORPORATION Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) is an established leader and specialist provider of content, collaboration and process management solutions for the public sector and regulated industries. Its solutions empower effectiveness, efficiency and transparency, helping organisations deliver better customer outcomes at a lower cost. OBJECTIVE BOOK ENDS ITS GREATEST “YEAR OF INNOVATION” WITH THE RELEASE OF OBJECTIVE ECM 8.2 2014-01-29T23:10:17Z objective-book-ends-its-greatest-year-of-innovation-with-the-release-of-objective-ecm-8-2 Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) today announced the latest release of its Enterprise Content Management Platform - Objective ECM 8.2. This is the fourth major product release from Objective during 2013, highlighting our ongoing commitment to R&D in Australia, as well as the delivery of innovation in information and process governance solutions for Government and regulated industries. “2013 has been a year of innovation and commercialisation for Objective. The release of Objective ECM 8.2 marks a major milestone in our strategy to deliver a hybrid cloud Connected Process Management platform,” said Tony Walls, CEO of Objective Corporation. “We are incredibly proud of the innovation that we have delivered to our customers in recent years and Objective ECM 8.2 is another major accomplishment.” Objective ECM 8.2 has flexible deployment options to meet customers changing requirements both today and into the future. Objective ECM 8.2 can be deployed on-premise, on a customer’s chosen community or private cloud and is available as Software-as-a-Service in a secure public cloud. Objective ECM 8.2 is integrated with Objective’s other SaaS offerings, Objective Connect the secure information and process management platform and Objective Online the collaborative authoring, stakeholder and committee management platform. “Our customers are seeking greater return on their investment in information governance. To achieve that they are seeking to automate their business processes, enable their increasingly mobile workforce while sharing information and managing processes with external stakeholders and service providers.” Objective ECM 8.2 delivers a truly Connected Process Management platform that is designed to be the backbone of an organisation’s information and process governance strategy. The new capabilities of Objective ECM 8.2 include: ·       Productivity enhancements including new Workflow and automation capabilities, which allows office and mobile users to act on Workflow tasks through actionable emails ·       Enhancements designed to increase adoption, including mobility options for tablets and deeper document management in the browser ·       Bringing governance, automation and tighter integration to Microsoft SharePoint ·       Microsoft Office 2013 application integration ·       Enhancements engineered to meet changing information governance requirements, including changes to disposal authorities and the implementation of the new Australian Protective Security Classification system. “Uptake of the Objective ECM 8 platform has been the strongest in our history with more than 70 percent of our customers on the current generational release” said Walls. “We have engineered Objective ECM 8.2 to be even easier to upgrade and have delivered significant functionally improvements for all types of users.” OBJECTIVE’S PREVIOUS SOFTWARE RELEASES IN 2013 INCLUDE: ·       Objective ECM for Small Agencies – an instant on, pre-configured solution for small public sector organisations ·       Objective Connect for HP TRIM enabling organisations to easily and securely share information directly from their TRIM records management system with internal and external stakeholders ·       Objective Connect for SharePoint enabling organisations to easily and securely share information from SharePoint with internal and external stakeholders ·       Objective Online 4.2 streamlining the creation, publication and management of quality corporate documents