The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2014-08-19T06:01:08Z NSW Government Selects Dataweave for SaaS Identity Management Project 2014-08-19T06:01:08Z nsw-government-selects-dataweave-for-saas-identity-management-project Dataweave (www.dataweave.com.au), an IT consultancy which specialises in enterprise applications and Oracle Database solutions, has today announced that the NSW Government has selected Dataweave as a key implementation and support partner in the consortium deploying a new Identity Management solution. The new Identity Management project will implement an Identity Hub with capability to effectively manage the end-to-end lifecycle of user identities across NSW Government shared resources, both within the firewall and beyond into the cloud. This is expected to allow the NSW Government to enhance service delivery, streamline Government work practices, and reduce costs. The Identity Hub consortium comprises Dataweave, Qubit Consulting, Oracle  Australia and NTT Communications. Norman Weaver, Managing Director for Dataweave commented, “Large organisations often face serious challenges when managing user access to IT systems and data. The NSW Government Identity Hub will make it possible to streamline the administration of user accounts and passwords, while creating a better user experience in an environment where a high level of security is assured.”  Dataweave will provide consulting, project management, systems integration and ongoing 24 x 7 support services for the Identity Hub service. Qubit Consulting will assist with specialist identity management systems consulting and expertise. The Identity Hub will be hosted within NSW Government’s new GovDC data centres located at Silverwater and Unanderra, on a new Infrastructure as a Service platform provided by NTT Communications, utilising Oracle hardware. The technology platform will be highly secure and ISO 27001 compliant. The Identity Hub is intended to enable improved overall IT security across NSW Government, while providing a better user experience. This will be achieved through the use of a federated Identity Management framework delivered via a Software as a Service (SaaS) architecture. The Identity Hub will be based on Oracle Identity Management, Oracle Enterprise Data Quality, Oracle Advanced Security, Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall and Oracle Data Masking products.  The solution is designed to extend seamlessly out into the public cloud, allowing businesses and citizens accessing government services to be incorporated into the solution. The use of a fully managed SaaS deployment model allows greater scalability, removing the pain and complexity of disconnected user account administration and password management for NSW Government agencies. Dataweave offers a range of 24 x 7 remotely managed support services for enterprise applications and database technologies, and has an extensive track record of successful project engagements with NSW Government agencies. About Dataweave Dataweave (www.dataweave.com.au) is an IT consultancy which specialises in enterprise applications and Oracle solutions. Founded in 2006 and an Oracle Platinum Partner, Dataweave has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Dataweave has a sister company, DW People, which is a specialist IT resourcing consultancy focusing on enterprise computing contract and permanent recruitment. Dataweave recently moved its head office to larger premises in St Leonards, and acquired The Portcullis Group.     Dataweave Acquires Database Services Provider 2014-05-27T03:09:52Z dataweave-acquires-database-services-provider   Dataweave (www.dataweave.com.au), an IT consultancy which specialises in enterprise applications and Oracle database solutions, has today announced the acquisition of The Portcullis Group, an IT managed services provider that specialises in database related managed services. Dataweave offers a range of 24 x 7 remotely managed support services for enterprise applications and database technologies. The acquisition of The Portcullis Group brings additional employees, software technologies and clients to Dataweave. Both The Portcullis Group and Dataweave are privately owned companies, and the cost of the transaction has not been disclosed. Clay Barker will join Dataweave as part of the merger, and has been appointed as Dataweave’s National Sales Manager. Clay Barker is currently NSW president for the Australian Oracle User Group, and has previously worked as the sales manager for Vindaloo Systems and The ASG Group.   In addition, Michael Taylor has been appointed as Enterprise Architect. He has worked as a specialist database consultant for 20 years, with roles at IBM, Reuters, and Oracle. Norman Weaver, Managing Director for Dataweave commented, “Keeping business critical databases and transaction based enterprise applications running smoothly is a complex task, requiring 24 x 7 access to highly specialised technical skills. Both Dataweave and Portcullis share a dedication to technical excellence and client service, so we see this acquisition as a fantastic fit for both us and our clients.” The Portcullis Group has a range of existing enterprise managed services clients, including Mitsubishi Development, Challenger Financial, Optus and Auscott. Founded in 2008, Dataweave has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. To accommodate recent increased demand for database related consultancy and support services, Dataweave recently moved its head office to larger premises in St Leonards, and established a Business Intelligence practice. About Dataweave Dataweave (www.dataweave.com.au) is an IT consultancy which specialises in enterprise applications and Oracle solutions. Founded in 2006 and an Oracle Platinum Partner, Dataweave has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Dataweave has a sister company, DW People, which is a specialist IT resourcing consultancy focusing on enterprise computing contract and permanent recruitment. Dataweave Expands, Invests in BI Practice 2014-03-03T03:44:03Z dataweave-expands-invests-in-bi-practice Dataweave (www.dataweave.com.au), an IT consultancy which specialises in enterprise applications and Oracle solutions, has today announced the expansion of its business, with the establishment of a business intelligence consulting and implementation practice. Founded in 2006, Dataweave has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. To accommodate recent increased demand for database related consultancy and support services, Dataweave moved its head office to larger premises in St Leonards. Norman Weaver, Managing Director for Dataweave commented, “Many of our clients have approached us looking for ways to extract more value from the data they already gather via their enterprise applications. We have invested heavily in building a Business Intelligence team with top tier technical expertise, which will make it easier for our clients to access the skills they need to quickly profit from their data.” Dataweave has appointed Craig Heunes as BI Practice Manager. Craig has more than 10 years of experience as a BI specialist, having worked on projects for KPMG South Africa, the UK Government, NSW Health, Stockland, QBE insurance, and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. In addition, Dataweave has significantly expanded its existing database and ERP system practices, with several highly skilled consultants recently joining the team. Nandini Khemani is an Oracle Financials and BI reporting consultant, who has previously worked for ANZ Bank and Infosys. Sanjay Shah brings additional Oracle DBA expertise to the Dataweave team, with recent experience working at Capgemini and ASG Group. Rohit Varma is an Oracle E-Business Suite specialist, who most recently worked for Deloitte Consulting. To further expand the breadth of its enterprise software solutions, Dataweave has also recently become a reseller of Intermec solutions. This new partnership allows Dataweave to offer solutions which seamlessly integrate bar code item tracking with supply chain management and financial reporting systems.   About Dataweave Dataweave (www.dataweave.com.au) is an IT consultancy which specialises in enterprise applications and Oracle solutions. Founded in 2006 and an Oracle Platinum Partner, Dataweave has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Dataweave has a sister company, DW People, which is a specialist IT resourcing consultancy focusing on enterprise computing contract and permanent recruitment.   ORIX Reports Vehicle Fleet Carbon Emissions with Help from Dataweave 2011-09-14T05:09:38Z orix-reports-vehicle-fleet-carbon-emissions-with-help-from-dataweave Dataweave (www.dataweave.com.au), an IT consultancy which specialises in enterprise applications and Oracle solutions, has successfully deployed a solution to increase transaction and reporting performance, as well as implementing a disaster recovery solution for ORIX Australia. ORIX Australia (www.orix.com.au) is a market leader in fleet leasing, management and vehicle rental. Established in Australia in 1986, its head office is located in Sydney, with offices located in most major cities of Australia and New Zealand. ORIX Australia currently employs more than 220 staff, and owns or manages assets in excess of $1 billion. Raymond Beddie, Infrastructure Manager for ORIX Australia commented, “Our business handles vehicle and equipment leases for thousands of clients, so we need to be able to rapidly respond to customer inquiries, as well as process large volumes of monthly transactions. A few years ago our key business application was experiencing performance problems, leading to a stream of user complaints and frustrations. Our business was being held back, and we struggled to deliver new capabilities without creating unacceptable slowdown of the entire system. We quickly realised that hardware upgrades could only address part of the problem, and turned to Dataweave for help.” After a business reorganisation in 2006, ORIX Australia decided to rationalise their IT systems and improve transaction performance for critical systems. Dataweave was initially engaged to provide performance tuning advice for the Oracle database platforms underpinning key IT systems used by ORIX Australia. Dataweave provides ORIX Australia with 24/7 remotely managed support and performance tuning services for the Oracle database and application server infrastructure which underpins ORIX Australia’s business applications. During the initial stages of the project, Dataweave successfully corrected several serious performance problems, allowing ORIX Australia to dramatically improve transaction performance, and delay expensive hardware upgrades. Raymond Beddie explained, “We used to employ two database administrators on a full time basis, and our users continually complained about poor application response times. Dataweave were able to quickly correct performance issues that had been a thorn in our side for years, and have improved the reliability of our critical applications.” In 2010, further expansion of the business meant that a new server hardware platform was required to support transaction growth. Dataweave planned the migration of the key database to a Linux based Dell server platform, providing software licence optimisation, migration project planning, disaster recovery planning, and performance tuning for the solution. A sophisticated disaster recovery solution was implemented with automatic data backup to an offsite co-location datacentre via a private WAN. Business critical data is transmitted automatically to the offsite datacentre every 15 minutes, with less valuable data backed up daily to storage media and stored offsite. Transaction level information is backed up separately, allowing restoration of data to a transaction level in the event of a major outage. Full scale disaster recovery exercises are carried out on a regular basis, to ensure systems can be correctly restored, and improve team member preparedness. All critical software systems are monitored remotely 24/7 by Dataweave. Raymond Beddie explained, “Our old backup solution used to operate once per day in the evening, and we couldn’t process transactions at the same time. To reduce our risk, and allow us to process information 24/7, Dataweave devised a disaster recovery solution to backup our live data every 15 minutes. The disaster recovery solution paid for itself in a single outage, when we suffered a major hardware failure in February 2011. Dataweave helped us to rapidly switch our entire operation to run from our disaster recovery site, with only a few minutes of transactions needing to be rekeyed.” Improvements achieved in transaction performance have allowed ORIX Australia to deliver higher levels of user satisfaction, and extend the reporting and online customer service capabilities of their key systems. ORIX Australia is now able to automatically generate complex reports for clients, and make them available interactively via their website. This has allowed ORIX Australia to launch EnviroMotion, which allows their clients to access sophisticated vehicle carbon footprint reports, with estimates of CO2 vehicle emissions based on manufacturer specifications, fuel usage, and distance travelled. Exception reports are now produced, to proactively identify ways in which fleet managers can reduce costs, and emissions. Raymond Beddie concluded, “ORIX Australia has a pretty simple philosophy – we want performance not excuses. Our partnership with Dataweave has exceeded our expectations, and helped my IT team to lift overall business productivity. With Dataweave looking after our databases and key systems, my team can focus on improvements, rather than fighting fires.” Norman Weaver, Managing Director for Dataweave commented, “The point of disaster recovery planning is to think the unthinkable, and decide what might need to be done to reduce the impact on your business. Smart system design can help protect your data, while simple things like team training and drills can improve preparedness, potentially saving you enormous amounts of downtime and confusion when disaster strikes.” About Dataweave Dataweave (www.dataweave.com.au) is an IT consultancy which specialises in enterprise applications and Oracle solutions. Founded in 2006 and an Oracle Gold Partner, Dataweave has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Dataweave has a sister company, DW People, which is a specialist IT resourcing consultancy focusing on enterprise computing positions. About ORIX ORIX Australia (www.orix.com.au) is a market leader in fleet leasing, management and vehicle rental. Established in Australia in 1986, its head office is located in Sydney, with offices located in most major cities of Australia and New Zealand. ORIX Australia currently employs more than 220 staff, and owns or manages assets in excess of $1 billion. ORIX Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of ORIX Corporation, which was established in Japan in 1964, and is at the forefront of the leasing industry, which it pioneered. ORIX Corporation is publicly listed on the NYSE and Tokyo stock exchange, with a global presence spread across 27 countries, and more than 1400 locations worldwide. KRC Mining Consultants Boosts Employee Productivity with Help from Dataweave 2011-07-12T04:01:54Z krc-mining-consultants-boosts-employee-productivity-with-help-from-dataweave Dataweave (www.dataweave.com.au), an IT consultancy which specialises in enterprise applications and Oracle solutions, has successfully deployed a fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), human resources, financials, document management, and project management solution for KRC Mining Consultants. KRC Mining Consultants (www.krc.com.au) is a specialist Australian business consultancy, focused entirely on the needs of mining and resource processing firms. Founded in 2000, KRC provides geological, geotechnical, mining engineering and costing services to the mining industry in Australia, Africa, South America, the Middle East, and India. Based in Sydney, KRC has a team of 12 consultants with a broad range of expertise and language skills. Steve Franklin, CEO for KRC Mining Consultants commented, “Our consultants get their hands dirty, often working at mining projects in remote parts of the world. The software systems we originally had in place for tracking projects were cumbersome, with data entry and manual sharing of information taking up significant amounts of our consultant’s day. After growing strongly for several years, we found ourselves hitting a productivity wall using our old Microsoft Project system, and struggled to produce timely reports on project profitability, so we decided to look for a platform capable of supporting our growth.” After evaluating solutions from several software vendors, Dataweave was chosen to design, integrate, and provide ongoing remotely managed support services for an Oracle E-Business Suite solution. The solution incorporates modules to handle project costing, project tracking, project billing, consultant timesheets, accounting, financial reporting, document management, and key human resources functions. The entire solution is tightly integrated, with all data held in an Oracle database. Employees can access the entire system via web browser from any location, using a secure sockets layer virtual private network (SSL-VPN). The automatic integration of data between the modules of the Oracle E-Business suite has allowed KRC to improve both consultant productivity and their business visibility. Project progress updates, expense reports and timesheet data is now entered once by consultants, with information available instantly to all team members. Consultants no longer need to key project data into multiple systems and then manually share documents. Oracle Content Server now tracks all project documents, sharing documents and tracking revisions automatically. Reporting capabilities and executive dashboards built into the solution provide KRC with continuous visibility of project profitability and consultant utilisation. Steve Franklin explained, “Within 5 years, we expect to triple the size of our business, and establish several international offices. Oracle E-Business Suite is the rock solid foundation we need to expand our business. We have already enormously improved the productivity of our consultants, slashing the time needed for project tracking and timesheet management to about 10 minutes per day. This is enough to free up several hours of additional billable time each week for every consultant.” Steve Franklin concluded, “We value close partnerships with our clients, and look for the same with our suppliers. Every aspect of our business now runs on Oracle E-Business Suite, and we rely upon Dataweave to keep our applications running smoothly. Dataweave has delivered us a reliable platform for future growth, going above and beyond the call of duty at every step of our project. Partnering with Dataweave to implement Oracle E-Business Suite has been one of the best business decisions that I have ever made.” Norman Weaver, Managing Director for Dataweave commented, “Services firms and consultancies often need to track complex projects, and carry out time based billing. Affordable solutions are now available to help consultancies link their project tracking with their billing and accounting systems. Linking these systems automatically can lead to immediate improvements in consultant productivity, and take the guess work out of project profitability.” About Dataweave Dataweave (www.dataweave.com.au) is an IT consultancy which specialises in enterprise applications and Oracle solutions. Founded in 2006, Dataweave has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Dataweave has a sister company, DW People, which is a specialist IT resourcing consultancy focusing on enterprise computing positions. About KRC Mining Consultants KRC Mining Consultants (www.krc.com.au) is a specialist Australian business consultancy, focused entirely on the needs of mining and resource processing firms. Founded in 2000, KRC helps companies worldwide to tackle the challenges facing the mining industry on a day to day basis – specifically in the areas of geology, geotechnical, mining engineering and costing. Clear Solar Boosts Supply Chain Efficiency with Help From Dataweave 2011-05-03T05:38:06Z clear-solar-boosts-supply-chain-efficiency-with-help-from-dataweave-1 Dataweave (www.dataweave.com.au), an IT consultancy which specialises in enterprise applications and Oracle solutions, has been selected to deploy and provide ongoing support for a business wide enterprise resource planning (ERP), quotation, inventory planning, and financial management solution for Clear Solar. Clear Solar (www.clearsolar.com.au) is one of Australia’s largest solar power installation companies, employing approximately 130 staff nationally. Based in Victoria, the organisation has offices in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory. Clear Solar accredited electricians have already installed more than 14,000 solar power systems across households and businesses in Australia. Paul Wilson, Managing Director for Clear Solar commented, “After several years of rapid growth, we realised that our business processes needed an overhaul. Many of the systems that we had in place for tracking our financials were very labour intensive. This made it difficult for us to forecast and plan our inventory requirements, and delayed the production of our management reports. We were dealing lots of small inefficiencies, which added up to serious growing pains for our business.” After successfully implementing an Oracle CRM OnDemand solution in 2009, Clear Solar decided to migrate to a whole of business ERP solution, with integrated financial management. After looking at solutions from six major software vendors, Dataweave was chosen to design, integrate, and provide ongoing remotely managed support services for an Oracle E-Business Suite solution. Paul Wilson commented further, “Every aspect of our business is touched by this project, so it was critical to work with a partner that could help us make the transition appear seamless to our customers. Dataweave has helped us implement the project and continues to provide us with ongoing performance tuning, and 24x7 remote support for our databases and key business applications. This frees internal resources, so that our IT team can focus on improving efficiency further, tailoring customised workflows, and helping employees get the most from the solution.” The integration between the Oracle CRM OnDemand solution and the Oracle E-Business Suite has allowed Clear Solar to gain a 360 degree view of their customer interactions. Customer service operators in the contact centre are now able to generate quotes 25% faster than previously, view the status of inventory items related to client orders, and accurately estimate installation dates. Data rekeying has been eliminated, resulting in more accurate and timely information. Norman Weaver, Managing Director for Dataweave commented, “When a business is rapidly expanding, growing pains can really start to hit productivity and profits. Many small businesses quickly outgrow spreadsheets and simple inventory systems, but make-do because the business is growing fast. ERP solutions are now affordable for small businesses with complex supply chains, and can deliver an immediate efficiency dividend.” About Dataweave Dataweave (www.dataweave.com.au) is an IT consultancy which specialises in enterprise applications and Oracle solutions. Founded in 2006, Dataweave has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Dataweave has a sister company, DW People, which is a specialist IT resourcing consultancy focusing on enterprise computing positions. About Clear Solar Clear Solar (www.clearsolar.com.au) is one of Australia’s largest solar power installation companies, with more than 14,000 installations across the country. Offering installations across Australia, Clear Solar accredited electricians help thousands of households and businesses to switch to solar power each year.