The WA Department of Treasury & Finance (WA DTF) has won an award at the the 14th annual Australasian Shared Services and Outsourcing Network conference in the 'excellence in people and communication' category.
The awards were judged by a board of industry professionals – including the heads of shared service centres across corporate and public sectors.
The department displayed a solution based around Oracle E-Business Suite, IBM's infrastructure and local IT business solutions provider, ASG's hosting and managed services.
WA DTF shared services business executive director, Brian Roche, said winning the award was a significant achievement considering some of the competition included major players like Rio Tinto, NAB and Qantas.
The award signifies the government’s focus on implementing a world-class shared services platform. WA DTF is already in their 6th year of shared services operation – ahead of many other governments. It plans to expand delivery to 90 agencies and 35000 employees.
The success of this undertaking will form the basis of a government private cloud, which could potentially decrease government IT spend considerably and provide better government initiative delivery. The move to a government cloud is a key strategy in ensuring proper use of IT to provide cost-effective IT services and presenting considerable benefits to WA.
ASG's general manager of sales and delivery, Murray Rosa, said, “We are seeing an increased trend towards shared services throughout both the private and government sectors throughout Australia.“
ASG is a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork.
Public sector strategic programs director for Oracle A/NZ, Brendan Wright, said adopting a shared services delivery model and reducing the cost and risk around ICT service delivery creates the transformation.