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We’re Ready. Are you?

We’re Ready. Are you?

ReadyTech (ASX:RDY) focuses on delivering mission-critical SaaS solutions to defined markets, such as State and Local Government, in which it has deep market expertise.

Today, ReadyTech launched a new campaign for the Government & Justice division which features familiar faces from the Government (Open Office, Open Windows, IT Vision) and Justice (McGirr Technologies) teams.

Each of these businesses are longstanding stalwarts of the industry and have an ethos of building innovative people-centric software that help Australian government and justice organisations navigate complexity, while delivering meaningful outcomes.

ReadyTech partnered with these businesses in 2021 – 2022 to form its Government & Justice segment and provide the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise SaaS offering.

The path forward will support customers with the same software and people they love, but backed by the resources, R&D investment and leading technology that has made ReadyTech famous.

Providing customers with unparalleled flexibility and choice, ReadyTech will continue to put customers’ needs first, and partner to deliver a solution that drives success.

Focused on people, powered by tech.

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Moreland City Council goes SaaS with Open Office

Council’s strategy is to be a SaaS (Software as a Service) focused organization. Following a recent competitive tendering process, the City of Moreland chose the superior Community Suite provided by Open Office. The project which encompasses Finance, Payroll, Human Resources and other associated modules will be implemented in the next 12 months. The evaluation emphasis was on the “strategic and customer centric”, rather than any one specific single point of minor operational functionality. Council also expects to achieve major cost savings by adopting an established Cloud solution.

Moreland Council will partner with Open Office to implement the modern business solution which will provide many opportunities for internal process and workflow improvements and efficiencies in both time and cost.

About Council

The City of Moreland is a local government area in metropolitan Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It comprises the inner northern suburbs between 4 and 10 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. It was created in 1994 during the forced amalgamations of local governments by the Kennett Government, being created from the former local government areas of the City of Brunswick, the City of Coburg and the southern part of the City of Broadmeadows. The Moreland Local Government Area covers 51 km², and at the 2016 Census, it had a population of 162,558.

About Open Office

Established in 1990 and with over 400 government customers across Australia, Open Office has extensive history in developing complex applications for deployment within government environments.
Open Office has extensive experience in the provision, implementation and support of a comprehensive suite of government solutions with the Community Enterprise suite which encompasses Finance, Payroll, HR, Property/Rating, Asset Management, Environmental Health Management, Building/Planning, Compliance modules, Customer Request Management System and mobility applications.

About Community

The Community solution designed specifically for local government is an end-to-end solution that delivers choice. Encompassing Financials, Property and Rating, Asset Management, Licensing, Compliance and Local services, Community delivers flexibility in a fully integrated council wide solution. The first class Community Engagement Platform makes it easier for the Public sector to conduct business with Council by engaging residents and ratepayers for a more collaborative and customer-centric approach to public service delivery as well as encouraging Community-driven innovation. The Open Office solution provides everything you need to achieve high quality efficient and effective execution of fully managed customer service processes.


Kingborough and Huon Councils choose Open Office Community Finance and Assets solution

Open Office are very excited to announce the addition of two new Councils to its growing customer base. Kingborough Council and the Huon Valley Council in Tasmania recently tendered for a Financial Management Information system and chose Open Office as the successful partner to implement its Finance, Payroll and Asset Management solution.


Kingborough Council and the Huon Valley Council were seeking a Financial Management Information System to replace its existing systems. The project will be a key strategic direction for both Councils as they commit to providing a cost effective integration with in-house system support which has been a significant driver in seeking the replacement of products. There was also an expectation that the proposed system would demonstrate granular integration across all modules including asset based labour and plant commitments and actual costing.

Both Council’s invested significant time and energy in completing a comprehensive review of current business operations with staff prior to commencing the process. They selected the Open Office solution for its integration capabilities and advanced mobility which will provide both Councils with all of the required functionality complemented by a fully web/mobile enabled system.

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Open Office will be implementing the world class Community Finance solution powered by Microsoft Dynamics including Human Resources as well as the AssetMaster solution. Community Finance is a business solution that is quick to implement, easy to use and has the functionality to support business needs. AssetMaster is built on a single software platform and delivers the most comprehensive view of all asset types across the entire enterprise.

About the Councils

Kingborough is situated 10 km south of Hobart, the capital city of the state of Tasmania, Australia. It has one of the longest stretches of coastline in the State (336 kilometres) and covers a total area of 717 square kilometres. The popular location boasts a population of approximately 35,000 and it is one of the larger local government authorities in Tasmania.

The Huon Valley is a vibrant, semi-rural community located a comfortable 40 minute drive south of the Tasmanian capital city, Hobart. It is Australia’s southernmost municipal area of 5497 square kilometres with a population of more than 16,000 people.

About Open Office

Open Office is Australia’s leading provider of high-function, integrated, statutory and compliance management systems with over 400 clients across Australia and around the World. Founded in 1990, Open Office has extensive understanding of the needs and unique operating environments of our clients and is able to provide customers with solutions for Finance, Payroll, Human Resources, Rating and Property, Customer Service, Community Engagement, Compliance and Asset Management.

Both Councils have commenced the project implementation and plan to go live in the middle of next year.