news Australian enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) provider TechOne has inked a deal to provide Student Management solution to TAFE Queensland, the vocational education and training organisation.
The deal will see TAFE Queensland deploy TechOne’s OneEducation solution, which is built “specifically for vocational and tertiary institutions”, the software provider said in a statement.
The deal, worth around $40 million over the 10 years of the contract, continues an existing partnership between the two organisations, with TAFE Queensland already running a suite of TechOne enterprise software.
TechOne’s solution will now be used to “underpin the organisation”, it said.
Claiming its software is used by two thirds of all Australian tertiary institutes, TechOne quoted Jodi Schmidt, TAFE Queensland CEO, as saying the SaaS provider’s “extensive footprint” in the vocational and tertiary sector was a “key deciding factor”.
“We wanted to partner with a vendor that understood the unique needs of our organisation and the industry,” said Schmidt. “Having an Australian software vendor means we can be confident that they will stay on top of local legislative changes.”
“Working with TechnologyOne enables our organisation to drive efficiencies via integrated and automated back office processes,” she said. “We will also be able to provide self-service access to the software from all smart mobile devices.”
An advantage of the TechOne solution, according to the CEO, is that the software accessed by students will be the same as used by TAFE’s back office staff, which “removes the need to re-key data into multiple systems”.
TechOne’s Executive Chairman, Adrian Di Marco, commented: “We are excited to support TAFE Queensland’s goal to become the premier further education and training provider in Australia.”
“Our deep understanding and engagement with the education sector means we can deliver integrated, preconfigured solutions that provide proven business processes, streamline implementation and reduce associated time, cost and risk,” Di Marco said.