WA Water Corporation appoints Sky Technologies Consulting for Scoping & Planning Phase of Their Mobile Computing Application (MCA) and Mobile Computing Platform

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Sky Technologies Consulting to take on one of the largest SAP mobility projects of 2009 in Australia.

The Water Corp sought to replace their existing bespoke application with a single mobile computing platform, which will give the organization the ability to mobilize other parts of their business. The software is designed to allow Water Corp to develop and deploy their own mobile solutions in the future

After a detailed and thorough RFB process, the Water Corporation of Western Australia (Water Corp) has appointed Melbourne based Sky Technologies Consulting (STC) to deliver the initial scoping and planning phase for their MCP project.

Despite strong competition, STC were selected as the preferred vendor for what is believed to be one of the largest SAP mobility projects in Australia in 2009.

The initial 3 month project is to plan, design and blueprint a next generation Mobile Work Management Solution for use by the field engineering teams, who are responsible for the providing maintenance services for the world's largest geographically dispersed water utility.

The application will enable the provisioning of maintenance orders as well as the collection of field data to be integrated into Water Corp's SAP plant maintenance system. The solution will be deployed to over 700 field workers across Western Australia.

"The deployment of this solution will be delivered on our world leading mobility platform, SkyMobile. This will replace the existing bespoke solution which has been in operation for the past 4 years at Water Corporation. Whilst the intention is to replace the existing functionality, it will include additional value added enhancements. SkyMobile will deliver the mobility platform around which Water Corporation can deliver their current and future mobility needs" commented Troy O'Connor, CEO, Sky Technologies.

"The Water Corp sought to replace their existing bespoke application with a single mobile computing platform, which will give the organization the ability to mobilize other parts of their business. The software is designed to allow Water Corp to develop and deploy their own mobile solutions in the future," he added.

STC's appointment as the WA Water Corporation's specialist mobility partner is in line with the recognition by leading Asia Pacific corporations that Sky Technologies Consulting has the required in-depth understanding in the deployment of mobility solutions across the SAP landscape.

"Sky Technologies have been delivering mobility and integration solutions to the SAP market since 1998 and has the experience and understanding of the complexities involved in extending SAP business processes into the field" added Gary McHugh, GM, Sky Technologies Consulting.

Sky Technologies Consulting will align to the strong partnership model that WA Water Corporation has built with other strategic vendors such as CSC Australia Pty Ltd and SAP to ensure the successful deployment of this solution.

About Sky Technologies Consulting:
Sky Technologies Consulting is the sole distributor of Sky Technologies software products for Australia and New Zealand and continues to deliver the high quality, value added client services that have become synonymous with Sky projects.

About WA Water Corporation:
WA Water Corporation provides world-class water and wastewater services to thousands of households, businesses and farms in towns and communities spread over 2.5 million square kilometers. They also maintain drainage and irrigation services for both residential and commercial properties.

While Water Corporation aim to best meet their customers' needs for now, they are also managing their assets and planning for Western Australia's water future. Their Security through Diversity approach to future water needs involves building and managing a portfolio of water supply and demand programs while balancing environmental, social and economic outcomes.

Contact:    
Sky Technologies Consulting
Gary McHugh, General Manager
gary.mchugh (at) skytechconsulting (dot) com.au

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