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Objective showcases customer excellence with its annual Innovation Awards


Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) a leader in public sector content, collaboration and process management solutions, last night showcased customer excellence at its annual Innovation Awards. Celebrating those that have embraced the spirit of innovation, the Awards recognise the achievements of customers that have transformed operations and achieved success across four key categories: Information Governance; Process Governance; Collaboration and the Microsoft Award for Excellence.

Tony Walls, CEO of Objective Corporation, presented the winning customers with their awards at last night’s exclusive Gala Dinner on the Gold Coast, as part of Collaborate 2017.

“The Innovation Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of our customers who are leveraging Objective solutions in new and innovative ways to drive significant business improvements. It’s exciting to see how our customers are harnessing the power of information to shape their digital transformation journeys,” said Walls.

The following customers were announced as the winners of the 2017 Objective Innovation Awards:

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (WA) won the Information Governance Award thanks to their Digitisation Project – Crown Land. The team leveraged Objective ECM to digitise over 200,000 Crown Land information artefacts dating back to 1833 and automated all correspondence relating to 5,000 annual Crown Land Actions. The project reduced the average time from ‘request to outcome’ by three months and expected savings over five years are estimated to be $13 million.

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) won the Collaboration Award for their implementation of GDS21 and Ezescan integration with Objective. Already using Objective ECM, they built automated management for creating and closing Objective Connect workspaces with workflow from Objective ECM. Workflow now actively searches for incoming documents and subfolders in Objective Connect, applies mandatory metadata and assigns privileges to manage workspace folders within Objective ECM. Governance for all information assets is assured, with FOI (Freedom of Information) determinations and associated documents now accessed more efficiently, within 15 minutes of notification.

In recognition of the partnership between Objective and Microsoft, Andrew Lowson, Microsoft’s Next Gen ISV & Advanced Workloads Lead for QLD, presented the Department of Communities WA with the Microsoft Award for Excellence. This award recognised the Department’s Objective ECM Upgrade project and implementation of Objective ECM for browser, workflow, Applink and Objective Connect. Machinery of Government changes led to the newly formed Department requiring a central mechanism to manage Ministerial correspondence across four divisions. An Objective ECM 10.3 upgrade project commenced (across 12 environments) with high availability, standardised Ministerial workflow for all agencies, browser functionality for new users as well as an upgrade to Microsoft Server 2016 and Microsoft SQL 2016. Objective Connect with workgroups was also established. The project has centralised the way correspondence is managed and processed, delivering greater efficiency across the entire Department.

The Process Governance Award was presented to Barwon Water for their web portal integration to manage inspection services with Objective ECM and Objective Connect. With an estimated 4000 bookings and 1500 installation inspections within 12 months, if done manually it was estimated that one full time resource was needed. Using the key functions of Objective ECM (Inform, Perform, Webtalk) combined with Objective Connect, Barwon Water instead created a web portal environment to digitise the booking process, ensuring all information is synced back into Objective ECM.

With such a high calibre of nominations, three Certificates of Merit were awarded as an acknowledgement of the success these customers have achieved:

“The Awards highlight the fantastic achievements of our customers and we are proud to share in their success and help deliver excellence in innovation.”




Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) creates information and process governance solutions that are effortless to use and enable organisations to advance their own digital transformation. Designed for regulated industries, these solutions turn the imperative of compliance, accountability and governance into an opportunity to streamline business processes and deliver the innovative services that customers expect.

With a heritage in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Objective’s expanded solutions extend governance across the spectrum of the modern workplace; underpinning information, processes and collaborative work-spaces.


Winner of the Information Governance Award; Dept. of Planning Lands and Heritage, Western Austraila.


Winner of the Collaboration Award; Primary Industries and Regions, South Australia.


Winner of the Microsoft Award for Excellence; Department of Communities, Western Australia.



Winner of the Process Governance Award; Barwon Water. 


JP Nicou
Chief Marketing Officer

Objective Corporation
Phone: +61 2 9955 2288