Cloud start-up strikes SaaS deal with NZ Post
- 05 July, 2017 09:34
Alan Court (New Zealand Post)
Cloud start-up PrimeQ has won a major contract with New Zealand Post, designed to improve parcel and mail monitoring and deliveries.
Terms of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deal will see the Adelaide-headquartered business support New Zealand Post to deliver over 560 million items each year by automating its transportation and warehousing requirements through the cloud.
Specifically, PrimeQ will install, deliver and support cloud-based transport management system (TMS) and warehouse management system (WMS) software from Oracle.
“New Zealand Post will be able to monitor deliveries in real time, creating a better customer experience via the cloud,” PrimeQ CEO Andrew McAdams said.
“PrimeQ’s installation of a state-of-the-art TMS will use the power of data to track the transportation of letters and parcels at every step of their journey and improve planning of bulk pick-ups and deliveries.
“PrimeQ is also consolidating and upgrading New Zealand Post’s WMS to better service e-commerce businesses seeking to outsource their warehousing and deliveries.”
Design work on New Zealand Post’s new TMS and WMS is now complete, with final configuration and pilot testing due to commence in the coming weeks.
“Our work with PrimeQ will contribute to improved parcel and mail deliveries across the country,” New Zealand Post general manager of transport and logistics Alan Court added.
“It will also support the growth of New Zealand Post’s third-party logistics business, using the benefits of the cloud.”
McAdams said PrimeQ would support New Zealand Post to become the first organisation in New Zealand to transfer a WMS into the cloud.
“This is a major win for PrimeQ off the back of our rapid expansion in New Zealand and will create significant benefits for New Zealand Post,” he said.
“By replacing New Zealand Post’s legacy system with cloud-based Oracle solutions, PrimeQ can offer lower capital costs and rapid implementation times while creating greater delivery efficiencies. We will go live within six months, compared with 12 to 18 months for an on-premise system.
“Oracle has established a three-year SaaS subscription with New Zealand Post that includes technical support.”
According to McAdams, the deployment has helped PrimeQ position itself as the only business in New Zealand and Australia capable of delivering such a project.
“We have invested heavily to create a dedicated logistics practice within PrimeQ and employ the most experienced Oracle logistics professionals in this part of the world,” he said.
“No other software provider can match the deep industry and product knowledge of our team. Oracle Transportation Management is best in its class and can run a fixed schedule line-haul network in line with New Zealand Post’s needs.
“LogFire, Oracle’s WMS product, gives New Zealand Post an efficient and automated third party logistics platform with future potential to integrate across the entire supply chain.”
Specialising in Oracle cloud business solutions and services, PrimeQ has offices in Auckland, Wellington, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.