Global leader: Gary Langford, CEO
Core activity: IT software solution and services, systems integration
Revenue: Not disclosed
Key customers: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, The Earthquake Commission of New Zealand, Inland Revenue Department, Auckland City Council, Waitakere City Council; Land Information New Zealand
Eagle Technology recently formed a strategic partnership with SAP implementation specialists Enprise.
"We have taken over pre-sales consulting and implementation of Enprise's SAP division and bulked up our SAP BusinessOne consulting team," says CEO Gary Langford.
The company, owned by Coralie Eagle, has four divisions: The GIS team; North and South divisions of traditional IT support and facilities management; and a business applications team for implementation of SAP and business intelligence products (SAP's recent purchase of Business Objects was fortuitous for Eagle, which has staff experienced in both brands).
Eagle Technology is also a specialist provider of graphic information systems (GIS). Significant GIS-related customer projects over the past 12 months include work with IBM to complete a GIS component of claim systems for the ECQ, working with the Auckland City Council, and development of a GIS-based opossum tracking system for the Animal Health Board.
Growth of around 20 per cent is projected over the next 12 months and Langford says growth areas include IT storage. Eagle Technology is working with the Waitakere City Council to digitise all Council paper records.
"There are big stories around storage — no-one seems to throw anything away and IT storage growth needs increase by more than 50 per cent per year. At the same time, [research shows] something like 80 per cent of records not accessed in the last month will never be accessed again," says Langford.
He says next year is the "story of productivity", with IT a major component for unlocking growth through productivity for individual companies.
"We have tools in ERP, GIS, SAP and traditional IT areas to provide the platform for productivity and more importantly enablement," says Langford. Like many IT providers, Langford says staff attraction and retention is "one of the banes of our industry at the moment and if anything holds back the growth of the industry, it's that."
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