25 September 2013
Leading New Zealand automotive industry software company TSI Group, has again headed off global competition to secure a significant deal for multiple fleet management installations, throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
The client is a Copenhagen based multi-national that specializes in fleet management and parts supply in war zones. It counts the United Nations, the US Army and the Afghanistan Police force among its many fleet clients.
It also operates its own global automotive and military parts sourcing operation based in Dubai and Florida, and is additionally in the process of entering the Australian market place, initially supporting the construction of the Queensland LNG pipeline from Gladstone to the coast.
Each fleet, and/or parts operation, will run on individual copies of TSI's Orion dealer management system, with customized development underway to handle many currencies and internal transactions in use.
Auckland-based TSI group sales director Paul Wilkinson says that the initial set of implementation which will occur over about seven months – will see something like 15 Orion installations, and 200 users in seven countries added to TSI's portfolio.
"This will bring to 22 the number of countries where our entirely Kiwi-developed software is in use." says Wilkinson.
Image left: The 2500 Humvees donated to the Afghan Police force by the US military will be part of the fleet being managed using Orion software.
"A significant advancement that has come out of this project is the development of a parts 'Request for Quote' module. This takes the initial client request, allows sourcing, comparison and selection of parts quotes from multiple suppliers – taking into account issues such as price and availability – then outputs sales quotes to the end client.
"This sophisticated ordering mechanism streamlines purchasing from multiple suppliers and will be available to the rest of our Orion clients as an option in 2014," says Wilkinson.
The latest deal comes hard on the heels of another significant sale by TSI into Asia.