Artis Group ‘Artis Engineering Platform’ Shortlisted for 2017 Defence Industry Pacific 2017 Innovation Awards

15 September 2017

Today, Artis Group announced the national Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Azure Partner is shortlisted for the 2017 Pacific Innovation, Civil Industry National Innovation Award. The Pacific 2017 International Maritime Exposition, Innovation Awards recognise and reward local companies at the forefront of naval and Maritime innovation.

Artis Group is a long-term member of the Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation (RPDE) Program that works with Defence on complex, high-risk challenges - a unique collaboration between Defence, industry and academia, bringing together the best and brightest from across the defence industry spectrum.

Artis Group, CEO Chris Greatrex, commented on the nomination saying “Providing clients with a complete solution that includes lead and customer management, geospatial, assets, preventative maintenance, work order management, resource management, inventory, scheduling and dispatch, mobility, collaboration, billing, plus analytics means our clients can better deliver their solutions to Defence and other engineering heavy industries. We’re proud to have the ‘Artis Engineering Platform’ recognised as a Finalist in the Defence Industry Pacific 2017 Innovation Awards, and proud to be part of Australia’s Defence story.”

The “Artis Engineering Platform” is built on Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 platform, powering successful field service teams, designed and developed in response to the growing market demand for creating a constant, timely and ‘always-on’ customer experience while scaling businesses to claim more market share.

The “Artis Engineering Platform” features tighter integration between systems and optimisation of processes, sales, marketing, collaboration, fast creation of satellite offices/on-boarding contactors and managing a mobile workforce. Hosted on Azure, the cloud/SaaS solution drives innovation for the clients who need to lower their costs of sales and operations, increase their use of analytics, and utilise digital platforms.

Fifteen Australian innovators from both the defence and civil sector have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Maritime Australia Industry Innovation Awards. The winners will be announced at 11.00am on Wednesday 4 October during the Pacific 2017 International Maritime Exposition at Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC) at Darling Harbour. Pacific 2017 is organised by Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited, a not-forprofit foundation that is part of the Aerospace Maritime Defence and Security Foundation of Australia Limited.

“Innovation isn’t just about having good ideas – it’s about putting good ideas to use,” says Pacific 2017 CEO Ian Honnery. “Australians have a special relationship with the sea, and we’ve shortlisted 15 innovators from four States who have set out to be game-changers in the global markets they’re tackling. They illustrate the strengths of the companies operating in these sectors here in Australia.”

The specially created Maritime Innovation Awards Showcase in Exhibition Hall 4 is the perfect venue to present the best of Australian innovation to a global audience of maritime professionals. It is adjacent to the Innovation Theatrette which is the venue for the Pacific 2017 Innovation Pitchfest organised by the Defence Science Institute and DST Group. Pacific 2017 will be held at the Sydney International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, from 3 – 5 October.

Artis Group SA Regional Manager, Graham Rock says, “Familiar tools such as Microsoft Office, coupled with new tools like Dynamics 365 and PowerBI, have unlocked process changes and efficiencies in optimising the sales force and the field service operation.  Training requirements are minimised, and device choices are maximised, providing a flexible and consistent experience for everyone.  These tools also provide the platform for future changes including PowerApps, IoT and more SharePoint.”

Artis Group has offices is located across Australia in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra.  The Microsoft Gold Partner and Microsoft CSP (Cloud Solutions Provider) is now one of the largest Dynamics CRM Partner in South Australia having acquired Tapestry Systems in 2014. Commenting on the Dynamics/Azure Partner expanding footprint, Chris Greatrex says, “Artis Group has always been able to move with the often shifting technology landscape. Dynamics 365 and Azure are growth areas where we have a real advantage in the market today – and we don’t see that changing for quite a while!”




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