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DTA upgrades services with new data management software

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The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has just purchased the data management software Records365, modernising and streamlining its services for the public. 

Australian company RecordPoint’s Records365 will enable the DTA to implement automated, in‑place data management across critical systems.

Minister for Finance Simon Birmingham said the pandemic changed the way Australians interacted with government services. Due to this, the steps taken by the DTA to update their platforms are highly welcomed. 

“By modernising the way in which government services data is managed and recorded, more efficient and timely services can be provided for Australians,” Minister Birmingham said. 

“RecordPoint has helped to deliver a records management solution for DTA that has been designed specifically for records managers, creators and information users within government.” 

Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business Stuart Robert also welcomed the DTA’s choice to engage RecordPoint, an Australian SME, to help streamline their business activities.  

“This local company has worked to modernise its solution by adopting machine learning, full-text extraction and natural language processing to automate the process of records management, from creation to disposal,” Minister Robert said. 

RecordPoint’s Records365 can apply records control to content no matter where it is stored, giving the DTA tremendous benefits on how they keep their records. 

Minister Birmingham said the DTA utilising Records365 is a reassurance to the parliament and the public that their data is kept and managed appropriately, providing greater transparency and accountability. 

The upgrade is part of the Government’s Digital Records Transformation Initiative, a project under the APS Modernisation Fund. The Initiative is led by the Department of Finance to improve the productivity of the public sector through smart digital records management. 

RecordPoint’s Chief Operating Officer Anthony Woodward noted the landscape for records management products had shifted greatly since the government signalled its intent to modernise the sector through the Initiative. 

“We have seen accelerating demand for intuitive, user-focused solutions. This opportunity allows our Melbourne-based AI engineering team to innovate alongside DTA, a leader in the federal government sector, and puts us at the forefront of the global records and content management industry,” COO Woodward said. 

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