Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham
Minister for Finance
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator for South Australia
The Hon Stuart Robert MP
Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business
Date: Friday, 25 June 2021
The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) will modernise and streamline their services following the purchase of the software Records365 from Australian company RecordPoint.
The upgrade comes as part of the Morrison Government’s Digital Records Transformation Initiative, led by the Department of Finance, to improve the productivity of the public sector through smart digital records management.
Minister for Finance Simon Birmingham said the pandemic had changed the way Australians interacted with government services and welcomed the steps taken by the DTA to update their platforms.
“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.
“Australian company, 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.
“The parliament and the public should have confidence that data is kept and managed appropriately through procurement of this software which will provide greater transparency and accountability.”
Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, Stuart Robert welcomed the DTA’s choice to engage RecordPoint, an Australian SME, to help streamline the Agency’s 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.
“It can apply records control to content no matter where it is stored – in network drives, email and bespoke systems.
“This offers tremendous benefits to the way DTA keeps records, not only in terms of productivity but also to assist with greater transparency.”
The Digital Records Transformation Initiative was a project under the APS Modernisation Fund.
Chief Operating Officer for RecordPoint, 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.”
RecordPoint’s solution, Records365, will enable the agency to implement automated, in‑place data management across critical systems.’