Supplying A Building Society
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Colmac, a small Toowomba-based IT dealer, has been selected to supply computers and support services to one of Australia’s biggest building societies.

In a competitive tender, Colmac beat several large multinational vendors to secure the $403,000 contract. Over the next seven weeks, the local reseller will supply Heritage Building Society with 260 Optima desktop computers as part of its regular system refresh.

Colmac will also provide the building society with full installation services, setting-up its cashiering system and training the help desk in diagnostic skills. It will be responsible for maintaining all current passbook printers and removing old equipment from the society’s various branches.

“Colmac consists of a team of seven, so to win this type of deal against such well-known vendors with extensive resources and broad national scope, is quite an achievement,” said Greg McKeon, Managing Director, Colmac.

The hardware used for the rollout will be supplied by leading Australian computer manufacturer Optima, which will customise the computers with additional communications cards and a platform image supplied by Heritage Building Society.

“As a local dealer, it’s important for us to have the support of Australian computer vendors like Optima,” said McKeon. “We’ve been an Optima business partner for the last 14 years and their support on this deal has enabled us to strike a further blow against the global competition.”

Colmac was also recently named Optima’s Most Improved Business Partner of the Year, having achieved considerable growth in sales and service delivery over the past financial year.