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08 August, 2017

A report on theregister.co.uk website outlines a dispute between Brisbane City Council and TechnologyOne about who is responsible for an apparently delayed delivery. Both sides have issued legal documents and are reported to be claiming around Aud$50 million from each other.

The Register report is here. 

The Courier Mail reports that :

BRISBANE City Council has terminated a trouble-plagued IT contract with an Australian software giant in a move that has been branded a “cowardly” attempt to hide details of the bungle.

In the middle of the bus driver strike this afternoon, council released a statement saying it had terminated the contract with Brisbane-based TechnologyOne because of breaches.

“Council will be seeking damages and, in accordance with the contract, has advised TechnologyOne that the matter will now be referred to arbitration for determination,” the statement said.

Council are seeking $50 million in damages.

“After initially promising the product would be operational by March 2017, TechnologyOne has requested several extensions for the Go Live date with the most recent advice that it won’t occur until January 2019.”

TechnologyOne disputes this, claiming council requested a “go live” date later than March 2017.

Full story is here