In Australia & New Zealand - Akari Software is growing

18 October, 2017

Akari Software has announced a 3 year contract to provide curriculum management software to Sydney University. 

The news was announced in Sydney, Australia during the President of Ireland's state visit.

On Tuesday 17th October, President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, spoke at the Enterprise Ireland business lunch in Sydney Opera House. The event was part of Enterprise Ireland's trade mission.  This coincided with the President’s State visit to Australia. 

People look at trade figures, economic figures and indicators, as dead figures on the page but success in business is achieved in trust, authenticity in the deal and actual ability to execute - President Higgins said.

 Eoghan O'Leary (CEO) said Akari was delighted to be chosed by the University of Sydney to be its curriculum management partner.

Eoghan O’Leary said Akari had

  • signed contracts worth €5 million over the last year to supply software to five universities in Australia and one in New Zealand  
  • launched a user group this week connecting all six universities on its software that manages curriculums.

“It means Australia is now our single largest source of income.  Australia is bigger than the Irish market by a factor of five or six in terms of turnover,” 

6 universities in Australia & New Zealand are using Akari : 

The contract with The University of Sydney signing was witnessed by Irish Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD. She congratulated Akari: 

The global success … Akari Software has achieved is outstanding.

World-class Irish companies are hugely important for our economy ... The focus of my Department through our agencies, and trade missions is to support more companies … to achieve international success. I warmly congratulate them on their success.

Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland CEO said

Akari Software have announced significant milestones today, underpinning their position as a leading global company. 

Supporting innovative Irish companies to achieve this international success and market diversification, Enterprise Ireland have set ambitious targets to double Irish exports to Australia by 2020.

The Irish Times report (by Simon Carswell) on the event in Sydney is here .