A New Zealand company has begun seeking resellers and distributors in Australia for its time recording and management software.
Auckland-based MetriQ is in Australia canvassing potential partners. The company was part of a New Zealand delegation at Sydney's CeBIT expo last week
David Samuel, chief executive at MetriQ, said his company had developed Windows-compatible software that let businesses and other computer users monitor time spent on computer-related tasks.
"It is fully automated timing software," he said. "You do absolutely nothing to start and stop the clock. You just open and close and switch between applications and it's being monitored."
Samuel said MetriQ had on this trip to Australia already found about six smaller Australian reseller partners, including CP Moore, DV Designs, CAF Communications and Datapath, but sought more.
MetriQ's software was also being evaluated by a couple of the "Big Four" accounting firms with a view to potential deals, he said.
"They're major opportunities, which we can't name," he said. "But we're of course still looking for others."
Samuel said MetriQ had started working with Australian accounting software-maker MYOB in February 2004. MYOB was integrating MetriQ with its own application.
The Auckland developer had also begun talking to three large CAD companies as potential dealers, such as AutoDesk.
Samuel said MetriQ could help businesses save time on billable hour recording, prepare more accurate future job quotes, and help manage and monitor staff.
"We are adding more hours to the day by eliminating 30 minutes of work, in the case of manually billing hours," he said.
The application could benefit all kinds of companies, whether small or large. MetriQ had been sold to customers in Canada, the US and Australasia, but was building a reseller channel to ramp up its global chances, Samuel said.
"We've got single users, up to some we've got in government organisations that have 1000 user licences," he said.
MetriQ was Windows-based, compatible with Windows 2000 or XP and above. It could also run on Citrix, Samuel said.