TechnologyOne founder furthers his commitment to supporting local entrepreneurs

Adrian Di Marco, founder and Executive Chairman of Australia’s largest enterprise software provider, TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE), has recently furthered his commitment to supporting local entrepreneurs and software innovation by investing in cloud-based start-up, EvacMate.

EvacMate was born from the workplace health and safety passion of CEO and co-founder Megan Lelievre in an effort to revolutionise evacuation & lockdown procedures in emergency situations, ultimately saving lives.

The EvacMate system safeguards buildings and lives by providing an efficient technology-based emergency evacuation and lockdown system. Originally designed for application in aged care facilities, the system uses red and green LED sensor devices to indicate the clearance status of rooms. The EvacMate technology feeds information through to wardens and emergency responders on their way to the emergency, saving time and helping to effectively prioritise resources.

“Ours is the first evacuation or lockdown system in the world that leverages the benefits of cloud technology,” Ms Lelievre said.

“Our software is built with mobility in mind, whereby accessing information in high pressured situations has to be available at any time, on all devices and be incredibly easy to use.”

“Start-ups typically fail through the poor commercialisation of ideas, not through poor ideas.” Mr Di Marco said.

“EvacMate is a great idea, with real potential and I am excited to be a part of it.”

Mr Di Marco was attracted to EvacMate because it was a global problem that they were solving using the power of the Cloud.

“The global patents EvacMate were in the process of securing would position them well to capitalise on the global opportunity,” he said.

Ms Lelievre is thrilled to have Mr Di Marco on board. “His knowledge of Software as a Service, his 30 years in the industry and his sincere appetite for innovation is a game-changer for EvacMate,” she said.

About TechnologyOne

TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE) is Australia's largest enterprise software company and one of Australia's top 200 ASX-listed companies, with offices across six countries. We create solutions that transform business and make life simple for our customers. We do this by providing powerful, deeply integrated enterprise software that is incredibly easy to use. Over 1,000 leading corporations, government departments and statutory authorities are powered by our software.

We participate in only eight key markets: government, local government, financial services, education, health and community services, asset intensive industries, project intensive industries and corporates. For these markets we develop, market, sell, implement, support and run our preconfigured solutions, which reduce time, cost and risk for our customers.

For 29 years, we have been providing our customers enterprise software that evolves and adapts to new and emerging technologies, allowing them to focus on their business and not technology. Today, our software is available on the TechnologyOne Cloud and across smart mobile devices.XX December, 2016 – Australian software company TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE) today announced its results for the full year ending 30 September 2016, recording its seventeenth consecutive year of record revenues totalling $250 million (£150 million). The company’s cloud first, mobile first strategy is driving its strong continuing results.