Sage Technology highlighted the innovations of its Latrobe Valley workforce to major industrial companies from across Australia at its annual conference in Sydney recently.

The Morwell-based software company showcased the latest developments for its world-leading products to representatives from AGL, Woodside, BAE Systems, Origin, Roy Hill Holdings, Watersure, Orora, IXOM and more, at the event.

Attendees were a mix of existing and prospective Sage Technology customers, who enjoyed two days of learning about the company’s electronic safe work systems.

Sage Technology is one of the Latrobe Valley’s great success stories – and proof local businesses can evolve and thrive in a transitioning economy.

Its contribution to the Latrobe Valley over the last 26 years was recognised at this year’s Gippsland Business Awards, where it was inducted into the hall of fame.

According to Sage Technology managing director Lynda Bertoli, the opportunities ahead for the company are exciting.

“We are on the cusp of signing on several major new businesses to use our electronic permit to work systems, and we’ve had excellent market response to our new cloud-based safe work system which is aimed at small and medium sized organisations,” Ms Bertoli said.

“This is great news not only for Sage Technology, but for the wider Latrobe Valley and Gippsland region as well.

“With a software business you can be based anywhere, and the Latrobe Valley is where we want to be. We have some of the world’s best software designers and developers right here in Gippsland and we are thrilled to provide them with the opportunity to remain here, rather than move to a city for work.”

Ms Bertoli said Sage Technology provided some of the nation’s biggest companies and work sites with safe work solutions that not only improved safety, but also saved hundreds of hours that would normally be spent on paper based, manual processes.

“Our software systems make permit to work, job safety analysis (JSA), and isolation lists available on laptops, tablets and desktop computers,” Ms Bertoli said.

“Sage Technology is making workplaces safer whenever companies use our systems. It’s a wonderful feeling to know you are contributing to the safety of thousands of people working in hazardous environments.”

Established in 1990, Sage Technology now employs 20 people and specialises in developing and providing electronic permit to work software systems for companies across Australia and the Asia Pacific region where managing hazards and risks are a priority.

Photo caption: Permit to work specialists from major industrial companies across Australia gathered in Sydney for Sage Technology’s annual conference recently.