Tuesday 16 December 2014

Baseplan GO Live in Retracom Group of Companies for 2015

Baseplan Enterprise software will GO Live in our contracting business at the start of the New Year. The system has already been successfully implemented across our Hire and Portable building business units. Baseplan is an Australian based ‘whole of business’ software solution considered ‘best of breed’ in the Hire sector. Already we are starting to see the benefits of a streamlined back office allowing us to concentrate on service delivery using functionality that better accommodates customer requirements. Baseplan has developed a project management module specifically to suit our Contracting business and this promises a step change in the cost control and operational visibility. Clients and suppliers alike will notice some minor stationery changes from the new system disciplines but overall the transition to Baseplan has been relatively seamless to date. The project scope also included a shift from an on-premise to remote hosted IT infrastructure. It is envisaged that the investment in Baseplan and cloud computing will enable an enhanced service offering and an improved customer interface into 2015 and beyond.

Friday 12 December 2014


“Retracom Hire has been successful in securing the contract to supply the temporary site accommodation for the redevelopment of the Grand Central Shopping Centre in Toowoomba.  With Principal Contractor Probuild Constructions (QLD) Pty Ltd having commenced preliminary civil works on site Retracom will be mobilising a satellite compound prior to Christmas.  The main compound will follow early in the New Year when contractor numbers will grow to approximately 500. With the project expected to run for two years Toowoomba are already looking forward to the opening of the second largest shopping centre in Queensland, with only Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast larger.  “Securing projects of this magnitude is further evidence that Retracom can deliver complete solutions for temporary site accommodation to the Construction industry” said Retracom Buildings Sales Manager Graeme Partland, “Retracom Hire takes the time to understand what the client’s requirements are and work with the client to deliver the best possible solution to ensure the smooth operation of the project.”

Merry Christmas