From almost two thousand applicants, Westpac recently identified 200 hundred outstanding Australian businesses that have the drive to boost the nation’s future as we transition to a services and knowledge-based economy. Within this impressive cohort twenty high potential businesses were recognised, and one of them is Singleton-based Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, Damstra Technology. A tailored mentoring program, going on global study tour in the USA and China as well as a $100,000 professional services package, are some of the benefits of being named in the ‘Top 20 Businesses of Tomorrow’.
Proud of their local roots, Damstra has managed to develop a unique web-based Total Workforce Management System (TWMS) to the point where they are “dealing with 80 000 people a day over 900 sites across Australia and New Zealand”. Owner and CEO, Christian Damstra, says most people don’t realise we are a big organisation due to our country location. “This is our head office, this is where all the work gets done – we don’t outsource any of our development,” he explains. “Although we have grown rapidly, over 30 per cent in the last twelve months, Singleton is always going to be a valuable area for our business.” However, Damstra’s new status is certainly going to help the “technology company” expand into new international markets. “This recognition will really get our brand out there, and it shows a company the size of Westpac believes in us.”