Perth-based Sentient Computing today announced it has won contracts worth more than $500,000 since it started on the KPMG Energise accelerator program.
In early October Sentient was named the overall winner of the three-month intensive program designed to promote innovation and collaboration in the energy and resources sector.
Now, boosted by increased recognition and contacts made through the Energise program, Sentient has secured eleven separate contracts with leading resources companies in Australia.
Since 2009 Sentient has specialised in developing interactive 3D virtual environments for the resources sector by leveraging leading-edge gaming technology.
The company’s point of difference is its ability to use a single 3D environment for multiple use cases including the creation of simulations, data visualisations and interactive training modules.
Companies which Sentient works with include Woodside, Fortescue Metals Group, Rio Tinto and Accenture.
Managing Director Doug Bester said the two months since winning Energise had demonstrated the need for Sentient’s services.
“Given the challenging economic environment, companies are looking for cost effective and innovative ways to improve how they go about their business.” Mr Bester said.
“Interactive technology is a valuable tool for companies and can result in significant improvements such as cost reductions, productivity improvements and increased employee engagement.”
Recently Sentient developed an interactive training module for Wesfarmers-owned CSBP to reduce training time during inductions. The result was training time reducing from three days to one.
“The opportunity for the training sector is huge – especially if you are able to quickly assess whether an employee needs additional training through the use of interactive technology rather than signing them up for a course they may not need to take.” Mr Bester said.
Sentient’s increased order book comes following a positive 2014-15 financial year in which the company marked a 23 per cent increase in revenue.
“We are looking forward to similar success for the current financial year” Mr Bester said.
Shanna Crispin, Platform Communications
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