App/tech business of the week – CIRRENA IVS

26/09/2014 - 14:27

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Online technology allowing organisations to organise secret ballots.

CIRRENA IVS  

What is it?

Online technology allowing organisations to organise secret ballots.

For example, a company can have their staff answer a quick YES/NO in response to a secure enterprise agreement vote without the need for printing, distributing voting papers, counting results or scrutineers.

Developed in 2010 by founder Greg Mitchell (see picture) in response to a client wanting a secure online system suitable for Enterprise Agreement voting for Goldfields Australia.

Once Cirrena IVS has set this up for an organisation, users can vote online, by telephone or by SMS. More information: www.cirrenaivs.com 

Approximately $100,000 has been invested so far.

The business has focussed on the resources sector, but is now looking to expand into other sectors such as banking, retail, airline, automotive and health. 

Over 40,000 enterprise agreements need voting on every year in Australia. In addition, over 20 universities require multiple votes each year, plus listed companies and not for profits elect board members annually. 

“Initially we built an online system to help a specific client with a problem,” Greg Mitchell told Business News.

“When the phone kept ringing we recognised the potential for the product and service.” 

 

 

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