The history of Open Windows

Founded in 1994, Open Windows was one of the first software vendors in the world to bring a Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) software to market. The original system was built by founding Director Shane McInnes when he was in high school, to automate contractor payments in his father’s commercial construction management business.

Shane and Adam McInnes adapted the product to address a need for a contract and tender reporting system during the Victorian Government Compulsory Competitive Tendering Kennett era. The brothers sold this system to 70% of Victorian Local Government and went on to be recognised by Microsoft as Innovation Partner of the Year in 2010.

In 2013 Open Windows extended their service offering to include Identity and Access Management which quickly grew to become a leading IAM implementation provider with Australia’s largest pool of Identity consultants.

The rapid growth of the company led to Open Windows segmenting into two separate businesses in 2015; Open Windows Software and Open Windows Identity.

Open Windows Software’s continual innovation now helps procurement managers manage much more than just contract management, ‘Modular Procurement’ offers Procurement Managers nine functional modules to manage every stage of the contract lifecycle from tenders and sourcing to contract management and supplier performance to workflow automation and project management.

Open Windows IDENTITY and partner Dell Software, are set to launch Dell One Identity as a Service in 2016, enabling comprehensive Identity and Access Management solutions via the cloud to deliver rapid deployments and faster ROI than traditional IAM deployments.