There’s a unique strength that derives from combining the warp and the weft. It’s that strength that Indigenous software company LOGiT Australia is seeking with its newly released weavr solution, designed to support organisations as they to manage, track and report on their Reconciliation Action Plans.
More than 1,100 organisations, including Microsoft, now have Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) in place, designed to help close the gap for Indigenous Australians, through actions such as providing employment opportunities and buying goods and services from Indigenous businesses.
Recognising the challenges that organisations face in keeping track of the initiatives they are undertaking through their RAP, LOGiT developed weavr with support from the Advance Queensland Deadly Innovation fund,CSIRO and MEGT. Users can log their RAP activities, monitor progress, develop reports and connect to other organisations.
KPMG, NBL, Canstruct International and Reconciliation WA are among the first users of weavr, which has been developed using Microsoft Azure, SQL Analytics, and Power BI. LOGiT is also partnering directly with Reconciliation WA to encourage the adoption of its platform by Western Australia based organisations.
Available through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, weavr provides users with tools and resources that align to RAP commitments, that make reporting simpler. It also creates a single source of information about progress with reconciliation with an easy-to-use dashboard providing at a glance understanding of where an organisation is up to on its reconciliation journey.
Weavr also provides access to a portal building connections with Indigenous suppliers, cultural facilitators and employment service providers while the weavr community forum also allows RAP organisations to share ideas and encourages collaboration.
Think of it as the warp and the weft coming together to build strength.
Indigenous communities have used weaving for tens of thousands of years to manufacture goods, to create art, and to share stories. LOGiT Managing Director and proud Biripi man, Kieran Shirey, explains that the name weavr was selected very deliberately. “When you bring two fibres together and mould them together, they form a stronger bond. What we’re talking about here is reconciliation.
It’s a richly designed fabric that will support RAP organisations with their important work to help close the gap.