Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) is a Not for Profit organisation owned by nearly 22,000 Australian woolgrowers. AWI invests in research, development, innovation and marketing along the global supply chain for Australian wool.

Business Challenge

As a part of a tri-annual Review of Performance, AWI identified a need to enhance its data management and reporting to ensure more consistent and reliable utilisation of data in decision making, program evaluation and general operations. Ad-hoc reporting, poor data quality, unreliable data sources and limited knowledge retention was limiting AWI’s ability to effectively pursue its Mission Statement – to increase the sustainability of the Australian wool industry.


CMC was engaged to facilitate an independent, pragmatic and auditable Evaluation Process to determine the best vendor and solution to meet AWI’s diverse Data Management and Reporting requirements.

CMC’s Evaluation Methodology was used to document the Business Scenarios and Request for Proposal. AWI then decided on a shortlist of Vendors to progress to the presentation stage. A preferred Vendor was selected following reference checking and due diligence. AWI proceeded to a Proof of Concept and then the implementation.

CMC have proven evaluation methodologies, which we find easy to follow. CMC's executive level support and detailed guidance around software and vendor evaluation resulted in a great outcome for our business

Tracy Marshall - Chief Financial OfficerAustralian Wool