Why the IODM (ASX:IOD) share price surged 32% higher today

This comes after the software company announced a material contract earlier.

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The IODM Ltd (ASX: IOD) share price is flying 32% higher today.

Shares in the software company are flying after announcing a material contract earlier today.

At the time of writing, the IODM share price has been sold down and is trading around 14% higher for the day at around 25.5 cents. Shares in the company were flying 32% higher earlier today after hitting an intra-day high of 29 cents per share.

Lets take a look at what IODM announced and why investors are rushing to buy shares in the company.

IODM share price surges on first Education client in UK

Earlier today, IODM announce that the company has signed its first client in the UK.

According to the announcement, the transactional contract represents more than 30% of the company's last reported full year revenue. IODM reported revenue in FY20 of approximately $0.645 million.  

The service level agreement which focuses on the education sectors is set for a term of up to 5 years. IODM noted that the signing comes via the Global Partnership agreement with Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS).

The new contract will allow WUBS to provide the IODM platform to existing and new clients in the Education sector in the UK.

According to the announcement, the total assessable market for the education sector is worth an estimated $118.6 million in revenue per annum. IODM noted that the company's target market, being WUBS existing business, has an achievable revenue market of $57.7 million per annum.

IODM's management noted that the announcement reflects the long-term positioning of the company's accounts receivable (AR) solutions. In addition, the company will continue to market its services in other sectors which includes healthcare and related industries.

More on IODM

IODM software solutions uses digital technology to optimise automation.

The company's software solutions provide an end-to-end AR process that supports customers with invoicing, query management, payment reminders and analytics. IODM's solutions are customisable, allowing for increased client productivity and timely payments while reducing costs and minimising human error.

The IODM share price has performed strongly in 2021. Including today's price action, the IODM share price is up more than 55% for the year.

Motley Fool contributor Nikhil Gangaram has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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