Friday, May 28, 2010
IFS & INSIRIO launch partnership in Italy
IFS has entered into a partnership agreement with the Italian systems integrator Insirio S.p.A. Insirio offers IT solutions and services for medium-sized and large companies as well as for the public sector. Insirio has a total of 250 employees in its three offices in Milan, Rome and Messina. For IFS, the decisive reasons for entering into the partnership were Insirio’s good reputation and industry focus in the Italian market. The partnership targets the oil & gas and engineering & construction industries and takes effect immediately.
Insirio is an established systems integrator with an excellent reputation in Italy. The company has more than 30 years of experience in the IT services sector. To provide customers with a maximum of added value the company uses proven IT environments and collaborates with market leaders.
Insirio’s size, geographical distribution and organizational structure combined with its industry-specific technology and business competencies make it an ideal partner for IFS. Insirio has deep knowledge of, and outstanding expertise in, industries where projects account for a large portion of the overall business. Insirio is an Oracle Partner for the project and portfolio management solution Primavera, for example.
Wilfried Gschneidinger, Managing Director IFS Central Europe, explained the new partnership as follows, “Insirio provides us with a broad variety of perspectives and attractive potential in our target markets because the company has established an excellent network within the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) environment, one of our target industries. Insirio also has profound know-how about enterprises that are highly project-oriented—another perfect match for our business strategies.”
Graziano Corazza, Managing Director at Insirio, said, “We are looking forward to successful cooperation with IFS. The industry-specific solutions of IFS fit perfectly into our portfolio. We see particularly good market opportunities in the project-oriented sector, which we now can jointly exploit. In this promising partnership we expect major benefits from the global reach of IFS and its products.”
Insirio’s portfolio includes global services in the integration of new applications into existing IT infrastructures. It focuses on enterprise application integration, data warehousing, business intelligence, content management & collaboration systems (Web 2.0), project portfolio management, mobile, RFID and sensor networks, open source/SOA, grid & cloud computing, and infrastructure operation and maintenance. Within the area of IT infrastructure management, Insirio offers architectural design, systems consulting as well as installation and management of server infrastructures.
IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. IFS focuses on agile businesses where any of four core processes are strategic: Service & asset management, manufacturing, supply chain and projects. The company has 2,000 customers and is present in more than 50 countries with 2,700 employees in total. Net revenue in 2009 was SKr 2.6 billion.