Local IBM software and services provider Certus Solutions is expanding into Australia to take advantage of mid-market opportunities in software and services delivery.
Managing director Brian Allen says in a statement the company has experienced strong revenue growth over the last two years, servicing an increasing demand for IBM offerings in the local enterprise space.
The company grew revenues by over 46 percent last year, and it expects to grow in excess of 30 percent this year, Allen says.
“Recent changes in the IBM model for software and services delivery have seen stronger emphasis on partners, creating new opportunities for us in the mid-tier market, both in New Zealand and Australia,” he says. “We will be identifying IBM customers who wish to extract the best value from their solution framework, but lack an experience and knowledgeable services partner to guide them.”
Certus has opened an office in Melbourne and will offer enterprise asset management, content management and underlying infrastructure technology expertise to companies across a range of different business sectors.
IBM A/NZ mid-market and channel marketing manager Ginger Kidd says Certus’ expansion into the Australian market will provide IBM customers with more choice when it comes to selecting expert service partners.
“Certus provides implementation services for complex enterprise software projects, with a strong track record in IBM Maximo asset management solutions.”
In 2008 Certus merged its operations with UtilityAP creating New Zealand’s largest specialist IBM software and service partner, with over 50 staff located around the country. The company was founded in 1999.