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Descisys signs global alliance deal with IBM


New Zealand software company Descisys signs global alliance deal with IBM

World’s largest IT company to help Auckland-based business intelligence

software developer take its products to global market

Auckland, New Zealand (April 29): In a first for a New Zealand company,

Auckland-based business intelligence software company Descisys has become a

global strategic alliance partner of the world’s largest information

technology company, IBM.

IBM will work with Descisys to market and sell the company’s range of

business intelligence software products as part of IBM's commitment to take

global best of breed technology to customers worldwide.

Descisys Managing Director, Vilosh Brito, said the deal is extremely

significant for his company and the New Zealand software industry as a

whole.

“IBM’s global strategic alliance partners number only 80 and Descisys now

finds itself in the company of the best IT companies in the world,” said Mr

Brito. “This strategic alliance is only the fourth to be signed with an

Australasian company and this deal clearly demonstrates that New Zealand

technology is up there with the world’s best.”

Identified by the New Zealand government as one of 300 high growth

potential companies, Descisys has developed world class applications for

improving corporate performance for commercial and government organizations

based on IBM Websphere and DB2 database technology.

IBM New Zealand Managing Director, Nick Lambert, said “The global strategic

alliance is a significant endorsement of Descisys from IBM and I am

delighted to be able to take innovative New Zealand technology to the world

in this way. IBM has worked closely with Descisys as a business partner

under our software developer programme and the results have been so

positive that the next stage in growing the relationship has been the

alliance.”

“Our products deal with perhaps the key issue facing many corporations and

government departments today,” says Mr Vilosh Brito. “They have many

systems to operate their business but they are still looking for solutions

that help them manage it effectively.” With a blue chip client list

including Carter Holt Harvey in New Zealand, the Australian Department of

Financial Affairs and in the United Kingdom, Her Majesty’s Treasury and a

large financial institution, Vilosh is clear about the company’s key to

success.

“Compared to our competitors, we have the only integrated business

performance management system in the world today. There are many others

that address similar areas to those covered by our products but nothing

offering the integrated management system like the Descisys products and

all developed here in New Zealand,” said Vilosh.

Descisys is now preparing to open offices in both Europe and the US, to

take further advantage of the growing need for their much sought after

business management solutions.

About Descisys

Established in May 1992, Descisys employs 60 people and has offices in

Auckland, Wellington, Sydney and London. The company has enjoyed 10 years

of consistent growth and profitability, having broken even in its first

year and been profitable ever since. Descisys has over 50 customers

worldwide, including high profile organizations in the UK, Australia and

New Zealand.


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