Ending the year with continued success in international expansion

Major strategic initiatives, worldwide recognition and new customers sum up this year’s results

2013 was a successful year for us, as the company experienced continued revenue growth, new high profile customer wins, regional market expansion in the GCC and Australia, and continued recognition as a best in class developer of market leading Business Process Management applications.

Leading the year’s expansion efforts was the joint venture partnership entered into in March with Gulf Business Machine, IBM’s largest distributor in the Gulf Central Region. This strategic initiative brings together two of the most globally respected IBM business partners into a new entity, for delivering a new level of customer value provided by AGYS’s award winning solutions and expertise and the strong, multi practice capabilities of GBM, the leading IT solutions provider in GCC.

The venture has already resulted in significant progress for both companies with signature wins in Kuwait and Qatar and expected near term wins in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

In February this year, AGYS’s MCP (Major Capital Projects) solution received IBM’s Beacon Award within the “Best Industry Solution for Energy & Utilities” category, at the PartnerWorld Leadership Conference (PWLC) 2013. This recognition is given to the top three global solutions within each of IBM’s core industry sectors across their global partner community.

Continuing with the companies focus on innovation, 2013 also saw AGYS announce major new releases of both it’s MCP and Plenary applications. Incorporated in these releases were the new Plenary and MCP Process Live Management platforms (PLM) that promote accelerated application deployment time and a higher degree of self manageability by customers. They also include Process Live View (PLV), an innovative process tracking capability that provides real time feedback on stage performance, with automatic escalations based on client KPI’s.

New 2013 Customers & Projects started in 2013

  • Bendigo&Adelaide Bank, Australia

Bendigo Adelaide Bank selected AGYS to implement Plenary, the enterprise decision management platform for key banking processes, such as credit card authorization, mortgage discharge process and account opening, to name some. The Australian bank was looking for an open environment and to achieve better user experience and increased self-manageability, with the final aim to increase market competitiveness and integrate with internal and external systems.

  • Kuwait Airways Corporation

AGYS and Gulf Business Machine, as joint venture partners in the Middle East, were selected to implement an Integrated Human Capital Management system for managing and orchestrating all mission critical HR business processes within Kuwait Airways Corporation.

AGYS and GBM were the only to promote the IBM technologies in a solution that combines best of breed functionality of AGYS’s Plenary, IBM’s BPM and Cast Iron as a middleware, on top of SAP HCM and Zucchetti’s time and attendance systems, all implemented by AGYS.

Kuwait Airways will therefore be provided with a flexible, scalable and dynamic solution for end to end management of all their core Human Capital Decision Management activities across the organization.

GBM and AGYS each hold the distinction of being globally recognized IBM partners, with strong track records in delivering complex implementations and this, along with the value of Plenary, represented the foundation of choosing GBM and AGYS as our partners in the Humn Capital Management space”, states Abdulmunim Sami Abdulsalam, Acting Director Information Technology Department, Kuwait Airways.

  • Qatar Islamic Bank

In November, AGYS was selected from a highly competitive field of companies, to lead Qatar Islamic Bank’s Enterprise Architecture Initiative as the leading element to their enterprise wide Technology Transformation program. The perspective is for AGYS to work with QIB over the next two years, helping to consult and facilitate in the migration of the bank to it’s goal of increasing local market share and becoming the technologically most advanced bank in the GCC.  Other companies taking part in this initiative include Temenos, for the core banking system, Softgen for BRD and Deloitte as the EPMO office.

We see this project as a big opportunity and challenge given its coverage and importance for the Islamic banking in its whole, as QIB will be the first to have completed such a large scale transformation, with the final aim to introduce innovative products, improve quality of customer service and increase operational efficiency”, states Adela Wiener, CEO, AGYS.

  • AEM Timisoara, Romania

At AEM Timisoara, AGYS has begun the implementation of an integrated information system for production planning and execution that embeds four main components: Plenary – AGYS’s proprietary enterprise decision management platform, SAP ERP for Production Planning and Control, IBM Cast Iron as a middleware technology and Data Mart for integrating more than 180 existing disparate data sources.

AEM Timisoara is a worldwide manufacturer and national leader in producing a wide range of measurement devices, both for industrial and private use, from 1970.

  • Luxten Lighting Company, Romania

AGYS’s smart street lighting solution developed and implemented at Luxten is turning the existing lighting networks into completely managed intelligent networks, from both operational and business process management point of views.  The application is based on IBM BPM platform, GIS and a low voltage controller. The solution meets the capacity and safety requirements of a real-time system, able to simultaneously cover data acquisition, storage, processing, real-time monitoring and process management.