GImtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in Europe) announces that it recently obtained a large number of new orders in the German and Swiss ICT markets, as well as in the fast-growing Southeast Asian ICT market. The orders represent a total value of some 155 million euro.
Imtech CEO René van der Bruggen: ‘Imtech’s ICT strategic focus lies on integral ICT solutions with strong added value in the specialist ICT fields of Business Intelligence, Data Centre Technology, Managed Services and ERP software. One reason why we are able to deliver this strong added value is our close collaboration with global market leaders like IBM, Microsoft and Cisco. Germany, Switzerland and Southeast Asia each offer positive economic conditions. In these markets, our strategic focus has generated extra growth. The new orders, which primarily relate to new ICT market segments, are an excellent case in point.’
Leading partner in new, fast growing ICT market segments and ICT niches
Imtech is represented in the German ICT market by Fritz & Macziol, a full subsidiary of Imtech ICT that is one of the larger players in the German ICT market. This Imtech subsidiary, which has enjoyed strong growth in recent years, is also active in Switzerland and Southeast Asia. The primary focus of Imtech’s overall ICT strategy is on new, fast growing ICT market segments and ICT niches.
Orders in new German ICT market markets
An excellent example of the firm’s activities in new segments of the ICT market is Cloud Computing, in which shared, configurable networks, applications, servers, data storage facilities and additional IT services are offered to customers, eliminating the need for them to invest in these matters themselves. This in turn generates recurring business, in which work is carried out on a continual basis for a growing group of customers. New services like PaaS (Platform as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service) are provided to customers in this fashion.
Another example is Managed Services. To offer these services, a separate IT domain named Managed Dienstware® was set up in Germany, which is used to support customers’ business-critical software applications.
Imtech also focuses on the development of innovative functionalities like Unified Communications and Collaboration, which are utilised to promote communication within and between communities in the context of ‘New Way of Working’ and the use of social media. To ensure the security and continuity of the aforementioned services, Imtech also helps customers to set up and optimise their Data Centres and ICT infrastructure.
Recent orders in these new ICT market segments include the pharmaceutical company Merck Pharma, the German railway operator Deutsche Bahn and the food company Edeka.
The market for Business Intelligence services and products is extremely dynamic. It centres on data relating to production and process flow and the measurement of organisations’ financial performance. Imtech offers a distinctive solution: Imtech Control®, also known as STAS Control®. Over 50 new customers, including the German energy specialist RWE, have currently adopted this innovative software. Imtech also distinguishes itself by supplying NEO Mobile Suite – a range of mobile SAP applications – to new clients, like SMA Solar Technology and Viessmann.
Strong growth in financial public-sector software in Switzerland
Imtech (the business unit Infoma®) is also a leading player in the German and Swiss markets for software solutions in the area of public-sector financial services. The modular Microsoft Dynamics NAV software package ‘newsystem® kommunal’ was developed to offer an integrated, comprehensive solution for both traditional cash accounting and new public-sector accounting, reporting and budgeting. In Germany alone, this ICT application is already being used by 800 customers. The town of Baden-Baden has placed a major new order. In Switzerland, last year 60 Swiss municipalities and regional networks joined this innovative solution. On top of this, the Swiss canton of Graubünden was recently welcomed as a new customer, placing a new order of some substance. These new business relationships generate spin-offs with extra orders in the area of Document Management and Business Intelligence.
Strong growth in Southeast Asia
In Southeast Asia, Imtech recently acquired the 100% interest in F&M Asia, a subsidiary of Fritz & Macziol. F&M Asia, which has local offices in Manila and Singapore, operates in a fast-growing market. A share of its revenue is based on offshoring, in which IT-related tasks for Imtech customers in Europe are handled via a remote service. New contracts were signed with, among others, Globe Telecom and SM Shoemart.