Supply chain management firm Iptor Supply Chain Systems has agreed a deal with IBM to provide a range of cloud infrastructure and managed service offerings to Iptor’s existing and future customers.
Iptor said the deal brings together a leading supply chain management vendor and a leading cloud services and infrastructure provider
It will this allow Iptor to deliver pre-set cloud ERP offerings for its new customers but also it will future proof existing customers by supporting the migration of those who do not currently operate in a cloud environment.
This will provide them with a ‘one stop shop’ for solutions, services and technology.
Additionally, as part of the 10-year agreement, further value-added services will be developed in the coming months. By providing modern, secure, flexible solutions Iptor is reducing the complexity of their customers’ IT, allowing them to focus on their business not their technology.
The offering supports customers with the highest level of data security for the upcoming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and with 24/7 support and IBM’s wider ecosystem.
Jayne Archbold, Iptor CEO, commented: “Our agreement with IBM is an enormous step in delivering our Cloud First strategy. Not only does it mean we can implement a state-of-the-art solution in a very short time but also it means that customers can be confident in the knowledge that they are supported by IBM’s ecosystem now and into the future.
“A year ago, we set out our vision to help distribution-focused organisations solve their most complex order management and fulfilment challenges in a world where exceptions are the rule – with this announcement we continue to deliver on that.”
Henrik B. Rasmussen, IBM Executive GTS Nordic, commented: “Many businesses operate in increasingly complex, fast moving environments where order management is complex and data regulation and compliance is becoming ever more complicated.
“They are faced with the problem of how best to leverage the cloud to solve these challenges, when in many cases they do not have the skills or expertise to manage this themselves, yet know they cannot stand still in the market.
“Therefore, they are looking for service providers who have the expertise and experience to manage this for them whilst they focus on running and growing their business. This agreement delivers exactly that.”