Stockholm, Sweden, 30 May 2017 – ARCAD Software, leading vendor in DevOps and Modernization solutions for IBM i, today announced its partnership with Apper Systems AB, to support major expansion of ARCAD operations in the Nordic region.
Founded in 1987, Apper Systems AB is an IT service company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden with over 50 staff specializing in software development, training, application support and maintenance for the IBM i (aka iSeries, AS/400) platform.
Torbjörn Appehl, Managing Director at ARCAD Software Nordic AB, explained the importance of this new partnership: “For ARCAD in the Nordics, our partnership with Apper Systems AB is highly strategic. Apper has a top class reputation in the region thanks to the high skill level of their staff. We already have 10 consultants at Apper trained and certified on the ARCAD solutions, some of whom are already involved in implementation projects. We are seeing significant growth in the Nordics this year particularly in the areas of DevOps and IBM i modernization and it has been vital for us to secure skilled resources to fulfil these projects. Our close relationship with Apper means we are now well positioned to manage this growth”.
Also marking this expansion, Apper, ARCAD Software and IBM i cloud vendor Pulsen Production AB have initiated a dedicated offering around continuous modernization where Apper will play a significant role by delivering services around the ARCAD solutions.
Philippe Magne, ARCAD CEO outlines the company’s strategy for the Nordics region: “Our partnership with Apper is exemplary of our growth plans worldwide. We need partners to reach out to those thousands of companies that have not yet taken that vital step forward to modernize and adopt the DevOps trend. The Nordic region is highly strategic for ARCAD, as it is home to many clients still maintaining home-grown IBM i applications that need to be modernized in a structured way”.
Per-Anders Freiholtz, Managing Director at Apper Systems AB concludes: “The partnership with ARCAD is a natural step in our strategy of being the leader in modernizing mission-critical systems on IBM’s Power and z platforms. ARCAD’s products and services combined with our excellence create a unique offering to the market that will secure our customers’ IT systems in the future.”
About ARCAD Software
The ARCAD Software group is leading international vendor in DevOps and Modernization solutions for IBM i, with subsidiaries in Europe, USA and Asia, supporting 1000+ installations worldwide. Since 1992, ARCAD has built on its specialist IBM i expertise to develop an integrated solution range for Application Lifecycle Management, Enterprise Modernization, Release Management and DevOps, distributed by IBM worldwide. ARCAD subsidiaries DROPS and DOT Software specialize in multi-platform application deployment and test automation solutions, across IBM i, Linux, UNIX, Windows, z/OS. ARCAD technology integrates with Rational Developer for i (RDi), Rational Team Concert (RTC), GitHub, JIRA, and also open source tools Git, SVN, and Jenkins.
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