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Mahindra Satyam, IFS in global partnership

Veronica C. Silva | Aug. 30, 2012
Both companies will sell and conduct marketing activities focused on IFS' SOA applications.

Global IT consulting firm Mahindra Satyam recently announced that it has forged a global partnership with IFS, a company developing enterprise applications focused on service-oriented architecture (SOA).

The partnership involves all sales and marketing activities, and "a number or large projects" which the two companies did not divulge in a joint statement. One concrete project the two companies have revealed is Mahindra Satyam's sponsorship of the 2012 IFS World Conference to be held in Sweden in October.

IFS is a global company that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications, a component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology.

IFS said the partnership with Mahindra Satyam is part of its strategy to grow its ecosystem, given Mahindra's global footprint.

Mutually beneficial

"We are pleased to announce the global partnership with Mahindra Satyam. Developing our partner ecosystem is a key part of our global strategy and increases our execution capabilities," said Alastair Sorbie, CEO, IFS. "Mahindra Satyam's industry focus and experience is a perfect match for IFS, as is the company's dedication to providing service excellence to their customers. Combining IFS's leading edge technology with their domain knowledge and global coverage enhances our offering to new and existing customers."

Mahindra Satyam is part of the US$15.4 million Mahindra Group which has businesses in several industries, such as aerospace, real estate, logistics, IT, finance and insurance, retail, agribusiness, defence and construction, to name a few.

On the part of Mahindra Satyam, the company said it stands to benefit from IFS's network of global customers. IFS focuses on industries where any of four core processes are strategic: service & asset management, manufacturing, supply chain and projects.

"We see great opportunities in the partnership with IFS, especially given their success over the last years. IFS's consistent performance and impressive list of world-renowned customers make them an ideal partner. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership as we continue to develop new opportunities together," said C. P. Gurnani, CEO, Mahindra Satyam.


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