APPER and ARCAD Software in strategic partnership

APPER announced its partnership with ARCAD Software to support major expansion of ARCAD operations in the Nordic region.

APPER Systems AB and ARCAD Software, leading provider of DevOps, and IBM’s modernization solutions, have today set up a partnership to create the most complete offer for modernization in the Nordic region. Of systems on IBM in the platform. The focus is on the forefront of DevOps technology, giving APPER and ARCAD the opportunity to merge skills and business opportunities for the continued efficiency of modernization solutions to both large and small companies in the Nordic region.

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 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, MD at Apper 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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