Mesa Group Inks Exclusive Deal with IBS
July 8, 2014 Alex Woodie
IBS last month tapped the Texas IT consultancy The Mesa Group to be its exclusive distributor in the Americas. It’s the latest in a series of moves by the Swedish ERP developer to solidify its business.
The Mesa Group specializes in providing a range of IT-related services for Windows and IBM i systems, particularly in the fields of distribution, supply chain management, e-business, and customer service. The company, which is based near Dallas, sports partnerships with IBM i stalwarts like Linoma Software and GXS (formerly Inovis). Now you can count IBS as one more.
“Our alignment with The Mesa Group means we can have many more concurrent IBS Enterprise implementations taking place so that our customers realize value sooner,” says IBS general manager of the Americas Tim Conroy in a statement. “As the only certified partner for IBS Enterprise, The Mesa Group will be better aligned with our business strategy and product roadmaps, too.”
IBS Enterprise runs on both IBM i and Windows. While the ERP vendor has had a somewhat rocky relationship with the IBM i platform in the last few years–particularly when it declared Windows its strategic ERP platform in 2008–the company has since come back into the IBM i fold.
IBS maintains its US office near Sacramento, California. It’s unclear if IBS will continue direct sales out of this office, if The Mesa Group will inherit some of those clients, or what impact this move had on any reseller channel for IBS. The company did not get back to IT Jungle prior to our deadline.