Chennai, India, July 30, 2014: RheinBrücke IT Consulting, www.rheincs.coma Europe based Enterprise Business Systems and ITSolutions and Services company,today announced the launch of its India Development Centre (IDC) in Chennai, India. It was inaugurated by Mr. Achim Fabig, Hon’ble Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany and Mr. Keith Deane, EVP & General Manager, International at Epicor Software Corp, today.
RheinBrücke also announced the setting up of a dedicated Migration Factory for Epicor’s EMEA consulting organization. The Factory will support Epicor’sEMEA Consulting organization to migrate/upgrade customersfrom Epicor e9 to Epicor ERP Version 10, Epicor’s latest and the industry’s most flexible ERP solution that is based on the five principles of Collaboration, Choice, Responsiveness, Simplicity and Mobility. Epicor is a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations.
Spread over 15,000 sq. feet, the IDC that includes the Epicor Migration and Upgrade Factory, currently houses 70employees including ERP and IT consultants, engineers and developers. RheinBrückeplans to increase the employee strength to 100by the end of the year and then double itsnumber of employees every year, over the next 5 years.
The launch of the IDC is an integral part of RheinBrücke’s right-shoring strategy to build a strong global presence to support client delivery across its EMEA region. The company also plans to set up a near shore development center in Eastern Europe.
RheinBrückespecializes in the design and delivery of IT solutions that enablescompanies in EMEA to thrive in today’s complex environment. While it enables large enterprises to capitalize on global opportunities, its laser focus is on mid sized enterprisesfor business consulting services, ERP consulting and implementation services on SAP and Epicor ERP, IT consulting and services on Microsoft and other Platformsand IP Product Development services.
“RheinBrücke has been an Epicor Platinum Partner in EMEA for Epicor ERP consulting, implementation and support in addition to being a regional VAR and being responsible for partner onboarding in the region. It also currently supports Epicor’s EMEA Professional Services as the extended development arm / bench”,said Keith Deane, Executive Vice-President and General Manager,International at Epicor Software Corp. “We are pleased to announce the setting up of the Epicor Migration Factory with RheinBrücke; their in-depth expertise and high-quality collaborative delivery makes them an ideal partner to deliver value to our clients in EMEA”, he said on the occasion.
In Continental Europe, SMEs account for nearly 64% of business activity. They develop more than 75% of all patents and innovations in the region and are credited for creating over 76% of local jobs2. In the DACH region (i.e. German speaking Europe) for example, the IT market was estimated to be 76 Billion Euros in 20133. A majority of companies in the region are operating IT/ERP systems that were implemented more than 10 years ago. SME’s among these companies specifically, have accumulated needs to invest in a new integrated IT/ERP solution within the next 2 years.
“RheinBrücke intends to be a leader in this relatively untapped segment of non-native English speaking regions by offering customers on site local consultants with extensive domain, cultural and local language knowledge, supported by the company’s state of the art delivery centers in Koln, Germany and now in Chennai, India”, said Vetri Selvan, Managing Partner of RheinBrücke.
“The setting up of RheinBrücke’sIndia Development Centre is validation of India’s frontrunner status in the global IT scenario.The vast knowledge and expertise of Indian IT professionals will lend tremendously toRheinBrücke’s success in the European marketplace by helping our customers achieve a competitive advantage”, said Joerg Pirron, Executive Board Member of RheinBrücke. “SME’s are the growth engine of every economy. As Europe recovers from an economic crisis, SMEs on the continent are beginning to raise their IT spending as they look to cut costs and focus on a digital future. We see a demand gap here that RheinBrücke intends to service.”
“Chennai and the surrounding area is home to a large and skilled technical workforce. With the addition of our Indian Development Center, we look forward to working with this large base of talented professionals.Chennai is also home to a large number of European enterprises especially in manufacturing, and has a very vibrant European community.” said Kumar Mallampalli, PartnerRheinBrücke. Kumar also said that the RheinBrücke India Development Center is currently ramping up across all functions in line with its growth plans.
RheinBrücke’s India Development Centre will provide a full spectrum of ERP and IT development services aligned to client needs that add value at all stages of the application development lifecycle, from planning to development to implementation and support. For its IP and Product Development Services, the IDC will work as an extension of the client team, delivering competitive advantage through a transparent product lifecycle approach to development, in addition to the traditional project-based approach, enabling fast, measurable and sustained value creation.