ZS Associates, a Global Management Consulting Firm, Selects GBS to Modernize Critical Business Applications

January 3, 2013 – Woodstock, GA – GBS Enterprises Incorporated (GBSX), a global software and services company specializing in application modernization and mobilization announced a new project to modernize critical business applications for ZS Associates. GBS specializes in enabling organizations with IBM Lotus Notes and Domino environments by optimizing infrastructure & application performance and reducing infrastructure costs; modernizing and mobile enabling server-based applications to increase returns; and simplifying application development & delivery.

ZS Associates is a global leader in sales and marketing consulting, outsourcing, technology and software. For almost 30 years, ZS Associates has helped companies across a range of industries get the most out of their sales and marketing organizations. From 20 offices around the world, ZS experts use analytics and deep expertise to help companies make smart decisions quickly and cost effectively.

ZS Associates is a long time user of IBM Lotus Domino/Verse infrastructure and needed to enhance some of their mission critical applications to meet changing business needs.  The first application to be enhanced will be their Performance Review System application. 

The goals of the project include:

  • Delivering a 100% web-based system
  • Upgrading the User Interface (UI) to provide users with a Web 2.0 experience
  • Ensuring the highest level of data security

“For more than ten years, we have leveraged a Lotus Notes client application to support our employee review process", says Curtis Stull, IT Manager of Enterprise Applications.  “We chose GBS based on their strong technical reputation.  Their mature processes and tools helped to minimize risk and accelerate results”.

“We continue to see organizations investing in their Lotus Notes applications and providing access to users via the web and mobile devices”, says Gary MacDonald, CEO of GBS.  “We provide customers with detailed analyses of cost, risk and effort via our proprietary tools, processes and some of the best consultants in the world. Our goal is to help customers plan for and rapidly modernize their Lotus Notes applications to meet future goals, with the lowest possible risk and cost.”

About GBS (GROUP Business Software)

GBS Enterprises Inc. (GBSX) is the world’s leading provider of expertise and solutions for the IBM Lotus Domino/Verse platform. GBS enables organizations with investments in Notes and Domino infrastructure to effectively respond to the rapidly evolving needs of their business users, while lowering costs and increasing returns on these investments. GBS helps customers understand and evaluate their current infrastructure and application environments, formulate strategic technology and operational goals, and implement solutions that meet current and future business needs.

GBS has over 5,000 customers with over 4 million users of its products and services.  GBS resources are available at over 15 locations across North America, Europe and Asia.  For more information, please visit www.gbs.com.

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