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LONDON and GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - Jan. 23, 2014 - Ciber is pleased to announce the debut of its Housing Industry Solution Center, which brings housing-industry clients the benefit of dedicated SAP experts based in the U.K., as well as Ciber`s off-shore and near-shore SAP resources. "Over the last two years, we have been building significant expertise in the housing sector, culminating in the development of our Housing Solution Center. Comprising a team of 50 dedicated people with expansion plans already in place, our continued investment will provide our clients with sustained benefit," said Gary Springall, managing director, Ciber U.K.
The Solution Center`s core focus is to build a portfolio of interoperable and repeatable industry-specific solutions and custom applications based on SAP technologies. "The Center of Excellence is set up as a solution factory to harness the intellectual property of highly specialized SAP consultants, housing industry advisors and a network of technical experts worldwide to advance the development of SAP solutions for social housing," said Alan Miller, sales director, Ciber. "The Solution Center is playing an essential part in driving change in the housing sector with the deployment of cost-effective, agile solutions. The Solution Center is also an important enabler for managing multiple programmes and projects."
Through the Solution Center, a full spectrum of SAP solutions can be deployed on a single enterprise platform to support the entire housing organization with all processes and data seamlessly integrated. The interoperable solutions provide flexibility in project scale and scope, and they can be delivered with a phased approach to meet client priorities. Key functionality includes Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Procurement, Scheduling and Business Insight, which features Business Analytics and Compliance. Other functionality includes Property Lifecycle Management, Tenancy Lifecycle Management, Maintenance and more. The integrated solution solves common data silo issues and delivers innovative mobile enhancements to provide essential access for field-based staff.
"There is an increasing amount of interest in SAP from housing organizations in the U.K. that are looking to introduce joined-up, end-to-end processes. The development of Ciber`s Solution Center for Social Housing is just the sort of innovation and commitment we look for with our partners, and this approach will be crucial to help service the growing demand," said John Antunes, regional director, SME and Channels, SAP U.K.I.
Key components of Ciber`s Solution Center include:
- A local U.K. Center of Excellence with a global support network
- A collaborative environment for Ciber, its clients and partners
- A highly specialised talent pool comprising industry-experienced SAP Consultants, SAP Application Developers, Technical Teams, Change Managers, SAP Support, Help Desk Teams and experts from the housing sector
- Strategic Design and Development Teams to create the interoperable solution portfolio for social housing
- Dedicated Program Teams aligned to individual customer development projects to ensure total interoperability and complete solutions
- Capacity to manage multiple projects and programmes
The Solution Center for social housing has been created with the customer central to all activities and has combined developers with specialist consultants to identify client needs. Ciber`s Alan Miller summarized: "Ultimately, the housing organization will gain competitive advantage through the close collaboration, the alignment of business and IT, and the development of innovative solutions to address the unique requirements of social housing operations."
About Ciber Inc.
Ciber is a global IT consulting company with about 6,700 consultants in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, and approximately $1 billion in annual revenue. Client focused and results driven, Ciber partners with organizations to develop technology strategies and solutions that deliver tangible business value. Founded in 1974, the company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (CBR). For more information, visit www.ciber.com.
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