NTT Communications Russia Signs Partnership Agreement With Business Software Solutions Provider FirstBIT to Deliver 1C Enterprise Service With Offshore Cloud Platform
MOSCOW, December 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
NTT Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Group, the number one Fortune Global 500 telecommunications company, has announced it has signed a partnership agreement in Russia with First BIT, one of Russia's major providers of enterprise reporting and Business Intelligence solutions providers.
Through this partnership, NTT Communications is able to expand its services portfolio into Russia and deliver solutions based on FirstBIT's 1C Enterprise and QlikView Business Discovery platform, while keeping data in its own secured and reliable offshore cloud infrastructure.
Tetsuo Sano, General Director of NTT Communications Russia, said, "This partnership faces a great future. Synergy of the number one Russian ERP solution and a secure and reliable infrastructure platform will give us the opportunity to deliver comprehensive enterprise solutions to our customers, which in turn will allow them to focus on the core aspects of their business."
FirstBIT has a lot of experience in delivering solutions and providing business IT consultation into almost every industry in the Russian and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)market. Backed by its extensive background working with global multinational companies, FirstBIT provides customers with the expertise in implementation of international accounting standards (IFRS, US-GAAP). And with more than 50 branches in Russia and CIS, and over 4,000 certified employees, FirstBIT can successfully deliver projects of any scale and complexity with multilingual project teams.
Sergey Lozhkin, Deputy General Director at First BIT, said, "Partnership with a company of such scale and with the reputation of NTT Communications will open up further opportunities for our business, which fits perfectly into our strategy of entering new markets outside of Russia."
Along with 1Centerprise automation solutions, the First BIT product portfolio includes development and implementation of Business Intelligence solutions based on the 1C Enterprise with QlikView Business Discovery platform, taxation and accounting reporting applications and post-implementation end-user support. This gives global multinationals companies in Russia transparency, control, cost and risk reductions with the capability of multilingual interfaces -a unique proposition in the Russian market for enterprise accounting and sales management applications.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company's worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching over 150 countries, and over 140 secure data centers. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
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FirstBIT offers enterprise automation solutions for company of any scale - from local SMBs to multinational companies. With more than 15 years of experience, FirstBIT has successfully delivered over 120,000 projects. The Company is well represented with over 4,000 certified employees across Russia and CIS, with over 50 branches in 30 cities. First BIT's product portfolio includes more than 40 unique proprietary solutions.
First BIT recently rebranded and changed its name from 1C:BIT following growth and change in direction of the business.
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