GBS Transformer Now Available for Customers in Brazil
FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Group Business
Software (GBS), a subsidiary of GBS Enterprises Incorporated
(OTCBB:GBSX), a global software and services company specializing in
cloud automation, application modernization, as well as offering a
comprehensive portfolio of business applications, today announced the
signed Master Partnership Agreement with Plansis to market, sell and
support the GBS Transformer throughout Brazil. In addition, Plansis
will train, certify and enable its partners throughout Brazil.
Plansis, who exclusively focuses on IBM software, was named one of the
top three IBM Latin American Business Partners for Lotus, and boasts
numerous IBM awards. Most recently, one of their Senior Engineers was
named an IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions. The Plansis team is
comprised of 50 people, offering support to many of the biggest clients
Companies across Brazil are trying to move their existing applications
to the Web so they can take advantage of the Cloud, run on any mobile
device, and more easily integrate with other social media based
applications. With this agreement, the GBS Transformer provides the
catalyst and accelerator, while Plansis provides the expertise to
address these challenges in the market amongst some of the largest
companies in Brazil. This combination will ensure that Lotus customers
achieve their objectives with considerable time and cost savings.
The GBS Transformer provides an advanced software conversion technology
coupled with a methodical approach for converting Lotus Notes
applications to modern Web 2.0-style XPages applications.
"Plansis is a very strong fit for GBS, and will accelerate our
expansion into one of the world's leading emerging markets, as part of
our worldwide channel development strategy," says Kimberly MacDonald,
Director of Strategic Partner Development for GBS. "With 23 years of
experience in the Brazilian market, solid experience with IBM and
strong existing relationships with key Enterprise companies, we look
forward to a successful endeavor bringing GBS Transformer to the market
About GBS Enterprises Incorporated
GBS Enterprises Incorporated (OTCBB:GBSX) is the 50.1% parent company
of Group Business Software (GBS), a global software and services
company specializing in application modernization and cloud automation.
GBS serves to: automate business processes; optimize system &
application performance; ensure messaging security & compliance;
modernize server-based applications to Web 2.0; and simplify
application development & delivery.
Strong customer allegiance paired with a diversified portfolio of
powerful business solutions place GBS at the forefront of the market in
terms of both revenue growth and profitability. GBS has won many awards
for its innovations, as well as resources spanning five time zones.
GBS has over 5,000 customers worldwide with over 4 million users of its
products and services. Its North American headquarters is in New York
City and its European headquarters is in Frankfurt, Germany. There are
over 15 offices throughout North American and Europe. For more
information, please visit www.gbs.com. The contents of the website are
not incorporated by reference into this press release.
About Plansis Planejamento E Sistemas LTDA
Plansis is located in Nova Lima, Menas Gerais Brazil. Delivering
effective and practical solutions for their customers is a top
priority. Plansis provides installation, customization, development,
training, support and management for the IBM Lotus suite of products.
Since 1988 Plansis has worked to develop and offer the most effective
and appropriate information technologies to its customers. Seeking to
enhance results, through collaboration, innovation and sustainability,
Plansis has created the Essential System; a family of products focused
on management process in the Domino environment. Plansis is a Premier
IBM Partner in Brazil and has won numerous top awards from IBM in the
Latin American market.
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statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These statements regard the intent, belief, and expectations of the
Company. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such
forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance,
they involve risks and uncertainties, and their results may differ
CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact:
Alliance Advisors, LLC
Alan Sheinwald, Founder and President
Gary MacDonald, EVP and
Chief Corporate Development Officer,
Michael Baum, Corporate Communications,