On February 1, 2012, EBS Partners AG (Zurich, Switzerland) announced their intention to establish a branch in Moscow, specializing in the consulting services and deployment of the business applications to manage logistics, including transportation operations management – Oracle Transportation Management (OTM); Warehouse Management Systems (WMS); Business Intelligence (BI) and a number of the Oracle E-Business Suite related modules for Supply Chain Management (SCM) and financial management.
Dmitry Lagun, the Chief Executive Officer of EBS Partners AG AG said:
“The strategic goal of opening a branch in Moscow is to occupy the leading position in the CIS market of the consulting services related to OTM and the relevant Oracle product line through a combination of the deep industry expertise in the field of transport logistics and the product specialization. We are committed to the implementation of complex projects with the full services cycle: from the business analysis and deployment of the relevant Oracle applications in compliance with the specifities of the particular business – to maintenance and support of the implemented transportation management solutions. In order to achieve these goals, we are going to concentrate the best manufacturing resources and constantly increase our competences, following Oracle’s innovations.
We are getting ready to offer our customers the most flexible approach to the implementation of their tasks, from the actual deployment and development of the product adjusted to the individual needs to the optional use of the Software as a Service (SaaS) or the full Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). It all depends on the business model adopted by the customer: the customer may want to bear the fixed costs or the variable costs depending on the level of activity, which is especially important in the periods of crisis”.
The project experience accumulated by EBS Partners AG ensures considerable expertise as regards deployment of Oracle Transportation Management and integration solutions based on Oracle SOA Suite in the CIS; and the newly established regional branch engaging the Russian specialists should lead to the skills concentration and the appearance of the new player in the IT-consulting market, oriented on the transportation industry.
The OTM-based solution, developed by the EBS Partners AG experts for AsstrA Forwarding, has been in commercial operation for over a year and covers an impressive number of transactions:
- Over 2,800 inquiries from the holding customers have been recorded;
- About 11,000 customer orders for the transportation services have been processed;
- Over 7,500 transactions have been documented;
- 150 active users employ the system at the offices in Minsk, Brest and Zurich.
The company EBS Partners AG (Zurich, Switzerland) and its subsidiary EBS Partners IP (Minsk, Belarus) are included in the holding company AsstrA Associated Traffic AG. As the Gold Partner of Oracle, i.e. of a leader among the business applications developers, EBS Partners AG specializes in deployment of the Oracle software products in the field of transport logistics and freight forwarding.
Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) is a complete solution for organization of the logistics services in manufacturing, trading and distribution companies, as well as for the complex automation of the logistics operators. It is a complete solution for managing multi-modal transportation services, planning logistics resources, creating the common data field for the interaction of the multi-format transport, storage and logistics units, and for management of the relationships with the customers, carriers and freight forwarders.
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