SMS Management & Technology drives services
- 26 October, 2006 12:25
ASX-listed integrator, SMS Management & Technology, is using its recent acquisition of RealTech to fuel a services push.
CEO, Tom Stianos, said it had already cultivated a significant applications development practice. Through the acquisition of Sydney-based integrator, RealTech, it would also provide SAP management and implementation services. Other areas the company looked to expand into included CRM, systems engineering and enterprise-based services.
"Often when we are managing projects for our clients, they like us to take on a bigger role in delivering the downstream detailed work," Stianos said. "We need to equip ourselves with more resources and do more than just managing their corporate initiatives and projects."
He pointed to business transformation and compliance management services as generating the business demand. SMS' strongest markets include banking, insurance, government, defence, health and the energy sector. The acquisition would take SMS into new market opportunities including retail, manufacturing and distribution, Stianos said.
The company is also considering acquiring more companies with CRM capabilities.
"We are both growing organically and launching our own services but in some cases we are acquiring companies to aid our own abilities," Stianos said.