Known for their modernization solutions and expertise, Itheis have a strong reputation for providing solutions and support that leverage the value of enterprises’ legacy applications built on IBM Power.
Whether businesses need to mobile-enable their legacy application interfaces, migrate their databases from DB2 to SQL, or evolve their RPG applications, Itheis provides customized solutions to meet each organization’s specific goals. Their team is comprised of expert professionals with years of experience in the IBM i industry. The company is also a member of the IBM Partner World program as well as the Fresche Power Partner Program.
The challenge: growing market share and remaining competitive
Itheis has proven that they have the solutions and expertise necessary to take on large-scale IBM i development and modernization opportunities. However, the company is still building its reputation, and frequently goes head to head with much larger companies. In order to not only compete in their market, but win opportunities, Itheis turned to Fresche as a partner to add to their suite of solutions and bring decades of IBM i expertise and experience to the table.
“While we are a small company, we have a very large partner ecosystem & network. And with our new partner network, we gain access to some of the world’s best experts, offering a breadth of expertise related to the IBM i platform,” says Pascal Blandin, General Manager, Itheis.
The largest portfolio of IBM i solutions, services and expertise outside of IBM
Blandin goes on to explain that Fresche’s value to Itheis is found in two specific areas. First, Fresche’s size; the company has the largest portfolio of IBM i solutions, services and expertise outside of IBM. Access to this level of solutions and expertise clearly demonstrates to prospective customers that Itheis has the ability to execute on large-scale modernization projects.
Second, Fresche’s product catalogue, comprised of market-leading technologies from Looksoftware, Databorough and BCD is also world-class and provides Itheis with critical tools for application discovery, GUI modernization, business rules extraction, database migration and other modernization tasks. “Fresche’s entire technical product catalogue is solidly built, graphically intuitive and simple to use. We are very happy to show our prospects that we really do have the best solutions on the market today,” says Blandin.
X-Analysis – a treasures trove of tools to help enterprises understand and maintain
IBM i value One of the most exciting discoveries for the Itheis team was Fresche’s X-Analysis software suite, which offers a proverbial treasure trove of tools to help enterprises understand and preserve the value locked within their IBM i systems and applications.
Says Pascal Blandin, “It was a nice surprise for our staff to see how very valuable this technology could be, the tools are so completely and perfectly integrated. I have no hesitation in saying that X-Analysis is allowing us to compete very effectively against our biggest rivals in the market. Our integrated solution is so much stronger and the pieces work so well together – our clients are telling us it is absolutely the best solution. Over the last two years we consistently win when compared to the competition.
Itheis becomes an acknowledged leader in IBM i modernization in Europe and beyond
Itheis’ strategy is to leverage Fresche for competitive differentiation, as the company goes on to establish itself as the acknowledged leader in IBM i modernization in the market. “We are no longer recognized as a small player, but rather, a global provider of solutions. For our business, this is an opportunity to raise our visibility competitively, globally and with IBM,” says Blandin.
“We are rapidly becoming a recognized leader in France for modernization. Fresche has been instrumental in helping our company achieve this leadership position and transform into a specialist with a high value offering for IBM i enterprise customers.”