Cloud-based software firm Applied Systems to create 50 jobs in Belfast
02 May 2018
L-R: Jeremy Fitch, executive director of business and sector development, Invest NI, and Reid French, CEO, Applied Systems
Applied Systems, a global provider of cloud-based software, is expanding in Belfast and is to create 50 jobs within the next three years.
Applied Systems is an international cloud-based software company headquartered in Chicago. The company acquired Belfast-based Relay Software in 2016 and plans to establish an R&D centre at its Gasworks offices to support its growth strategy across its entire product portfolio.
Creates and licenses software for global insurance market
Applied Systems creates and licenses software for the global insurance market and its product, Applied Epic, is the fastest growing and most widely used cloud-based broker management system in the world.
The 50 positions being recruited in Belfast will be involved in developing and supporting Applied Systems’ solutions, including the establishment of an eCommerce Centre of Excellence. Nineteen of the roles are already in place and support global initiatives.
Jeremy Fitch, Invest Northern Ireland’s executive director of business and sector development, said: “Cloud computing is a rapidly emerging industry with significant export potential and we have a growing cluster of software investors choosing to grow their business in Northern Ireland.
“This investment by Applied Systems demonstrates the company’s confidence in our local skills base and further emphasises the region’s reputation for excellence in this sector.
“The Belfast office will support the company’s ambition to expand its client base in the UK, provide 24/7 support for North America and further product innovation globally. The 50 IT roles being recruited over the next five years will contribute over £1.3 million annually to the economy in additional salaries.”
CEO Reid French, said: “This investment is part of our strategy to expand our customer base in the UK and is in response to the continued growth of IT spending in the Global Insurance Market.
Central to adapting, delivering and expanding our global cloud-based products
“The team in Belfast will be central to adapting, delivering and expanding our global cloud-based products to the UK marketplace and will enable us to deliver ‘Follow the Sun’ customer support to our customer base worldwide.
“The availability of talented, young engineers along with the supportive, established relationships with local universities and Invest NI made Northern Ireland a natural fit for us to grow our business.”
Invest NI has offered Applied Systems more than £325,000 to support its employment and training activities, securing this investment for Northern Ireland.
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