Laive and IBM Sign $2-Million IT Outsourcing Agreement

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LIMA, PERU - 27 Jun 2006: Peruvian food maker Laive has signed a five-year, $2-million outsourcing contract with IBM for its entire IT operation and infrastructure.

The agreement includes the implementation of an ERP system to integrate all company operations and improve data sharing and communication. This will allow Laive to prepare for major business growth in the coming years and better control its IT and business processes.

"After a lengthy assessment process, we selected IBM because it is an industry leader and because of its expertise and reliability in the administration of our computing systems," said Alfredo Garcia Pye, general manager for Laive. "The agreement will help us prepare technologically to manage the future growth of our company." 

IBM will provide a solution that includes hosting of all Laive applications (ERP, Lotus Notes and business intelligence software), help desk support for Laive's Lima, Arequipa and Majes plants, and all IT infrastructure-related services during the project, including PCs, networking equipment, telephone switching, structured wiring and IT security.

"This solution for Laive will integrate all the information generated by its business processes, enabling the various areas to operate more in sync," said Pierre Marchand, country general manager for IBM Peru. "With this major step, Laive will modernize its technology and be better prepared to execute its aggressive growth strategy."

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