Leading Brazilian Agricultural Cooperative Coopercitrus Expands Use of Unisys Technology to Support Growth Objectives
Technology expansion for largest rural cooperative in state of São Paulo supports a five-year growth plan designed to take advantage of Brazilian agribusiness sector's good performance
SÃO PAULO, March 29, 2017 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that leading Brazilian agricultural cooperative Coopercitrus has extended its contract with the company for Unisys ClearPath Forward™ technology and IT services.
A Unisys client since 1987, Coopercitrus today ranks as the largest cooperative in the state of São Paulo in sales of agriculture raw materials, machinery and implements, with revenues exceeding BRL 2.2billion (US$634.6 million) in 2015.
Under the terms of the extension, Unisys will provide Coopercitrus with new ClearPath Forward systems and software, disaster recovery solutions and services to virtualize the coop's computing environment.
Coopercitrus views the expanded Unisys solution as central to its objectives for growth in the Brazilian agribusiness sector, which grew 2.7 percent year over year in the first six months of 2016.
"Our longstanding relationship with Unisys has been beneficial to Coopercitrus and our members," said Silvio Luis Maestro, Coopercitrus CIO. "Now we face a new set of business opportunities and challenges: expansion of our customer base, new mobility trends, a growing need for anytime data access and a disaster recovery plan to maintain continuity of that access. Modernizing and virtualizing our servers and application environment are crucial to meeting those challenges, and we need a reliable partner. We already know the quality of Unisys solutions well, so we have chosen the company to support us in meeting these new challenges."
In addition to new ClearPath Forward systems, Unisys will provide Coopercitrus with an application development environment comprising Unisys ClearPath MCP Developer Studio, AB Suite®, and Data Exchange; a BCA (Business Continuity Accelerator) disaster recovery solution; and ClearPath ePortal 7.0 – the latest edition of the powerful solution for modernization and development of Web and mobile applications.
The entire set of new products is complemented by a range of services, including virtualization; installation and upgrading of new products; deployment of disaster recovery services and storage and replication solutions; installation and knowledge transfer to new development environments; and services for application modernization using ClearPath ePortal.
"We appreciate Coopercitrus' commitment to Unisys ClearPath Forward technology," said Andre Almeida, vice president and head of Commercial, Latin America, Unisys. "We are committed to continue providing innovative solutions that help Coopercitrus gain even more of an edge in a highly challenging and competitive marketplace."
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