Oceanus Limited today announced the landmark acquisition of Erilis, a leading provider of design and delivery services for IBM FileNet P8 solutions.

This acquisition brings certified training and expert delivery of the full range of education programmes for the IBM FileNet suite of products and compliments Oceanus’ existing skills with Java and Agile development expertise.

Oceanus will now be able to offer existing customers IBM FileNet support and system delivery across Asia Pacific as well as develop new international business in the region.

Over the last five years Erilis has successfully carved out a valuable niche in the IBM FileNet space. The company is recognised as the most experienced training organisation for IBM FileNet software in the Asia Pacific region. Erilis also provides analysis, design, configuration and customisation services to large international companies, such as Standard Chartered Bank and CoInvest.

It has always been a deliberate and strategic goal for us to expand our global foot print so we are delighted to announce the acquisition of Erilis in Australia. Erilis’ capabilities fit well with our company’s offerings and ethos and will enable us to develop extensive business potential in the Asia Pacific region. We have committed significant resources and investment to the development of our technology and skill base which has opened up many opportunities for us to form tactical alliances with key technology partners. This acquisition is the next logical step in our evolution.

According to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for ECM, the market is expected to resume a healthy growth rate, with predictions exceeding $5.1 billion in worldwide software licence revenue by 2013.

The ECM landscape is continually changing in line with the challenges of business demands and the CIO. CIOs require solutions that help them demonstrate value as well as aid innovation and transformational change. Oceanus not only has the depth of experience and heritage to deliver timely solutions, but we have brought together an impressive powerhouse of expertise that now spans Europe and Asia pacific.

David Alfredson, managing director, Erilis stated: “We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of an organisation with the vision and energy that Oceanus has within the ECM space. We are one of the few companies within our region with a depth and breadth of expertise with current customer and product knowledge, continually delivering best practice ECM implementations. I believe that with Oceanus we have the opportunity to merge our experience, and to integrate our IP, products, and implementation services for customers globally.”

Together, Oceanus and Erilis will work on customer projects and support across Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Erilis will integrate their training, delivery methodology and new products with Oceanus’ capabilities.

One of Erilis’ new products, the ‘FileNet System Analyser’ is shortly to be launched globally as part of the acquisition activities. It simplifies and improves the management and support of IBM FileNet systems. It gives customers the ability to capture system configurations across multiple IBM FileNet components and to produce analytical documentation from the configuration data.