IDEA Information Systems, which specializes in developing collection management systems for cultural heritage and research centers, and Uni Systems, the largest ICT integrated solutions and applications provider in the Hellenic market, have signed an exclusive distribution agreement for marketing and implementing IDEA's solutions in Greece and Cyprus.
Within the framework of this agreement, Uni Systems will distribute IDEA@ALM, IDEA's archival and collection management systems in Greece and Cyprus, providing professional solutions for comprehensive information management in archives and museums at cultural heritage and research centers. Uni Systems will provide its customers with implementation and professional services and operate a technical support center specializing in IDEA's systems. The agreement was signed as part of IDEA's expansion into Europe and serves as a direct continuation of the company's entry into Portugal, Hungary and Romania.
Founded in 1964, Uni Systems is among the top 5 non-multinational ICT solutions providers in the region of South-Eastern Europe. Focused on system integration for large customers in the public and private sector and with over 500 specialized professionals, Uni Systems undertakes complex and large scale ICT projects for its expanding and diversified clientele.
Uni Systems' Library Information Systems (LIS) Division, with long lasting expertise in the sector, will be responsible for the distribution of IDEA's solutions. The LIS team, within the Enterprise Solutions Unit, will be enriching its portfolio with IDEA's systems and will propose, localize, manage, implement and provide support services to the IDEA@ALM suite of archive and museum systems.
Mr. Constantine Serros, Enterprise Solutions Director, stated: "Uni Systems beholds an extensive solutions portfolio and has always been a pioneer in providing added value solutions to its customers. To that end, we are excited to welcome IDEA as our exclusive partner and open this new line of business, which will further strengthen our commitment in providing best-of-breed solutions and services to our clients."
Mr. Ori Ainy, Vice President of Sales at IDEA Information Systems stated: "It was only natural for IDEA, which specializes in the development of software for archives and museums at cultural heritage institutions, to expand into Greece, known as the Cradle of Western Civilization and culture. We are proud that Uni Systems, the leading ICT company in Greece and among the top ICT solution providers in the region of South-Eastern Europe, choose the IDEA@ALM technology to extend its suite of products for the cultural heritage automation industry. We are confident that Uni Systems' known record in designing, implementing and supporting state-of-the-art solutions for complex ICT projects in general, and in the cultural heritage sector in particular, positions them as the best partner to deliver the most up-to-date technology and quality of service to Greek and Cypriot archives and museums."
About IDEA Information Systems
IDEA is a leading international software provider for the preservation, management and exposure of heritage assets. Based on its integrated state-of-the-art ALM (Archives, Libraries, Museums) multilingual information management platform, IDEA provides an end-to-end solution, covering all aspects of heritage assets management: from document capture to enhanced classification, administration and publishing for archives, historical museums and research centers. IDEA is active in Israel, Europe and the United States.
About Uni Systems
Uni Systems SA, a 100% subsidiary of Info-Quest, the largest IT Company in Greece for many years, is the group's specialized integrated technology solutions implementation company. Uni Systems is the largest IT and Communications integrated solutions and applications provider in the Greek market and is steadily growing to become one of the leading companies in this sector in the greater SE European market.www.unisystems.com.