Irish tech firm in Asian alliance with US$2.1bn Indian IT giant Tech Mahindra

10 Feb 2014

Indian IT giant Tech Mahindra has forged a partnership with AIMS Software, a subsidiary of Dublin-based Quest Computing that will see the Irish tech firm’s software deployed across south-east Asia.

The deal was announced during the latest Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Singapore.

“We are seeing an increasing need from government, NGOs and enterprises in the region for efficient and transparent administration and management of funds and grants,” said Ram Ramachandran, head (Enterprise Sales) ASEAN Region, Tech Mahindra.  

“AIMS’ enterprise-wide grant and fund-management system is specifically designed for this need and they are a leader in this space. As part of the partnership, Tech Mahindra will undertake an implementation and support role, as well as having joint go-to-market and sales initiatives.”

Grant-making industry

Tech Mahindra

The signing ceremony in Singapore. (Left to right) Arnab Chaudhuri, vice-president, South-East Asia & India, AIMS Software; Richard Bruton, TD, Ireland’s Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Vincent Ryan, director, Quest Computing Ltd; Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland; Rohit Gandhi, head – Asia-Pac, India, Middle East and Africa, Tech Mahindra; and Ram Ramachandran, head – ASEAN, Tech Mahindra

AIMS’ main technology is a grant management system that controls all aspects of the funding process. The company is a fully owned subsidiary of Quest Computing in Dublin.

The company has 30 clients worldwide in a variety of grant sectors.

“AIMS Software has invested significantly in working with the right technical and business partner for the ASEAN region,” said Don Kingston, CEO, AIMS Software Pte Ltd.

“Over the past five months, we have developed an excellent working relationship with Tech Mahindra and this will be formalised as part of this event. We are confident that our expertise in the grant-making industry, together with Tech Mahindra’s regional reach and SI resources, will prove highly successful in the region.”

Singapore image via Shutterstock

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years