Global Architecture and Engineering Leader Selects BST10™ to Integrate Operations and Fuel Growth
ME NewsWire/Business Wire
TAMPA, Fla. - Thursday, January 8th 2015
BST Global today announced that IBI Group (IBI), one of the world’s leading international architecture, planning, engineering, and technology consultancies, has selected BST10 as its global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and business management software platform solution for managing business processes and performance.
IBI, a 2,300-person multi-national consultancy headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with 69 offices spanning 11 countries worldwide, delivers a broad array of design services that span urban design and planning, building and landscape architecture, engineering, advanced transportation management and traffic systems, real estate analysis, communications specializations, and software development.
After a detailed evaluation process, IBI selected BST Global’s latest offering, BST10, a process-driven and multi-lingual ERP platform to replace more than 10 legacy systems.
“One of the key factors in our decision to select BST10 was our desire to have a solution that was modern, easy to use and multi-lingual for our architects, designers, and engineering professionals around the world,” said IBI Information Systems Officer Elias Fernandez. “Our legacy systems are dated, hard to use and lack integration across our global business. BST10 will help us address these challenges.”
Key to the decision to move forward with BST10 was the software’s ability to integrate operations globally and simplify strategic business processes such as complex billing and enterprise project resource management. Following more than a decade of growth through strategic acquisitions, IBI required a platform that could integrate and support its international practice.
“The IBI Group model is to operate as one integrated global firm, as we deliver our expertise - Intelligence, Buildings and Infrastructure - globally to our clients. At the core of IBI is a spirit of collaboration. We needed a unified business platform that could help our professionals globally leverage their skills, knowledge, and expertise for the benefit of our customers,” said Scott Stewart, Chief Executive Officer of IBI. “We’ve also grown significantly through acquisitions and our decision to partner with BST Global significantly improves our ability to leverage those investments. The BST10 platform will help us integrate our operations on a global basis and allow us to achieve a level of productivity and quality that is required to define the cities of tomorrow. That’s what we do. That’s why we chose to partner with BST Global.”
Fernandez added, “We had a strong desire to form a long-term partnership with a solution provider that is focused exclusively on the architectural, design, and engineering industry and supports consultancies like IBI on a global basis. It was clear to our team that BST Global understands our business, can deliver industry best practice and is committed to our success.”
“We are extremely pleased and honored that IBI has placed its confidence and trust in BST Global to be its business solution partner. We are excited at the opportunity before us to introduce and deploy BST10 at a progressive and global industry leader,” said Javier A. Baldor, Executive Vice President of BST Global. “We look forward to a long-term partnership with IBI and the opportunity to support their exciting plans to expand and serve clients on a global scale.”
BST Global serves project-driven organizations seeking to gain valuable enterprise insight and integrate strategic business processes like project and resource management, client relationship management, billing, finance, and employee time and expense tracking. The company’s flagship product, BST10, is the only business management platform designed specifically for international architecture and engineering firms. By simplifying operations and accelerating user adoption with its compelling user experience, BST10’s robust and scalable platform helps architects, engineers, and environmental consultants achieve top line growth, improve cash flow, and increase profitability.
About IBI Group
Founded in 1974, IBI Group is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm providing a range of services focusing on the physical development of cities. IBI Group specializes in four areas of development: Urban Land, Facilities, Transportation, and Systems. Worldwide, IBI employs over 2,300 professionals in more than 69 offices internationally, and proudly practices with ISO 9001:2000 certification.
About BST Global
BST Global is the leading global provider of ERP and business management software and cloud solutions for architectural, engineering, and environmental consulting firms. More than 100,000 end users across six continents and 65 countries rely on BST Global’s innovative solutions to manage projects, resources, finances, and client relationships. Founded in 1971, BST Global is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, with additional offices in Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Singapore.
For additional information, please contact BST Global at 1-813-886-3300 (international) or 1-800-726-3300 (US toll free) or online bstglobal.com. BST Global and BST10 are registered service and/or trademarks of BST Consultants Inc. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.