Below is our recent interview with Christian Primeau, CEO at Syntax Systems:
Q: Christian, can you tell us something more about the company and your history?
A: Since 1972 Syntax has been delivering comprehensive technology solutions to businesses of all sizes throughout North America with thousands of customers trusting Syntax with their IT services and ERP needs. With the two most recent acquisitions, we are now one of the most compelling multi-ERP, multi-cloud providers in the industry.
Syntax is a leading Managed Cloud Provider for Mission Critical Enterprise Applications. Syntax has undisputed strength to implement and manage ERP deployments (Oracle, SAP) in a secure, resilient, private, public or hybrid cloud. With strong technical and functional consulting services, and World Class Monitoring & Automation, they serve some of North America’s largest corporations across a diverse range of industries. Syntax has offices worldwide, and partners with Oracle, SAP, AWS, Microsoft, IBM and other world-class technology leaders.
Q: You’ve recently announced agreement to acquire German IT services company Freudenberg IT (FIT); could you tell us something more?
A: We are excited by the opportunity of joining forces with FIT and extend our reach to the SAP ecosystem. This acquisition will enable us to increase our presence in geographies we had previously targeted for growth, such as Europe and Asia. Their devotion to excellence combined with their expertise and strong customer focus and value for corporate social responsibility made it an obvious choice for Syntax. Syntax has long been committed to guiding our customers on their journey to the public, private and hybrid clouds. This acquisition fully supports and enhances this commitment with a wider breadth of future offerings across multiple cloud platforms.
Q: What does this acquisition mean for Syntax and its position in the market?
A: This acquisition expands Syntax’s service offerings in the SAP market and complements existing business operations, making Syntax one of the most compelling multi ERP, multi cloud providers in the industry. Syntax can now provide end to end solutions for customers, offering them flexibility with both Oracle and SAP ecosystem expertise and serve them worldwide. Additionally, Syntax will leverage their current Private, Hybrid and Public cloud capabilities to accelerate FIT’s growth in SAP.
Q: Can you give us insights into your services?
A: Syntax delivers the best combination of software, infrastructure and cloud solutions to meet the needs of its diverse range of customers. Syntax partners include Oracle, SAP, AWS, Microsoft, IBM and other world-class technology leaders. With the acquisition, we can now provide end to end solutions for customers with both Oracle and SAP ecosystem expertise and serve them worldwide. We are better than ever positioned to help FIT customers with Hybrid Cloud options by augmenting workloads into AWS and Microsoft Azure Environments. The Combination of Syntax and FIT further extends the ability to serve enterprise customers with an even deeper team of ERP and Database Managed Services on a global scale. Prospects will continue to be provided Private Cloud Solutions and will be able to expand to the Public Cloud with Non-EBS and Non-JDE Microsoft Workloads.
Q: How do you help your clients? Can you share a few success stories?
A: We are proud to see the Syntax family grow around the globe, helping our customers delivering their business objectives and getting full benefits of their business application investments via our robust and agile services. Commitment to excellence, reliability and proactive, responsible action belong to both company’s core values. Today, IT decision makers around the world need to focus on many new fields facing the various challenges of digital transformation. That’s where we – as a reliable and very experienced partner – deliver the support needed. Our extend portfolio, our truly global presence, our independent advice and our unique family-oriented corporate culture are the perfect foundation to deliver excellence to modern CIOs.
Here is our success story with IGI GROUP, and a quotation from them about Syntax: Syntax is a very competent, skilled company in the JD Edwards space. Syntax has led us through multiple upgrades that have always gone very well. Their technical skills are excellent, their functional consultants understand the business side of JD Edwards and know how to get the most out of the software. Our JD Edwards upgrades have finished on time and under budget, which tells you all you need to know about Syntax’s project management capabilities.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: Syntax has long been committed to guiding our customers on their journey to the public, private and hybrid clouds. This acquisition fully supports and enhances this commitment with a wider breadth of future offerings across multiple cloud platforms. Additionally, we just acquired EmeraldCube Solutions to complement FIT and Syntax’s capabilities. These new additions are driven by the same goals in providing excellent service to our customers and offering a best-practices environment for our employees.