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Greenwood Village, CO, United States, 2013/05/16 - Le Duff America, a leading operator of cafés and restaurants, has selected Ciber, a global provider of information technology and managed services, to consolidate back-office systems after the company’s recent acquisition of Mimi’s Restaurants. NYSE: CBR
The integration effort will unite ERP systems from Mimi’s Restaurants with Le Duff America’s ERP technology, which includes Infor Financials and Oracle’s PeopleSoft Human Capital Management.
Ciber will manage evaluation of interfaces, design and development of conversions for data, fit-gap analysis for reports, user acceptance testing, as well as cutover planning and activation. This engagement builds on the successful integration of processes and migration of data Ciber managed last year, after Le Duff America acquired Bruegger’s Bagels.
“Once we saw how Ciber managed our last integration project, we knew we could trust them with this one,” said Mike Clock, chief financial officer for Le Duff America. “We also knew Ciber could manage the combination of Oracle and Infor technologies we use.”
“Ciber has global practices focused on all the leading ERP system providers,” said Beth Dvoracek, Ciber’s senior Infor practice director. “We’ll coordinate this effort between staff in our Infor and Oracle practices to ensure that Le Duff America gets consultants who know integration best practices as well as the specific technologies involved.”
Le Duff America is consolidating its back-office business systems to achieve significant IT cost savings and operate more efficiently. Company managers also will gain more insight by having access to data that encompasses all of the organization’s restaurant brands.
During the consolidation associated with the Bruegger’s Bagels acquisition, Ciber supported Le Duff with business process calibration consulting. Ahead, Ciber’s team anticipates helping Le Duff expand its use of Infor and Oracle software to attain top benefit from these investments.
Ciber’s relationship with Infor dates back to 1995. As one of Infor’s largest systems integration partners, Ciber’s Infor experts have enhanced client systems capabilities through more than 2 million consulting hours.
A Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), Ciber has helped more than 1,000 clients in more than 2,000 separate engagements leverage their Oracle applications to improve business processes, reduce costs and provide support for management decision-making.
About Le Duff America
Le Duff America is a division of French-based Groupe Le Duff, the second largest bakery-café company worldwide. In North America, the organization manages several brands, including la Madeleine Country French Café, Bruegger’s Bagels, Timothy’s World Coffee, Brioche Dorée and Mimi’s Restaurants.
About Ciber, Inc.
Ciber (ciber.com) is a global IT consulting company with 6,700 consultants in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, and approximately $1 billion in annual revenue. Client focused and results driven, Ciber partners with organizations to develop technology strategies and solutions that deliver tangible business value. Founded in 1974, the company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CBR).
Infor (infor.com) is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in 194 countries improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both.
Infor customers include:
• 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
• 12 of the top 13 high tech companies
• 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
• 23 of the top 50 largest U.S. hospitals
• 43 of the top 50 industrial distributors
• 26 of the top 35 global retailers
• 5 of the top 9 brewers.
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