Miratech and Axactor Win GSA’s Global IT Outsourcing Project of the Year Award

OCTOBER 12, 2018, NEW YORK – Miratech and Axactor are delighted to announce that The Global Sourcing Association (GSA) has named the companies as winners of the organization’s prestigious Global Sourcing Award 2018 in the category IT Outsourcing (ITO) Project. The three major GSA award ceremonies are the industry leading events that recognize innovation and pioneering best practices by suppliers, buyers, and advisors. The GSA Global Awards are completely independent, and as such they are the most highly respected and coveted awards within the outsourcing industry.

The ITO Project of the Year was evaluated on the ability to deliver both initial and ongoing business value to the client, incorporate both best practice and continuous service innovation. The projects of the seven finalists within the category were judged on the following criteria: strategy, partnership approach, benefits realization, best practice and governance, and innovation.

Winners were announced at the GSA Global Sourcing Summit and Awards on October 2, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa following the vote by recognized outsourcing professionals and industry experts who served as judges for the competition.

The project presented reflects the strategic partnership between Axactor and Miratech, under Miratech’s Turn-Key IT delivery model. The key differentiator that garnered the award was Miratech’s support of the entire IT value chain from the CIO down. Axactor has made remarkable progress during the first years of operation and continues an aggressive growth-through-acquisition strategy operating now in five countries, including Spain, Norway, Italy, Germany, and Sweden. The unique strategic partnership between Axactor and Miratech is one of the key enablers to its success.

“Axactor is happy to have won this GSA’s award for 2018 together with Miratech in the category IT Outsourcing. The partnership between Miratech and Axactor is based on trust, hands on in the daily work and excellent people and knowledge about IT and Project Management”, said Oddgeir Hansen, Chief Operating Officer, Axactor.

Alexander Latenko, Program Director, Miratech and acting CIO at Axactor, added, “Being agile as an outsourced partner requires a unique level of trust, transparency, and shared resources. Miratech continues to simplify even the most complex projects, and the Axactor project exemplifies this unique skill. Where else do you find the need to coordinate technology around multiple regulatory agencies, multiple currencies, and unique market or customer demands in five countries… this really tests a company’s ability to deliver a project on-time without any defects!”

“We are honored that our project with Axactor has been globally recognized and has received the top award in the industry. Our strategic partnership has enabled Axactor to show impressive growth results,” – commented Nikolay Royenko, President, Miratech.

It is worth mentioning that in 2015 Miratech won the European IT Outsourcing Project of the Year Award from the European Outsourcing Association.

Contact for Media

Stewart Christ, Miratech, Senior Vice-President, North America

Tel: +1 202 470 0845, e-mail: marketing@miratechgroup.com

About Miratech

Miratech is a global IT services and consulting company that enables large and midsize multinational organizations to achieve their strategic business goals by providing dedicated high performing technology teams that design and support both operational and client-facing solutions.

Founded in 1989, Miratech is headquartered in New York, US, and has operations in Finland, Israel, Norway, Poland, Philippines, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and Ukraine. Miratech serves its customers globally, covering 560 locations.

Today, Miratech is Software CMM Level 3, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 27001:2005, and ISO 22301 certified. Recognitions include the Global Services 100; the Software 500®; the NOA’s Outsourcing Professional Award; the EOA’s Award, The Global Outsourcing 100® and Best Five Companies in Eastern Europe, by IAOP®.  CIO Review Magazine special edition on Banking Technology recognized Miratech among 20 Most Promising Banking Technology Solution providers.

For additional information about Miratech, please visit www.miratechgroup.com.

About Axactor

Axactor is a Nordic-based debt management company with operations in five European countries. Axactor has a solid growth track-record and a strong financial position, and is continuously investigating new growth opportunities within existing and new markets. Axactor was established in 2015 and is currently one of the top 10 providers within the European industry and its ambitions are high. With the strong industry knowledge, innovative and forward looking solutions within IT and Operations and an experienced management team, Axactor is challenging the competitors. The competitiveness and future success is based on cost efficient operations, a high performance culture and a strong commitment to sustainable solutions for customers and debtors. Through their largest owner and co-investor Geveran Trading, Axactor is in a unique position in terms of financing portfolio purchases and further growth for the company.

About the GSA

The Global Sourcing Association is the industry association and professional body for the global sourcing industry, and the home of the Global Sourcing Standard, a world first for the provision of a portfolio of best practice methodologies and accreditation programmes supported by both buyers and suppliers of sourcing. The GSA is a not-for-profit membership association with fully licensed, affiliate and associate members, and serves to share best practice, trends and connections across the globe. The Global Sourcing Association has a presence across the globe and provides guidance in economies such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Egypt, China, India and the United States.

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