The four-story, 2,300-square metre building will consolidate management, technical support, sales and marketing teams supporting ILOGâs growing Chinese customer base from three locations in Shanghai to one location. The larger building will also house the ILOG Development Centre for delivering services and custom solutions for both the domestic and international markets. The Centre currently employs 60 software development professionals with plans to expand. The building also houses training rooms which can be used for customer training and events.
âThis new building demonstrates both our long-term commitment to China and our confidence in the future prospects of Shanghai. It also demonstrates our commitment to helping create a software ecosystem for the development of a world-class Chinese software market and innovation economy,â said Pierre Haren, Chairman and CEO of ILOG. âThis is our ninth year in China and we are excited to be expanding our China operations to support the growing demand for ILOG services and solutions.â
ILOG currently has more than 130 local clients and more than 20 business partners in China. ILOGâs customers include industry leaders like the China Construction Bank, CPIC, Baoshan Iron & Steel Corporation, Huawei and Shanghai Stock Exchange, and leading system integrator partners like Digital China, AsiaInfo and Neusoft.
âILOGâs expansion in China is timely. There is a rising need for services and software to help Chinese companies better manage business change and complexity in this fast-moving economy,â said Bounthara Ing, deputy CEO and executive vice president in charge of Asia Pacific operations. âWe will continue to invest in a network of reliable local partners and strong academic alliances to train local talent in ILOG optimization tools, business rule management systems and visualization software.â
âAs a leading provider of software for sophisticated application development, ILOG solutions are very pertinent to the developing Chinese software market,â said Professor Xu Yufan, Chairman and Professor from the Department of Management Science at Fudan University. âWe have incorporated ILOG optimization solutions into our curriculum and research programs because of the company shares our commitment to technical excellence. We are pleased to see ILOG committing significant resources in China and providing greater opportunities for local talents to deliver solutions to global customers.â Fudan University is a top Chinese university and an ILOG academic partner.