Applied Systems to Create 50 New Jobs in Belfast
Applied Systems, Inc., the leading global provider of cloud-based software that powers the business of insurance, is expanding in Belfast, recruiting 50 new jobs by 2021.
Belfast, Ireland - 2 May 2018 - Applied Systems, Inc., the leading global provider of cloud-based software that powers the business of insurance, is expanding in Belfast, recruiting 50 new jobs by 2021. Invest Northern Ireland has offered Applied Systems more than £325,000 to support its employment and training activities, securing this investment for Northern Ireland.
Applied Systems is an international cloud-based software company headquartered in Chicago. The company acquired Belfast-based Relay Software in 2016 and plans to establish a new R&D centre at its Gasworks offices to support Applied Systems’ growth strategy across its entire product portfolio.
Applied Systems creates and licenses software for the global insurance market and its product, Applied Epic, is the fastest growing and most widely used cloud-based broker management system in the world.
The 50 new positions being recruited in Belfast will be involved in developing and supporting Applied Systems’ solutions, including the establishment of an eCommerce Centre of Excellence. Nineteen of the roles are already in place and support global initiatives.
Welcoming the expansion, Jeremy Fitch, Invest NI’s Executive Director of Business and Sector development, said, “Cloud computing is a rapidly emerging industry with significant export potential and we have a growing cluster of software investors choosing to grow their business in Northern Ireland.
“This investment by Applied Systems further emphasises the region’s reputation for excellence in this sector and demonstrates the company’s confidence in local skills base.
“Applied Systems’ Belfast office will support the company’s ambition to expand its client base in the UK, provide 24/7 support for North America and further product innovation globally. The 50 IT roles being recruited over the next five years will contribute over £1.3 million annually to the economy in additional salaries.”
Applied Systems operates in the US, Canada, Republic of Ireland and UK marketplaces.
Speaking about the plans, Chief Executive Officer of Applied Systems, Reid French, said, “This investment is part of our strategy to expand our customer base in the UK and is in response to the continued growth of IT spending in the Global Insurance Market.
“The team in Belfast will be central to adapting, delivering and expanding our global cloud-based products to the UK marketplace and will enable us to deliver ‘Follow the Sun’ customer support to our customer base worldwide.
The availability of talented, young engineers along with the supportive, established relationships with local universities and Invest NI made Northern Ireland a natural fit for us to grow our business.”