Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software is expanding its global presence by establishing an international shared services center in Cork, Ireland, with plans to employ 150 workers at the facility by 2013.
Quest designs and develops software to manage information technology for more than 100,000 customers worldwide. The firm worked with IDA Ireland – an agency that partners with foreign investors to assist in developing their businesses in the region – to establish the operations, which will handle finance, software renewals, inside sales and software development.
"In today’s highly competitive environment IDA Ireland has to vigorously compete for the most sought-after investment such as Quest’s," said IDA Ireland CEO Barry O'Leary. "Ireland’s track records with global technology leaders and our improving competitiveness positions Ireland favorably to compete for new investment.”
The company selected Ireland based on its "significant" volume of other software technology companies, its infrastructure, the availability of qualified professionals and its pro-business environment, among other facts, said Doug Garn, president and CEO of the firm.
“Quest has an ever increasing global presence, which is helping to drive the success of our business,” he said. “After a strategic review of our international operations, it was clear we could best position ourselves for future growth by centralizing key aspects of our international business activities to better serve our customers and increase operational efficiency."
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