Our approach

AN INTEGRATED ORGANISATION FOR PROJECT SUPPORT 

Due to their ever-growing need for added value and contained costs, clients are increasingly choosing fixed-price services. AUSY anticipated this development with the demand for Time & Materials giving way to work package services, and has strengthened its centres of expertise and its organisation. 

The Group Projects’ Division (GPD) consolidates and oversees all work-package projects making sure they are profitable. It steers all expertise and production centres at Group level, in France and internationally. 

The new professionalism of this approach enables AUSY today not only to improve its productivity, but also to offer its clients high added value solutions. The renewal of all partnerships each year clearly illustrates AUSY’s ability to take on and deliver on its commitments, which enables the Company to naturally position itself as a trusted, long-term partner. Work package activities generally represented 45% of the Group's turnover in 2013.

 

SKILLS- AND GROWTH-CENTERED REGIONAL BASES

In France, AUSY boosts the specialisation of its eight production centres to increase their level of expertise and business volumes by enhancing their ability to share skills. AUSY has a total of 20 business locations close to its clients’ decision-making centres. By becoming benchmark players thanks to the integration of APTUS, APX-As and ELAN in 2011, the regional bases have strengthened their positions with their common clients and enhanced their skills. Today, they can take on an increasing number of large-scale projects, develop their local reputation and attract the best talent. Thus, they benefit from a virtuous growth-generating circle.

Our Expert Delivery Centres (EDC) enable us to offer a scalable and adaptable project capacity for all clients worldwide, through centres dedicated to all Business Lines, the pooling of resources (Infrastructures gathered in a unique network with 15 000 m²  projects platforms), proximity (front / back office organisation) and tools and methods standardisation.

 

A GREATER CAPACITY TO DEEPEN ITS INTERNATIONAL FOOTPRINT 

This model has proved its worth. Established in 2009, the international division enables optimal use of resources and expertise centres, with the same level of quality and added value. To assist its clients in transnational projects, AUSY primarily relies on the “Nearshore” zone, and notably Romania. This zone offers benefits that are especially advantageous for companies in France, including French-speaking teams, geographical proximity, identical time zones and local engineers’ level of education and technical qualities. 

The offshore zone and notably India offers other benefits such as lower labor costs, a large number and high availability of engineers for projects requiring high levels of resources and high standards of training in computer software.

The Group’s international offer packages its processes and quality systems as well as its high performance requirements with firm local steering and in-house resource development. GPD has a dedicated Offshore contact person in constant communication with Quality Management to ensure consistency.

 

QUALITY APPROACH 

The approach to Quality is fully integrated into the AUSY Management System and illustrates the Group’s commitment to continuously improving its business model and striving to reach the same level of service quality in all the regions it operates in and in its transnational projects. To this end, the Quality Management System (QMS) has at its core:

  • Client satisfaction, thanks to top-quality expertise and a market-sensitive offer;
  • Commitment, skills diversity and staff satisfaction, via the corporate culture;
  • Efficient work packages with a commitment to delivering results, more specifically project management control;
  • The efficiency of all its processes: these principles incorporate the requirements of recognized standards (ISO 9001, EN9100, CMMI, CEFRI), but also the environmental dimension in which AUSY operates.
The AUSY QMS enables the Group to guarantee the application of identical processes throughout a project managed by the various regional entities, the different business lines and outside France. It is in keeping with the partnership strategy sought after by principals, particularly in the aeronautics, space and defense industries, but also in banking/insurance and telecommunications/media, helping AUSY to strengthen its position as a preferred provider for its clients. Mechanics has become an Operational Division in its own right. 
As part of the EN 9100 standard, AUSY renewed its full certification for its complex systems integration, on-board software, mechanical and electronics engineering activities for the geographical scope of Toulouse, Paris and Hamburg. The ISO 9001:2008 certification was renewed, along with the CEFRI certification for Radiation Protection in the Energy industry.
It should also be noted that: 
The Bangalore office of ATI (AUSY Technologies India) is ISO 9001 certified since 2013.
The projects department of the Paris Region and the South West Region (RSO) Operational Divisions are CMMI Development v1.3 -certified to maturity level 3 since 2009 (renewal in progress - June/September 2016). 
The Sèvres, Toulouse and Valbonne sites are ISO 27001 certified; this certification guarantees the security of Information Systems both in-house and concerning client services for all business lines since May 2016.

For further information on our certifications please visit: http://www.ausy.com/en/our-certifications
 

INNOVATION

Innovation is one of the keys to the Group’s success. AUSY’s proximity to its clients allows it to understand changes in its markets, anticipate client needs and respond to their expectations with high added-value solutions.  AUSY continues to invest in creating new expertise or supplementing existing expertise. This was the case with the 2009 goodwill acquisition of a company specialized in scientific calculations for the aeronautics industry, which allowed the Group to add to its Mechanics offering. In 2011, the acquisition of German corporation ELAN took AUSY’s positioning in the aeronautics sector to a new level, and the industry today accounts for 28% of the Group’s revenue. Another example is the significant acquisition of a company specialising in the open source technology Drupal in 2012. Thanks to this expertise, AUSY won its largest contract with the European Union in 2013.