ST. PETERSBURG, FL-IQS, provider of enterprise risk and quality management software, has appointed Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings as the preferred partner of its product range in the African region.

Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings is a provider of consulting and implementation skills in the fields of operational intelligence including process enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing execution systems (MES), process safety, supply chain, customer relationship management (CRM) and business intelligence (BI).

"Rifle-Shot's wealth of knowledge, their strong customer base as well as their expertise in the process industry in both South and sub Saharan Africa made them the ideal partner to assist us in expanding our business in the African region," says Michael Rapaport, president and chief executive officer of IQS.

"Our products fit well within the climate of opportunity in Africa-this is a burgeoning market for us, especially in the enterprise quality management arena, and we plan to leverage the existing inroads Rifle-Shot has already made," says Rapaport.

"We are very excited about this partnership and the expanded benefits we are now able to offer our clients through IQS' product offering," says Ian Huntly, managing director of Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings.