Stonebranch and GFS Software Announce Distribution Agreement for Brazil

Stonebranch and GFS Software have entered into a distribution agreement for Brazil.

Atlanta, GA | February 19, 2018 - Stonebranch, the world’s leading provider of innovative workload automation and job scheduling solutions, and GFS Software, a Brazilian technology company, specializing in developing solutions for the IBM Mainframe z/OS environment, today announced they have entered into a distribution agreement for Brazil. This partnership will enable GFS Software to offer their valued customers modern automation solutions from Stonebranch.  

With an international presence since 2002, GFS Software helps drive the business of the largest and most important z/OS installations in the world, including customers from financial services, telecommunications and governmental organizations. This makes Stonebranch’s Universal Automation Center the ideal complement to their existing suite of IT software solutions.

“The integrity of our customers’ business data is our primary concern. We are a customer-driven company and our reputation has been built on our ability to ensure data integrity and reliability,” says Pedro Figueiroa, Director of International Contracts at GFS Software. “Stonebranch has a similar reputation for eliminating risks, maximizing efficiencies and satisfying various compliance requirements, including Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II, and ITIL. This is a company with whom we want to partner.”

“Stonebranch’s truly universal workload automation platform is ideal for organizations running z/OS,” says Dr. Detlef Purschke, Vice Chairman and Chief Commercial Officer at Stonebranch. “GFS Software is one the most distinguished software companies in the z/OS infrastructure applications market. Our partnership enables Stonebranch to better penetrate these markets while benefiting GFS Software clients seeking the orchestration and automation of business processes and tasks from a single point of view.”

About GFS Software

GFS Software develops solutions for the System z platform. Founded in 1988, GFS is a leader in the tape-library management market, with a portfolio of essential and high-quality solutions that produce savings and increased efficiency. 

GFS drives some of the largest businesses, including customers from financial services, telecommunications, industries and government organizations. GFS also distributes solutions from renowned companies worldwide and has subsidiaries in the United States. In 2010 GFS opened an office in New York in order to provide direct services and support to customers in North America. 

While “customer driven” may be a buzzword term for many other software vendors, at GFS it is at the core of our business philosophy. A significant percentage of our revenue is reinvested in development and customer support. Our customer satisfaction and retention rate reaffirm this. GFS solutions have been, and continue to be, enhanced based upon the valuable feedback we receive from our customers.

About Stonebranch

Stonebranch provides modern automation software solutions that simplify mission-critical IT business processes reliably and securely across complex and diverse IT environments. Our focus is dedicated solely to workload automation technology, enabling us to provide best-in-class solutions combined with an unmatched customer experience.

Stonebranch serves over 350 enterprise-level clients, including many of the world's largest financial, healthcare and technology institutions and is a recognized leader by industry analysts among the workload automation and job scheduling landscape.

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Stonebranch has offices throughout the world, including Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Greece, Spain and Sweden. The European head office is in Bad Homburg, near Frankfurt, Germany. Additional information about the company and its products can be found at