12 Feb Infosys to Acquire Simplus, a Leading Salesforce Consulting and Platinum Partner
Accelerates enterprise cloud capabilities and strengthens presence across USA and Australia.
Bengaluru, India and Salt Lake City, US, Feb. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Simplus, one of the fastest growing Salesforce Platinum Partners in the USA and Australia. Simplus is a recognized leader and advisor in cloud consulting, implementation, data integration, change management and training services for Salesforce CPQ and Billing.
This acquisition, coupled with the acquisition of Fluido announced in September 2018, further elevates Infosys’ position as an end-to-end Salesforce enterprise cloud solutions and services provider, offering clients enhanced capabilities for cloud-first digital transformation.
Simplus brings to Infosys globally recognized Salesforce expertise, industry knowledge, solution assets, deep ecosystem relationships and a broad clientele, across a variety of industries including high-tech, financial services, retail, healthcare, life sciences and manufacturing. It has offices across North America, Sydney, Melbourne, London, and a large delivery center in Manila.
Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys, said, “The acquisition reaffirms our continuous endeavor to strengthen our strategy of scaling our Agile Digital and cloud-first digital transformation capabilities. This acquisition is key to staying relevant to the digital priorities of our clients and demonstrates our commitment to the Salesforce ecosystem. The strategic combination of scalable and agile global delivery capabilities of Simplus complements our effort to help global enterprises to transform their businesses. We are excited to welcome Simplus and its leadership team into the Infosys family.”
Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys, added, “Simplus will be a valuable addition to the Infosys family. Complementing our industry knowledge and existing Salesforce footprint with their strong presence in key markets, deep Salesforce consulting and advisory expertise will help accelerate the transformation journey of incumbent companies. With this strong addition to our portfolio, we look forward to unlocking additional value for our clients.”
Ryan Westwood, CEO & Co-Founder, Simplus, said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Infosys team. We have viewed this partnership from a culture-first lens from the beginning, and we believe that the alignment of our company values and the preservation of our company DNA will allow us to accelerate growth together as a strong and respected partner in the Salesforce ecosystem.”
Isaac Westwood, COO & Co-Founder, Simplus, added, “Infosys has incredible global scale and breadth, and joining forces gives us a powerful value proposition to enable global digital transformations.”
Tyler Prince, EVP of Industries and Partners, Salesforce, said, “Salesforce partners are a driving force behind the growth of the Salesforce economy, and we are excited that Infosys and Simplus have made the decision to join together and help companies accelerate their digital transformations. The combination of both companies’ Salesforce consulting capabilities and resources will help enable clients to keep pace with customer demand.”
The acquisition is expected to close during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.
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Simplus provides enterprise-wide digital transformation across the entire Salesforce ecosystem through advisory, implementation, change management, and managed services. As a Platinum Salesforce Partner, we use leading cloud solutions to help companies achieve a strategic vision, improve performance and increase value to stakeholders. With more than 4500 projects and a customer satisfaction rating in the top 1 percent of all Salesforce partners, Simplus helps companies improve, innovate and grow. For more information about Simplus, please visit www.simplus.com
Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. We enable clients in 46 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With over three decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer our clients through their digital journey. We do it by enabling the enterprise with an AI-powered core that helps prioritize the execution of change. We also empower the business with agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight. Our always-on learning agenda drives their continuous improvement through building and transferring digital skills, expertise, and ideas from our innovation ecosystem.
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