Cloud Sherpas, a leading cloud services brokerage company, has acquired Innoveer Solutions, an advisory customer relationship management (CRM) and cloud integration services firm alongside Navigis, a provider of advisory and technology consulting services, for undisclosed amounts.
The Innoveer Solutions deal, announced today, will give Clour Sherpas a physical presence in Europe for the first time, which it believes is a growing market for cloud services and one where it wants to be seen as a leader in the brokerage sphere.
Cloud Sherpas helps customer to adopt, manage and enhance cloud solutions from various providers including Google, salesforce.com and ServiceNow, among others. This could include helping a company become more connected and collaborative through Google Docs and Google Drive, or by showing a financial services firm how to use Sales Cloud and Service Cloud to improve their customer relationships.
Innoveer Solutions, meanwhile, works with over 750 customers as a consultancy firm and has carried out 2,000 successful deployments to date. Founded in 1998, it provides a range of services including discovery and planning, CRM technology selection, business process improvements, implementation, change management and support focused on enterprise businesses.
Notable clients include Panasonic, Shire Pharmaceuticals and AXA, one of the largest installations of Salesforce worldwide.
“Our clients are expanding their cloud application footprint,” said David Northington, CEO at Cloud Sherpas. “Many of our global customers have experienced success in one area of their business and are eager to apply cloud-based sales automation, customer service, call center support and collaboration throughout their organizations. With the acquisition of Innoveer, we bring more than 500 cloud strategists and technical experts to bear on the market across six countries, including a solid platform for European expansion.”
Navigis, meanwhile, is a consultancy firm for companies implementing ServiceNow. Cloud Sherpas hopes that the acquisition will give them even greater knowledge and influence in the cloud advisory, messaging, collaboration and CRM markets. Setup in 1996, Navigis does all sorts of work around ServiceNow, including value-added implementations, custom enhancements and administrative support. It also does traning sessions to help ServiceNow users automate their IT operations.
As part of the deal, announced today, Navigis founder and CEO Philip Sidebottom will become president of Cloud Sherpas’ ServiceNow business unit.
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