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DateMonday, December 12, 2011

Saaspoint Sells Out to Appirio

Irish Cloud Software Consultancy Sells Out to Fellow Consultancy


SAASPOINT_Frank_McCracken.JPGSaaspoint, the Irish software consultancy  which provides services on the back of, is to be acquired by Appirio, a technology-enabled services provider that helps enterprises power their business with the cloud.



Californian based Appirio also provides services on the platform, and they say Saaspoint brings brings them an even deeper bench of experienced cloud consultants, as well as a physical presence in the UK and Ireland forming a foundation for European growth, which the company announced in September.



Founded in 2005 by early employees, Saaspoint has offices in the UK and Ireland, and has served more than 100 global customers including companies such as British Gas, Citylink, Dell, Ebay, Misys, Paypal, Pfizer, Plantronics, Proctor & Gamble, Rentokil, UBM and Unipart. As one of the European partners for and Google, Saaspoint's cloud focus, experienced team and customer base align well with Appirio.



Upon close, the Saaspoint team will join Appirio's existing 400 cloud experts and be able to tap into Appirio's CloudSpokes crowdsourcing developer community which now has nearly 30,000 developers in 65+ countries. By bringing together Appirio's leadership and global scale with Saaspoint's local expertise, European customers will have a proven cloud-focused partner with the resources necessary for larger, more complex projects.




Talking of the deal, Frank McCracken, Founder and Chief Operations Officer of Saaspoint, said: "Both Appirio and Saaspoint have built strong, high-growth businesses around a talented team of people that understand the promise and power of cloud solutions. That shared culture and vision makes this an ideal match, and the team is excited to join a company that is reshaping how the industry defines cloud SIs."



"Cloud computing is poised for significant growth in Europe with companies like, Google and Workday moving aggressively into the market, but the partner ecosystem is still evolving," said Chris Barbin, CEO of Appirio. "European customers that want a partner with both cloud-focused expertise and a global footprint have had limited options to date - our goal is to fill that void."



Meanwhile, Miguel Milano, president of EMEA and executive vice president EMEA sales,, said: "Having two trusted partners like Appirio and Saaspoint join forces makes our thriving partner ecosystem even stronger, and will help serve the needs of our rapidly growing customer base in Europe."



The companies declined to comment on the value of the acquisition.





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