HCL TechnologiesがMicrosoft Dynamics CRMの有力プロバイダー、PowerObjectsを買収

HCL Technologies Ltd.

2015/10/30 15:33

HCL TechnologiesがMicrosoft Dynamics CRMの有力プロバイダー、PowerObjectsを買収

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*買収はMicrosoft Dynamics CRMにおけるHCLの成長を加速し、デジタルサービスプロバイダーとしての地位を強化する

ITサービスプロバイダーの世界大手であるHCL Technologies(http://www.hcltech.com )は30日、北米におけるMicrosoft Dynamics CRMの有力プロバイダーで、ミネアポリスに本社のあるPowerObjects社を買収したと発表した。この買収はHCLの世界的なアプリケーション・ビジネスを強化し、数え切れないほど多数のクライアントのテクノロジーの展望に対するプログラム転換や複雑なアプリケーション管理が可能になる。

PowerObjectsはMicrosoft Dynamics CRMに対するサービス、サポート、教育、アドオンに一貫集中するプロフェッショナルサービス企業である。同社は過去4年のうち3回、マイクロソフトの「Partner of the Year」賞を受賞し、マイクロソフトのDynamics CRMの有力パートナーの1社である。

今回の買収でHCLは、Microsoft Dynamicsが市場にある最速成長CRM製品の1つであることから、急速成長中の世界のCRM業界で有利な立場になることができる。調査会社ガートナー(Gartner Inc.)は、CRMは2014年の年成長率が13.3%で2017年までに世界市場規模が360億ドルとなり、企業は長期的な顧客関係を構築したいと望んでいることから、ほかの企業向けソフトウエアカテゴリーよりはるかに速く成長する製品の1つと予測している(http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2013/06/18/gartner-predicts-crm-will-be-a-36b-market-by-2017/ )。Microsoft Dynamics CRMはCRM市場の中で、2014年に21.7%成長して市場成長で群を抜いた。HCLのポートフォリオにPowerObjectsを付加したことで、HCLは生産性とビジネスプロセスを改革するマイクロソフトの希望によって成長戦略を整え、HCLとマイクロソフトの関係をさらに深める。

HCLのグレッグ・パレサノ執行副社長兼アプリケーションサービス・グローバルヘッドは「HCLとPowerObjectsは合わせて、北米最大のMicrosoft Dynamicsプラクティスの1つになる。買収は戦略的プラットフォームとしてマイクロソフトに依存するクライアントを支援するというコミットメントを強固にする。われわれはCRMサービス市場に高まるさまざまな機会を捉える立場にある世界クラスのMicrosoft Dynamics CRMビジネスを構築するため、当社のグローバルスケールをPowerObjectsの能力、専門知識と結合したいと思っている」と語った。








Global Head, Corporate Communications

Ajay Davessar

HCL Technologies Ltd.



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HCL Technologies Acquires CRM Services Provider PowerObjects


SUNNYVALE, California and MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 30, 201 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --

    - Acquisition will accelerate HCL's growth in Microsoft Dynamics CRM and

strengthen its position as a Digital Services Provider

    HCL Technologies [http://www.hcltech.com/], a leading global IT services

provider, announced today that it has acquired Minneapolis-based PowerObjects -

a leading North American provider of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. This will bolster

HCL's global applications business, which offers transformational programs and

complex application management for a myriad of clients' technology landscapes.

    PowerObjects is a professional services firm completely focused on

providing service, support, education and add-ons for Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

The company has won Microsoft's prestigious 'Partner of the Year' award three

of the last four years and is one of Microsoft's leading partners for Dynamics


    This acquisition enables HCL to take advantage of the rapidly-growing

global CRM industry, as Microsoft Dynamics is one of the fastest growing CRM

products in the market. At a growth rate of 13.3% in 2014, Gartner Inc. has



be-a-36b-market-by-2017/] that CRM will be a $36 billion worldwide market by

2017 and will grow faster than any other enterprise software category, as

businesses look to build upon long-term customer relationships. Within the CRM

market, Microsoft Dynamics CRM outpaced market growth at 21.7% growth in 2014.

Adding PowerObjects to HCL's portfolio further aligns HCL's growth strategy

with Microsoft's ambition to reinvent productivity and business processes,

deepening the relationship between HCL and Microsoft.

    "Together, HCL and PowerObjects will now offer one of the largest Microsoft

Dynamics practices in North America," said Greg Palesano, Executive Vice

President and Global Head of Application Services. "The acquisition reinforces

our commitment to helping clients who rely on Microsoft as a strategic

platform. We look forward to combining our global scale with PowerObjects'

capability and expertise to build a world-class Microsoft Dynamics CRM business

positioned to capture the growing opportunities in the CRM services market."

    "We are excited that HCL will carry on the PowerObjects heritage of

innovation," said Dean Jones, CEO of PowerObjects. "As clients attempt to grow

their revenues by improving their CRM processes and technologies, we believe

that blending our teams and areas of expertise will result in increasingly

transformational products and services."

    "As companies look for new and more effective ways to engage their

customers, technology plays an important role in enabling them to gain greater

insights, become more responsive and create business value," said Susan Hauser,

Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft. "HCL and

PowerObjects are well positioned to help drive business transformation by

helping companies intelligently engage with their customers."

    As part of the acquisition, the existing leadership team of PowerObjects

will remain in place and no workforce changes are planned. The total cash

consideration for this transaction is approximately $46 million, including

contingent payments subject to certain financial milestones. PowerObjects had

trailing twelve-month revenues of approximately $37 million as of September 30,

2015. Over 250 PowerObjects employees will be welcomed into the HCL family.  



    For enquiries please contact:

    Global Head, Corporate Communications

    Ajay Davessar

    HCL Technologies Ltd.



    SOURCE: HCL Technologies Ltd.