IBM deepens Salesforce play with Cloud consulting partner acquisition
- 16 May, 2016 07:18
IBM has completed the acquisition of Cloud consulting and implementation service provider Bluewolf, one of Salesforce’s top partners globally.
Designed to expand Big Blue’s Cloud capabilities in the market, terms of the deal will see Bluewolf join IBM Interactive Experience (IBM iX) to form a deeper consulting capability for clients adopting Salesforce solutions.
As one of Salesforce’s longest standing consulting partners, Bluewolf has implemented over 9,500 Salesforce projects for clients across the world, including Vodafone Hutchinson Australia, Stanley Black & Decker and Sapa Building Systems.
“Delivering an exceptional customer experience has emerged as a fundamental element in modern business strategy, and essential to any company’s competitive position,” IBM iX Global Leader, Paul Papas, said.
“With Bluewolf, we’ve added expertise to address the growing demand from Salesforce clients for transformational, Cloud-based services that allow them to transform the experiences they provide their customers.”
While financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, IBM iX provides next-generation services spanning industry strategy, creative and design, to scalable digital, commerce, mobile and wearable platforms.
“As a part of IBM iX, we will amplify our capabilities to create extraordinary customer moments and digital experiences,” Bluewolf CEO, Eric Berridge, added.
“Combining forces brings game-changing strategy, data and design expertise, for customers of all sizes and industries, instantly transforming us into a formidable global partner in the Salesforce ecosystem.”