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SoftwareONE adds SAP depth with Centiq buy

Firm is back in the acquisition game as it continues to add more muscle to its EMEA coverage and ability to support SAP customers

SoftwareONE has sealed its second acquisition in the space of a month, moving for SAP partner Centiq as it continues to add more depth and EMEA coverage.

Centiq is a UK-based SAP Service Partner, gold services partner with the vendor and an Advanced Specialization designation for SAP on Azure. It comes with a team of certified experts that will add more muscle to SoftwareONE’s efforts across EMEA.

That expertise will be added to the SoftwareONE SAP practice and should give more professional and managed services capabilities, particularly in S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure. The deal also gives the added attraction of deepening the relationship with Microsoft.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but this latest purchase can be added to a growing list designed to beef up the SAP and cloud credentials at SoftwareOne.

As well as gaining a proven SAP specialist, with the various accreditations to back that up, Centiq is a long-standing channel business, founded in 1998, that sells across Europe operating out of its Nottingham HQ. The management team and staff will be added to the SoftwareONE family, which now boasts more than 500 certified consultants and a range of top-level accreditations around Microsoft, Azure, AWS and SAP.

“Through this acquisition, we are continuing to strengthen our global SAP Services practice and extending our reach in the EMEA market. Centiq’s incredible capabilities will equip our customers with the skilled guidance and solutions required to migrate to the cloud. In addition to the proven capability we are now adding to our global SAP Services practice,” said Daniel Da Vinci, global practice leader for SoftwareONE SAP Services practice.

“Centiq is a purpose-driven organisation, and so are we; their collaborative approach and strong focus on delivering excellence makes them a perfect fit,” he added.

Benefits to staff and customers

In response, Matt Lovell, CEO of Centiq, said that the tie-up would benefit its staff and customers because it would be able to provide an even greater range of support and services.

“The integration into SoftwareONE’s global SAP Centre of Excellence enables our team to deliver even greater customer success and value, now with multi-lingual, follow-the-sun support,” he said. “Joining SoftwareONE also further enhances our strategic alliance with Microsoft, amplifying our capabilities and putting Centiq in a stronger position to meet the ever-increasing needs of the market.”

SoftwareOne is no stranger to acquisition, sealing the deal for AWS partner HeleCloud just a few weeks ago. That move came after numerous deals over the past couple of years, sealing six in 2019 and three in 2020, including GorillaStack, B-lay and InterGrupo. That has put the business into a position where it can sell and support SAP services in 27 countries.

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