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SCC gets software services boost with FPT partnership

It has only been a couple of months since SCC opened its Vietnamese office but the firm is already striking up important local relationships

SCC has gained access to software development services that it can offer across Europe after becoming the preferred partner for FPT Software.

The relationship with FPT, a Vietnamese firm, has come as a result of SCC opening an office in that country back in June.

The decision to set up a Vietnamese operation in Ho Chi Minh City was part of moves to provides infrastructure support to customers in the region and to use it as a base to set up an offshore development centre.

But having established a foothold in the country and started to form local relationships SCC has found itself in a position to take a Vietnamese software specialist’s services back to its established European stamping ground.

SCC does not currently offer any software development services so the FPT partnership will plug that gap and the channel player will also get access to the firm’s cloud migration service.

“The agreement with FPT Software represents a key milestone both in SCC’s continued transition as an IT services and solutions-led company and in the development of SCC Vietnam,” said SCC chief executive James Rigby.

“ We’ve been in discussions with FPT Software since arriving in Vietnam, and this is an important announcement as we gain an accomplished and capable partner. It was our intention to find a long-term partner as we introduce new software development services across each of our strategic regions,” he added.

In response, Malay Verma, president of FPT USA, said that the SCC partnership would give it a chance to “expand our footprint further into Europe”.

SCC has not waited around since it opened the Vietnam operation and initially only expected the business to really get up and running by last month.

At the time of the launch of the office Rigby said that the country offered a sufficient time difference and also had widely available technical skills.

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