CSC Announces Aspediens Acquisition, Adding European Leader to Global ServiceNow Practice
News Release -- May 23, 2016
TYSONS, Va., May 23, 2016--CSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, today announced its intent to acquire Aspediens, Europe’s leading provider of technology-enabled solutions for the service-management sector and a preferred partner of ServiceNow.
Aspediens will join the CSC ServiceNow practice within Fruition Partners, a CSC company and global ServiceNow platform that also includes UXC Keystone, Australia’s market leading ServiceNow practice within UXC, a CSC company. The combined platform cements CSC’s position as the number one ServiceNow integrator in the world. The Aspediens transaction is expected to close June 30, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.
Combining the ServiceNow expertise of Aspediens and its strong reputation in the market with the local coverage, penetration and extensive skill portfolio of CSC extends the company’s leadership position in the fast-growing enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) market. It also addresses growing client demand for better, faster and more efficient service-management capabilities across process, applications and infrastructure – both traditional and cloud-enabled.
“We look forward to welcoming the Aspediens team to CSC,” said Jim Smith, executive vice president and general manager, Global Business Services, CSC. “As a part of Fruition Partners, Aspediens will also join UXC Keystone as critical components of an unmatched global ServiceNow practice. CSC is now at the forefront of helping modern enterprise optimize technology to manage work in an ‘as a service’ world.”
Michel Regueiro, CEO of Aspediens, stated, “The journey of Aspediens and our loyal customers will take a significant leap forward when we join CSC and its global ServiceNow offering. Our customers will gain a stronger resource base, access to exclusive IP, and extensive industry expertise, among many other benefits. We are proud to bring our talent and relationships to this growing practice.”
Marc Talluto, co-founder of Fruition Partners, said: “We are thrilled to accelerate our global growth with the addition of the Aspediens team in Europe. Over the years we have gotten to know each other well. Our cultural match, shared vision and capabilities for Enterprise Service Management on the ServiceNow platform will benefit our customers in mainland Europe and around the world.” Talluto will continue to lead CSC’s global ServiceNow practice, reporting to Smith.
With headquarters in Switzerland, Aspediens has operations in Germany, France and Spain. For more information on Aspediens, go to: www.aspediens.com.
“Adding Aspediens to its ServiceNow practice underscores CSC’s commitment to creating the leading global services practice in the enterprise service-management space, and to leveraging the promise of a world-class partner ecosystem,” said David Schneider, CRO, ServiceNow. “Aspediens is a trusted partner of ServiceNow in Europe with excellent customer satisfaction scores, and we expect that our shared customers will benefit from the addition to CSC’s global ServiceNow portfolio.”
Founded in 2008, Aspediens is a European expert in Cloud technologies for Service Transformation and a Preferred Solutions Partner of ServiceNow. The company has driven more than 700 projects to success with their unique and ready-to-go implementation methodology combined with deeply experienced consultants and a constant innovation in solutions and services. Aspediens offices in Switzerland (Geneva and Zürich), France (Paris), Germany (Frankfurt) and Spain (Oviedo) serve Fortune 500, Global 2000 and mid-size companies internationally. In addition to ServiceNow, the company distributes Okta, CipherCloud, Numerify and Perspectium. For more information, visit www.aspediens.com.
About Fruition Partners, a CSC Company
Fruition Partners, a CSC Company, is a global technology-enabled services firm focused on elevating service management to the cloud. The company combines practical experience with technology-enabled tools and services to help organizations attain success throughout the entire Service Management process. With more than 2,500 ServiceNow projects to its credit, Fruition Partners is a Master Tier Solutions Partner of the leading enterprise cloud company, ServiceNow. Fruition Partners team of over 400 cloud-integration experts accelerate service management and ensure clients experience the cost and performance benefits quickly and easily. The company is a trusted partner to some of the world’s most respected organizations including Target, General Electric (GE), Delphi, Tulane University, Virteva, John Lewis, Boots, and various trusts within the UK National Health Service. For more information on Fruition Partners visit www.fruitionpartners.com.
About the CSC-ServiceNow Alliance
The strategic alliance between CSC and ServiceNow — the enterprise cloud company — makes ServiceNow’s transformative technology a foundational element in CSC’s portfolio of service management and service desk solutions. It also strengthens CSC’s ability to create powerful service integration and management offerings for customers with unique and complex needs. This partnership is the latest step in CSC’s continuous efforts to help customers simplify operations, increase overall service quality, improve resource utilization, and facilitate movement to the cloud. The resulting next-generation IT management solutions offer real IT-as-a-service capabilities, a single source of truth, reduced transition times, and tight integration with CSC offerings.
CSC (NYSE: CSC) leads clients on their digital transformation journeys. The company provides innovative next-generation technology services and solutions that leverage deep industry expertise, global scale, technology independence and an extensive partner community. CSC serves leading commercial and international public sector organizations throughout the world. CSC is a Fortune 500 company and ranked among the best corporate citizens. For more information, visit the company's website at www.csc.com.
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