CSC Finalizes Acquisition of Aspediens to Expand its Position as a Top ServiceNow Integrator
News Release -- July 05, 2016
Addition of Swiss-based innovator extends CSC’s leadership position in the fast-growing enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) market
TYSONS, Va., July 5, 2016—CSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, today announced it has closed the acquisition of Aspediens, one of Europe’s leading providers of technology-enabled solutions for the service management sector. Aspediens will join Fruition Partners, a CSC company, and CSC’s worldwide ServiceNow® practice.
The combined strength of Fruition Partners with Aspediens and UXC Keystone gives CSC the scale, reach, industry penetration and extensive skill portfolio to own an extraordinary leadership role in the fast-growing enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) market. This makes CSC well positioned to address growing client demand for better, faster and more efficient service management capabilities across process, applications and infrastructure – both traditional and cloud-enabled.
“We welcome the Aspediens team to Fruition Partners and to CSC,” said Jim Smith, executive vice president and general manager, Global Business Services, CSC. “Together, Fruition Partners with Aspediens and UXC Keystone provide enterprise clients with end-to-end support for ServiceNow-related software and solutions, as well as a broader range of professional service management offerings. CSC is at the forefront of helping modern enterprises optimize technology to manage work, giving our clients access to an expanded range of XaaS capabilities.”
Michel Regueiro, CEO of Aspediens, stated, “Being a part of a world-leading ServiceNow integrator is a significant step forward for the Aspediens family and our loyal clients, who gain a stronger resource base, access to exclusive IP, and extensive industry expertise among many other benefits. We are very excited to join CSC and Fruition Partners, and look forward to bringing our talent and relationships to this growing global 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.”
Regueiro will continue to lead the Aspediens team and will report to Talluto, who leads CSC’s global ServiceNow practice and reports to Smith.
With headquarters in Switzerland, Aspediens has operations in Germany, France and Spain.
“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,” noted David Schneider, CRO of ServiceNow, in CSC’s May 23 announcement of its intent to acquire Aspediens. “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.”
ServiceNow, at its Annual Global PartnerNow Summit, recognized Fruition Partners as having the highest number of ServiceNow deployments in 2015.
Founded in 2008, Aspediens is a European expert in Cloud technologies for Service Transformation and a Silver Sales and Silver Services 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. Fruition Partners is a Gold Sales and Gold Services Partner of ServiceNow, the leading enterprise cloud company. Fruition Partners team of over 400 cloud-integration experts accelerates 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 CSC and SERVICENOW
CSC is one of the largest ServiceNow integrators in the world. The alliance between CSC and ServiceNow — an 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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