Avanade to Acquire KCS.NET, one of the largest independent Microsoft Dynamics Partners in Germany, Switzerland and Austria
Acquisition Will Make Avanade a Dynamics Leader in the Region and Bring Clients Expanded Portfolio of Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management Services and Capabilities
SEATTLE/ST. GALLEN – 28.APRIL.2015
Avanade, a global business technology solutions, cloud and managed services provider, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire KCS.net and its subsidiaries (including Infoman AG), headquartered in St. Gallen, Switzerland. With approximately 300 employees, KCS.net is one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics AX/ERP partners in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and a leading Microsoft Dynamics CRM partner.
Robert Goegele, Avanade general manager for the region, which includes Germany, Switzerland and Austria, said, “With KCS.net as part of the Avanade family, our clients will have access to a significantly increased on-shore expertise and track record in the areas of Dynamics AX and CRM. In addition, the .NET and Collaboration capabilities of KCS.net strengthen our practice in Avanade. When we combine this with our existing solutions and our near and offshore capabilities, we are uniquely positioned to help our clients realize even better business results.”
Kay Laukat, CEO at KCS.net, said, “We are looking forward to being part of the strong and future-oriented team of Avanade. This will be the next step toward expanding our service and product portfolio for clients. As part of Avanade we will be able to offer new opportunities and perspectives to our employees and together we’ll strengthen our excellent market position in the region.” KCS.net has been a Microsoft Gold Certified partner since 2004 and now holds the Microsoft Gold Certification for Enterprise Resource Planning, Content & Collaboration and Customer Relationship Management. It is also a member of the Inner Circle and President‘s Club of Microsoft Dynamics.
The financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. This acquisition is subject to closing conditions, and regulatory approvals.
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KCS.net was founded in 1989 and is today with approximately 300 employees at 16 locations a leading Microsoft Dynamics AX/ERP, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SharePoint partner in Germany, Switzerland and Austria with Microsoft Gold certifications for ERP, CRM and Collaboration & Content. The highly qualified and certified KCS.net teams implement tailor-made, user friendly and international deployable business software solutions at discrete and process manufacturers as well as service and wholesale companies. Combining the best Microsoft technologies and the extensive industry expertise of all employees, KCS.net covers the most important pillars of business IT solutions and can therefore address the complex business requirements of their customers. For more information about KCS.net, please visit www.kcs.net.
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