CSC enters into strategic affiliation agreement with eBECS

06 December 2016 Consultancy.uk

CSC has entered into a strategic affiliation agreement with eBECS, a UK-based IT firm. The deal sees CSC gain access to an award winning Microsoft Business Solutions providers, to offer a range of solutions for clients across the globe. For eBECS, CSC has invested an undisclosed sum to the firm’s expansion needs as well as access to key clients globally. Financial details on the deal have not been disclosed.

eBECS is a Chesterfield Microsoft Business Solutions focused IT firm. The firm, which was founded in 1999, provides a range of services to clients across the UK, leveraging Microsoft Dynamics 365 related solutions, including Operations (AX and NAV ERP), Sales, Marketing, Customer Service (CRM) Project Service Automation, and Analytics, among others. The firm offers clients either on-premises propositions or in the Microsoft Azure intelligent cloud. The firm has won various awards from Microsoft, including this year’s Microsoft UK Partner of the Year 2016.

CSC is a global technology transformation, outsourcing and consulting firm, with more than 66,000 professionals serving clients in more than 60 countries. The firm has more than 100 global alliances with a host of partners.

CSC enters into strategic affiliation agreement with eBECS

The strategic affiliation agreement between CSC and eBECS, will see the partners generate a range of mutual benefits. For CSC the deal provides it with a Channel Delivery Partner for Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions within the UK the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and other areas of EMEA and North America. In addition, eBECS will be licensed as an exclusive delivery partner for CSC’s global Microsoft practice, UXC Eclipse, as well as 2016 Microsoft Dynamics Reseller of the Year in Asia Pacific. eBECS sees direct investment from CSC, the financial terms of which have not been disclosed.

Jim Smith, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CSC's Global Business Services arrm, says, “We look forward to establishing this strong partnership with the eBECS team. As a CSC Strategic Affiliate, eBECS will expand our leading Microsoft practice, giving us the local depth and global reach to service Microsoft centric projects and our clients world-wide.”

The Chief Executive Officer of eBECS, Kevin Hall, adds, “Our customers will have the certainty of a long-term business partner with the skills, experience and infrastructure to deliver a new era in customer service to the Microsoft ecosystem. Our partnership with CSC also extends our ability to offer our services world-wide as true Global Systems Integrators.”

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Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

05 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Grey Consulting has forged a new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of the brightest creative innovators, headquartered at Somerset House, London. The partnership hopes to tap into the experimental community to develop pioneering solutions for Grey Consulting’s clients.

In August 2018, one of the world’s largest design agencies surprised the business world by launching a dedicated consulting outfit. The news came as the two industries continued on their trajectory towards a historic synthesis. The consulting industry has been engaged in a pitched battle with the advertising and design space for the past few years, as the former increasingly encroaches on the territory of the latter via a protracted campaign of mergers and acquisitions; but there had been little traffic moving in the other direction.

At its launch, Grey Consulting was not billed as a direct competitor to established consultancies. However, the firm behind the new entity hopes that its creative experience will give it a competitive edge in winning consulting business from its existing clients. The Grey Group is a global advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York City, and 432 offices in 96 countries, operating in 154 cities. Grey Consulting opened its doors with a view to aiding clients within the areas of business and brand design, innovation and digital transformations.Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

Now, as the firm looks to further expand its footprint in the market, Grey Consulting has unveiled details of a ground-breaking new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of creative innovators headquartered at Somerset House, London. The alignment with Makerversity is hoped to unlock the potential of collaborating with one of the world’s most experimental communities.

Makerversity curates and convenes the best talent across product design, fashion, art and experimental architecture, sustainable materials, IoT, digital manufacturing, and coding. It provides spaces and workshops for professional makers to develop and create their work, supported by Somerset House Trust. The alliance is expected to enable Grey Consulting to develop pioneering solutions for its clients, together with innovators who make something amazing for a living, every day. 

Leo Rayman, Grey Consulting CEO, commented, “This gives our clients the potential to access a network of some of the most diverse and innovative individuals in the world today. Being so tightly connected to a community of makers means we don’t just develop transformational strategies but can quickly realise them in three dimensions. This sets Grey Consulting apart from the pure play strategy houses who are sometimes criticised for not making their thinking real at the pace modern businesses require.” 

Fiona Dent, CEO of Makerversity, added, “Makerversity acts as a catalyst for unexpected encounters, fostering collaborations between an incredible range of the brightest leading creators and innovators. Our experimental approach and engaged members, whose own practice is defining our world, create highly original new outcomes. We are delighted to bring this philosophy to a wider audience and generate interesting projects for Makerversity members through our partnership with Grey Consulting.”