ProQuest Consulting Acquires Melbourne based In the Cloud
Sydney , Australia – June 21st 2012
ProQuest Consulting, a Cloud Services Provider that enables Australian enterprises to move key business processes and infrastructure into the cloud has acquired Melbourne-based company In the Cloud.
The acquisition brings additional deep expertise in Salesforce.com implementation and integration to ProQuest, complemented by a physical presence in Melbourne, Victoria.
This is further enhanced by In the Cloud’s enviable reputation as Australia’s Service Cloud experts at customers such as Smartsalary, one of Australia’s largest outsourced salary packaging companies.
This acquisition emphasises ProQuest’s rapid growth in the cloud services market, with a strong story of customer adoption and successful implementations.
Founded in 2007, ProQuest has built an excellent reputation as Australia’s fastest growing Salesforce and Amazon Web Services cloud specialist. The company now has offices in Sydney and Melbourne, and has served more than 50 customers in Australia including companies such as Vodafone (VHA), Swann Insurance, Programmed Facilities Management, Carsguide, Our Deal and Scoopon.
In the Cloud’s experienced team and leading edge customers fit well within the ProQuest world. Their Salesforce certified Service Cloud consultants will join ProQuest’s existing team of more than 30 employees.
By combining ProQuest’s experience with In the Cloud’s Service Cloud expertise, Australian customers will have a proven cloud-focused partner with the certified and experienced consultants required for larger, more complex projects.
The acquisition will allow ProQuest to further transform and empower customers to deliver social enterprise success across the Salesforce suite of products from Sales Cloud, Service Cloud and with the force.com and Heroku platforms.
The transaction is effective immediately.
Clive Roberts will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the new company and Steve Sacks from In the Cloud will be Chief Operating Officer.
Comments on the News:
“We’re thrilled to expand our reach into a broader Australian geography through the acquisition of “In the Cloud (ITC)” said Clive Roberts, CEO of ProQuest Consulting. “ITC have been delivering innovative implementations of Salesforce social enterprise solutions into key customers. ProQuest has created a rapidly growing practice by addressing the increasing demand for both Salesforce and Amazon Web Services deployments. This acquisition delivers accelerated growth, key skill sets, and Service Cloud certifications. It also enhances our tried and tested delivery frameworks to further advance our work with major Australian enterprises seeking strategic cloud solutions.”
“It’s very exciting to join forces with ProQuest,” said Steve Sacks, MD of In The Cloud. “Our combined businesses have the largest number of certified Salesforce.com consultants and developers in Australia, extends our geographical reach and will enable us to rapidly grow new services for cloud based applications and infrastructure.”
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