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Infosys to buy American firm to boost cloud capabilities

Infosys Ltd is planning to acquire Simplus, one of the fastest growing Salesforce platinum partners in the US and Australia for up to US$ 250 million during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020. It is being hoped that this acquisition will strengthen Infosys’ position as an end-to-end Salesforce enterprise cloud solutions and services provider, providing clients with the necessary capabilities for cloud-first digital transformation.

“Simplus brings to Infosys globally recognized Salesforce expertise, industry knowledge, solution assets, deep ecosystem relationships and a broad clientele, across a variety of industries including high-tech, financial services, retail, healthcare, life sciences and manufacturing,” Infosys stated. Further, since Simplus has offices across North America, Sydney, Melbourne, London, and a large delivery centre in Manila, Infosys will be able to enhance its global presence.

This comes at a time when Cognizant too made two strategic acquisitions by acquiring the French operations of Paris-based EI-Technologies and Atlanta-based Code Zero Consulting last week. This will help Cognizant to strengthen its cloud capabilities and Salesforce practice.