New York, United States & Bangalore, Karnataka, India:
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire LeanSwift Solutions, a Florida, US headquartered system integrator of Infor Products whose service capabilities include ERP, e-commerce, digital transformation, supply chain, warehouse management systems, business intelligence and integrations.
LeanSwift has development offices across US, Sweden and India and its strong portfolio of clients span multiple industries, including manufacturing, distribution, chemicals, fashion, and food & beverages. Their core business is providing consulting, business solutions and technical services to customers in the Infor space. They have been recognized by Infor as Innovation Partner of the Year – North America in 2020 and with the Innovation Award in 2018.
The acquisition aligns with Wipro’s strategy to invest and expand its cloud transformation business through Wipro FullStride Cloud Services. LeanSwift through its capabilities in both the consulting and implementation space, will complement Wipro’s Infor cloud practice, and will also establish Wipro as a market leader in the Infor industry cloud services. The combined entity will provide Wipro an edge in key transformation deals, especially in the manufacturing and distribution industry, combining Infor CloudSuite and broader cloud-native digital capabilities.
Harish Dwarkanhalli, President – Applications & Data, iDEAS, Wipro Limited said, “We are happy to welcome LeanSwift to the Wipro family. Wipro’s deep domain capabilities and integrated cloud portfolio under Wipro FullStride Cloud Services, combined with LeanSwift’s strong Infor credentials, brings a unique value proposition for our customers to drive digital transformation based on Infor’s industry cloud platforms. This acquisition will establish a strong, industry-focused Infor Practice that will help us win large deals in the Cloud ERP space.”
Anise Madh, Chief Executive Officer, LeanSwift said, “We are very proud of our team and we sincerely thank our customers through this incredible journey. We are very excited to join the Wipro team. Over the last 10 years, LeanSwift has gathered deep functional and technical expertise working across the globe for various customers. We have built value added products and carved a niche for ourselves in the industry as an Infor services specialist. Our complementary capabilities and shared vision will drive change in the industries that we serve, find new growth opportunities for our employees, and help our clients realize value.”
Paul Krebs, CIO and Chief Transformation Officer, Koch Industries said, “Wipro has been one of our strategic partners in our transformation journey leveraging Infor CloudSuite products. I am pleased to learn about their continued investment in the Infor Cloud space. It showcases Wipro’s commitment towards strengthening their Infor capabilities and thereby serving their and Infor’s customers better.”
Deanna Gibbs Lanier, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Growth and Partnerships, Infor said, “Wipro is one of the premier global system integrators in the Infor ecosystem, with a common goal to support customers throughout their business transformation journey. Infor is at the forefront of providing transformational micro-verticalized products and we are experiencing significant traction in this space. We are thrilled that Wipro and LeanSwift are coming together to deliver the best of Infor Solutions to our current customers and new Infor cloud adopters. We look forward to fostering a stronger relationship with Wipro to grow Infor’s presence in the enterprise cloud business, more precisely in manufacturing and distribution industries.”
The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close before the end of the quarter ending March 31, 2022.
About Wipro LimitedWipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 220,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.
About LeanSwift SolutionsLeanSwift is a global leader in e-commerce and Mobile solutions for Infor customers in Manufacturing, Distribution, Food & Beverage and Fashion.
LeanSwift has a pool of experts who have been delivering ERP solutions and integrations for over 10 years. They offer customers profitable propositions by streamlining processes, enhance operational performance and provide fit-for-purpose solutions. The core of their business is to provide Business Solutions and Technical Services for Infor products. They have improved business processes for their customers including order entry, supply chain, planning, reporting, finance, analysis etc. by effectively using their experience of implementing more than 500+ projects in this space.
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