SOURCE: Appirio


May 02, 2013 05:00 ET

Appirio Continues European Growth as Cloud Adoption Picks Up in the Region

Global Professional Services Provider Grows European Business, Sees Customers Using Multiple Cloud Solutions to Transform Their Business

LONDON--(Marketwired - May 2, 2013) - Appirio, a global cloud services provider, today announced multiple customer wins in the European market including Kaplan, Sportingbet and Wood Mackenzie. Appirio is helping these organisations, and global brands including McGraw-Hill, transition to a more agile technology infrastructure, improving core business processes using cloud platforms.

Appirio established its European presence in 2011 and has spent the last two years building a strong customer base in the region. It has seen demand for its services increase rapidly in both its existing Salesforce business, as well as within the HCM and talent management space with Workday and Cornerstone OnDemand. In particular, growth is being fuelled by customer acquisitions in the retail, finance and media sectors.

"We are starting to see increased adoption of cloud, mobile and social technologies in Europe, as organisations look for new ways to engage customers and improve businesses processes. Speed is of the essence when implementing these new platforms. Organisations want to see business impact in months rather than years so they can respond to challenges in a timely manner," said Lori Williams, general manager, Europe at Appirio. "We are focused on helping businesses become more agile, developing cloud strategies that can be rolled out quickly to help our clients out-maneuver the competition. Agility really is becoming the currency of the new economy."

Appirio is committed to expanding its European presence with a focus on growing its core capabilities in human capital management, customer relationship management and collaboration. To better serve its local market, Appirio recently opened a new office in London located at Stratford Place.

The company is also increasing investment in its Cloud Enablement Suite, Cloud Management and CloudSpokes crowdsourcing community.

About Appirio
Appirio is a global services provider who uses crowdsourcing and cloud, social and mobile technology to help enterprises reimagine their business and become more agile. Appirio brings together technology expertise with a deep understanding of the way people work, and the nearly limitless skills of a crowdsourcing community of 70,000+ developers, to help enterprises transform relationships with their customers, partners and workforce. Appirio has worked with more than 500 enterprises, including organizations like Facebook, Intuit, Japan Post Network, L'Oreal, McGraw-Hill, NetApp, The Four Seasons, and Virgin America. The company is backed by Sequoia Capital, GGV Capital and General Atlantic.

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