SOURCE: Cloud Sherpas

Cloud Sherpas

May 15, 2013 07:30 ET

Cloud Sherpas Predicts Massive Growth for ServiceNow Business Unit

Its Integration of Navigis, Acquired in December, Now Complete, Cloud Sherpas Says Sales in Its ServiceNow Division Will Increase 150% in 2013 and Headcount Will Double

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - May 15, 2013) - Cloud Sherpas, one of the world's largest independent cloud service brokers, recently became the first company to earn Preferred Partner status with ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) and now boasts over 300 ServiceNow customers, setting up a huge business opportunity for the firm in 2013. The multi-faceted company, whose ServiceNow business unit includes brand name clients Juniper Networks, Equinix, REI, Synaptics, Sephora and Gymboree, is projecting eight-figure sales and 150% revenue growth this year, which would cement Cloud Sherpas' position as the most accomplished ServiceNow partner in the world.

Cloud Sherpas launched its ServiceNow division in December 2012 following the acquisition of Colorado-based Navigis, Inc., a ServiceNow partner since 2006. Five months after the purchase, Cloud Sherpas has successfully completed the integration of Navigis' people and programs. The unit, led by former Navigis CEO Philip Sidebottom, is focused on helping SMBs to Global 2000 companies across industries adopt, manage and enhance ServiceNow. The ServiceNow business unit offers a range of services, including implementation, integration, training, application development, staff augmentation and license management, and is highly regarded by clients worldwide for its experience, scope of services and expertise.

The acquisition of Navigis provided Cloud Sherpas a strong foothold in the rapidly growing IT service management market, while also complementing the firm's longstanding, multi-national, highly successful Google and Salesforce.com business units. In February 2013 Cloud Sherpas was named Global Partner of the Year 2012: Apps Implementation for the second year in a row by Google, and the company is a Salesforce.com Platinum partner on three continents. Across business units, Cloud Sherpas has migrated over 5,000 organizations to the cloud since 2007. In December the firm announced that worldwide revenue for 2013 would exceed $100 million.

Cloud Sherpas has charted an ambitious growth path for its ServiceNow business unit in 2013. Recent accolades, milestones and upcoming plans for the division include:

Industry Recognition - Cloud Sherpas is the first organization to earn Preferred Partner status with ServiceNow. The achievement, based on factors including annual revenue, staff certifications and long-term customer satisfaction, demonstrates Cloud Sherpas' leadership selling, implementing and supporting ServiceNow.

Customer Success - Cloud Sherpas has helped 300-plus organizations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East deploy ServiceNow software. Other key accounts include Juniper Networks, Equinix, REI, Synaptics, Sephora, Gymboree and UCLA.

International Expansion - Cloud Sherpas has strategized and planned significant growth of the ServiceNow Business Unit in the overseas market in 2013. By leveraging the existing operations in Dubai, Phillippines and Singapore the company will provide services, support and resale of the ServiceNow solution in these markets. This will position Cloud Sherpas as one of the only partners that can truly boast global coverage and support.

"ServiceNow is one of the most successful cloud software companies in the world and we are very excited to be their top partner," said Sidebottom. "In a very short time we have built a strong business around ServiceNow that we fully expect will grow to become a significant portion of Cloud Sherpas' revenue as more companies move to cloud IT management software from legacy solutions. Cloud Sherpas is all about helping companies make these transitions and maximize their return on investment. Our close ties to ServiceNow is a key part of the process."

About Cloud Sherpas
Cloud Sherpas is the two-time Google Enterprise Partner of the Year for Google Apps, a Platinum salesforce.com partner and the first ServiceNow partner to reach Preferred partner status globally. As one of the world's leading cloud services brokerages we've helped over 5,000 customers adopt, manage and enhance cloud solutions from Google, salesforce.com, ServiceNow and other leading cloud vendors. Whether working with a global retailer to help them make their business more connected and collaborative, helping a financial services firm better manage their customer relationships, or consolidating global IT to a single system of record, Cloud Sherpas has the track record and trust of its partners to help the world's largest organizations leverage the cloud and respond with agility to the rapid consumerization of IT. Cloud Sherpas is headquartered in Atlanta, GA with offices throughout the United States and operations in Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. For more information visit www.cloudsherpas.com.

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