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Avanade to acquire KCS.NET

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Avanade has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire KCS.net and its subsidiaries (including Infoman AG), headquartered in St. Gallen, Switzerland. With approximately 300 employees, KCS.net is one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics AX/ERP partners in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and a leading Microsoft Dynamics CRM partner.

The acquisition will further enhance Avanade’s Microsoft Dynamics capabilities, which include enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and data and analytics. Clients looking to increase business productivity improve customer insight and relationships, and drive growth will benefit from the strengthened services, technology skills, industry expertise and delivery experience of the most specialised Microsoft Dynamics professionals in the region.

Robert Goegele, Avanade general manager for the region, which includes Germany, Switzerland and Austria, says, “With KCS.net as part of the Avanade family, our clients will have access to a significantly increased on-shore expertise and track record in the areas of Dynamics AX and CRM. In addition, the.NET and Collaboration capabilities of KCS.net strengthen our practice in Avanade. When we combine this with our existing solutions and our near and offshore capabilities, we are uniquely positioned to help our clients realise even better business results.”

Kay Laukat, CEO at KCS.net, says, “We are looking forward to being part of the strong and future oriented team of Avanade. This will be the next step toward expanding our service and product portfolio for clients. As part of Avanade we will be able to offer new opportunities and perspectives to our employees and together we’ll strengthen our excellent market position in the region.” KCS.net has been a Microsoft Gold Certified partner since 2004 and now holds the Microsoft Gold Certification for Enterprise Resource Planning, Content & Collaboration and Customer Relationship Management. It is also a member of the Inner Circle and President‘s Club of Microsoft Dynamics.

The financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. This acquisition is subject to closing conditions, and regulatory approvals.