Bangalore, India - June 4, 2015:
Wipro (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced a strategic alliance and partnership for its Microsoft Licensing Solution Provider (LSP) business in India with COMPAREX, a global IT service provider specializing in software procurement, license management and technology consulting. Wipro has been one of the largest Microsoft LSPs in India for over a decade.
With the licensing industry constantly maturing, the need to focus on core competencies such as providing IT and business services, managing client relationships etc. has intensified. Wipro has therefore formed a partnership alliance with COMPAREX India, to provide the back-office support for its Microsoft LSP business in India. This enables Wipro to focus on its customers with a resource-specific approach and ensures its ownership of the entire customer relationship.
Soumitro Ghosh, Chief Executive, Wipro Infotech said, "This partnership will undoubtedly increase the focus on growth strategies for both COMPAREX India and Wipro along with providing value to the Microsoft LSP customers in India."
COMPAREX operates as an LSP in India and various other countries, thereby bringing in robustness and transactional efficiency to Microsoft LSP operations and leverage Wipro for its expertise in Microsoft Services.
"COMPAREX entered the India market only four years ago, and since then we have established ourselves as a leading, trusted national provider of Microsoft solutions." said John Havlick, Executive Vice President, Americas & Asia Pacific, COMPAREX. "This Alliance with Wipro is a testament to our rapid rise in this strategic market, allowing both Wipro and COMPAREX to focus on delivering the core value propositions to the joint customer base."
COMPAREX is a global IT service provider specializing in software procurement, license management and technical product consulting. With a track record spanning thirty years, COMPAREX serves public-sector bodies as well as SMEs, industrial companies and large international corporations. Its portfolio includes software licenses from more than 3,000 vendors as well as consultancy and professional services. The COMPAREX Group employs around 2,000 people at CA. 80 sites in now 31 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. In fiscal year 2013/14 the Group generated revenue exceeding USD2.0 billion. The company was founded in Leipzig, Germany over 25 years ago.
About Wipro Ltd.
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Business Process Services company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of over 150,000, serving clients in 175+ cities across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com
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