Dimension Data snaps up SAP commerce specialist e2y

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Dimension Data has acquired digital commerce consultancy e2y to help boost its digital transformation projects, specifically in the e-commerce sector.

The SAP partner will bring a new perspective on the existing systems integration, managed services and digital infrastructure Dimension Data already focuses on, and will form part of the systems integrator and managed services business's Digital Business Solutions portfolio.

“With the future of commerce being firmly focused on the experience of trading online, and our Digital Business Solutions portfolio centered on driving innovation for our clients, our investment in e2y will bring our clients closer to their customers on these advanced commercial platforms," Scott Gibson, group executive for digital business solutions at Dimension Data, said.

He added that the acquisition, which will close for an undisclosed sum this year, will allow Dimension Data to help its existing international clients explore the e-commerce arena, whether it's something they're already doing or wish to do in the future.

"The strength of e2y in the UK and Europe, combined with Dimension Data’s presence in the Middle East and Africa, the Americas and Asia Pacific, will open up new markets for our clients to leverage a truly compelling digital commerce solution."

Laurent Christen, CEO at e2y, added that joining forces with Dimension Data would also have great benefits for its clients.

“The digitisation of goods and services disrupts established business models and existing value chains, enabling new models to emerge," Christen said. "e2y is a pioneer in digital innovation for commerce and marketplaces. We deliver solutions for our clients aiming to improve their customer experience and achieve growth. We’re excited to be joining forces with Dimension Data."

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