CSC makes strategic investment in eBECS, adding a UK leader to CSC’s global Microsoft practice

 Sydney, AustraliaCSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, announced a partnership with eBECS Ltd., the 2016 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for the United Kingdom.

The two companies have entered into a strategic affiliation arrangement in which eBECS will be CSC’s Channel Delivery Partner for Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions within the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and other areas of EMEA and North America. As part of the agreement, eBECS will be licensed as an exclusive delivery partner for UXC Eclipse, the global Microsoft practice for CSC as well as 2016 Microsoft Dynamics Reseller of the Year in Asia Pacific.

The agreement includes a CSC investment in eBECS. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

UXC Eclipse and eBECS are both focused on delivering end-to-end business management solutions based on Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft Dynamics 365, and its range of business solutions delivered on premise or in the cloud. Together, the depth of consulting skills and Microsoft Business Solutions experience will extend the reach of the CSC’s Microsoft practice across the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and nearby markets.

“We look forward to establishing this strong partnership with the eBECS team,” said Jim Smith, executive vice president and general manager, Global Business Services, CSC. “As a CSC Strategic Affiliate, eBECS will expand our leading Microsoft practice, giving us the local depth and global reach to service Microsoft centric projects and our clients world-wide.”

Sam Sammour, chairman, eBECS, stated, “This is a truly exciting time for our customers, our team of professionals, and the Microsoft community. CSC’s culture, client-centric approach and maturity as a Microsoft Dynamics partner makes CSC an ideal fit for eBECS.”

Kevin Hall, chief executive officer, eBECS, added, “Our customers will have the certainty of a long-term business partner with the skills, experience and infrastructure to deliver a new era in customer service to the Microsoft ecosystem. Our partnership with CSC also extends our ability to offer our services world-wide as true Global Systems Integrators.”

Frank Holland, CVP, Microsoft Business Solutions Sales & Partners said, “eBECS is an example of how Dynamics partners can diversify and scale to deliver customer value across all parts of the Microsoft Intelligent Cloud. This announcement cements CSC, UXC Eclipse and eBECS position as one of the largest and most influential alliances of Microsoft Business Solutions integrators in the world.”

UXC Eclipse is among the top one percent of Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partners internationally. With 600 employees across 14 offices in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada and the United States, UXC Eclipse’s service offerings include applications consulting and project management, applications development, corporate performance management, business process management, business analytics and cloud solutions.

With headquarters in England, eBECS has operations across the United Kingdom, North America, Jordan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For more information on eBECS, go to: www.ebecs.com.

About eBECS Ltd
eBECS is a specialist in total Microsoft Business Solutions. eBECS delivers award-winning, cloud-driven solutions globally for customers in Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail, Services, Not-for-profit and other related sectors.

Tailored to industry and business needs, eBECS’ solutions comprise Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Mobility, Field Service, Data Analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Microsoft Azure (Cloud) and Managed Services.

Each Microsoft solution delivers a digital transformation that is designed to boost business performance and productivity, and day-to-day business data is brought to life by embedded Power BI. This enables eBECS’s customers to streamline and integrate processes, improve customer service, maximise sales, minimise waste, simplify the supply chain and manage customer demands efficiently. eBECS is a global company with a personal touch and takes enormous pride in its large referenceable client base. Visit eBECS at www.ebecs.com.

About UXC Eclipse, a CSC Company
UXC Eclipse, a CSC Company, is a leading provider of intelligent business solutions to the enterprise and mid-market and is in the top 1 percent of Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partners internationally. Established in 1991, UXC Eclipse’s success has been built by providing the highest levels of service and offering a choice of solutions built on the Microsoft platform. UXC Eclipse is renowned for a service culture that delivers a customer retention rate of over 98 percent annually for Microsoft Dynamics customers.

The preferred implementation partner for integrated business solutions, UXC Eclipse’s service offerings include applications consulting and project management, applications development, corporate performance management, business process management, business analytics and cloud solutions.

UXC Eclipse also delivers industry-specific solutions on the Microsoft platform to meet business transformation requirements in Retail, Manufacturing, Asset Management, Wholesale and Distribution and Banking. Visit Eclipse at www.uxceclipse.com.

About CSC
CSC (NYSE: CSC) leads clients on their digital transformation journeys. The company provides innovative next-generation technology services and solutions that leverage deep industry expertise, global scale, technology independence and an extensive partner community. CSC serves leading commercial and international public sector organisations throughout the world. CSC is a Fortune 500 company and ranked among the best corporate citizens. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.

All statements in this press release and in all future press releases that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements.” These statements represent the Company’s intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside the Company’s control. These factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For a written description of these factors, see the section titled “Risk Factors” in CSC’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 3, 2015 and any updating information in subsequent SEC filings. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update these forward-looking statements whether as a result of subsequent event or otherwise, except as required by law.

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CSC launches Sydney Innovation Center and new CTO group

CSC LogoSydney, AustraliaCSC (NYSE: CSC) launched an Innovation Center in its regional headquarters at Macquarie Park, Sydney, building on the company’s strategy to drive further development of next generation technology solutions.

The Innovation Center, which was officially opened by The Hon. Victor Dominello, MP and Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, showcases some of the industry’s leading-edge technology and applications in blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and virtual and augmented reality (AR).

“Our new Innovation Center serves as a hub to incubate technology, and is a ‘prototyping sandbox’ where clients will be able to experience and test the viability of technology solutions firsthand before committing to a large scale implementation,” said CSC managing director Seelan Nayagam. “It will be a showcase for the very latest technology solutions from CSC and our partners.”

The Innovation Center features the following technology and solutions aligned with CSC’s key industry sectors, including:
– Insurance: 360Globalnet – An end-to-end digital claims solution;
– Resources: DAQRI SMART HELMET™ and Microsoft’s latest HoloLens, taking augmented reality into the field and changing the industrial landscape;
– Public Sector: SAP Hybris Public Sector Accelerator, giving citizens a consistent and secure digital experience across any device;
– Healthcare: A new model of digital patient care, changing healthcare from episodic to integrated;
– Banking: 21st Century Banking, giving customers the tools to make their financial lives easier.

In conjunction with the launch of the Innovation Center, CSC also announced a new regional Chief Technology Officer (CTO) group under Sam Johnston, comprised of seven leading subject matter experts responsible for executing CSC’s strategy for next-generation IT offerings and solutions within the ANZ region.

“Almost every C-level executive we engage with wants the assurance that their technology investment is strategically aligned and delivers the utmost value to their business, employees and customers,” Nayagam said. “Our newly launched CTO group are the brain trust of CSC in ANZ. Their thought leadership and deep consulting capabilities will be critical in providing clients with the strategic direction necessary to ensure success on their digital transformation journeys.”

About the Innovation Center

CSC’s Innovation Center’s unique capabilities include:
– Executive Briefing Center: A state-of-the-art facility designed to support the conferences/meeting requirements of clients, partners and employees.
– Innovative Solutions Showcase: A unique showcase designed to demonstrate new and existing technologies developed by CSC, its clients and partners as well as CSC’s industry-leading global service offerings.
– Prototyping Sandbox: Designed to serve as a workshop for prototyping innovative IT solutions prior to committing to investment, the Prototyping Sandbox serves as an outlet for sharing knowledge about new products, offerings and trends.

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About CSC
CSC (NYSE: CSC) leads clients on their digital transformation journeys. The company provides innovative next-generation technology services and solutions that leverage deep industry expertise, global scale, technology independence and an extensive partner community. CSC serves leading commercial and international public sector organisations throughout the world. CSC is a Fortune 500 company and ranked among the best corporate citizens. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.

CSC first to offer 360Globalnet self-serve digital claims technology in Australia and New Zealand

CSC LogoSydney, AustraliaCSC (NYSE: CSC) announced it will unveil, for the first time in Australia and New Zealand, 360Globalnet’s self-serve digital insurance claims technology, enabling customers to easily manage the end-to-end claims process via the Internet.

Showcasing the joint solution at an Australian Banking & Finance event in Sydney, Michael Neary, head of Insurance, CSC Australia and New Zealand, said, “The capabilities we are demonstrating will redefine the customer experience in claims management. Our collaboration with 360Globalnet will put customers in control of their own claims using smart features such as streaming video, data analytics and fraud detection – all designed with a view of improving customer experience and satisfaction.”

In March 2016, CSC and 360Globalnet, a UK-based digital insurance solutions provider, announced a new relationship, which included a strategic investment by CSC in 360Globalnet.

Under the terms of the agreement, CSC has exclusive worldwide rights to resell to the insurance industry all 360Globalnet offerings including the company’s advanced digital, cloud-based claims solutions.

CSC will also provide systems integration services for 360Globalnet’s self-serve digital claims technology, which delivers unique and complementary capabilities in self-service, intelligent systems, smart mobile devices, live-streaming video, data analytics and fraud detection. 360Globalnet’s offerings can shorten the time to claim settlement from days to hours, while also helping to reduce fraud and equipping decision makers with improved performance data.

Donald Light, director, Property/Casualty Practice, North America for Celent, said, “Insurers have always wanted to make the claim process fast, claimant-friendly and accurate. Giving a claimant digital tools to take charge of a claim should reduce cycle time, increase claimant satisfaction, lower loss adjustment expenses, and may even mitigate some instances of fraud.”

Paul Stanley, CEO, 360Globalnet, said, “What if everyone involved in the settlement of a claim, from the first notice of loss to repair, had all the real-time data they needed in front of them – text, images and video – moments after it occurred? Seamless, real-time visibility across the claims process is a winning proposition for insurers that can be implemented with low up-front costs, minimal disruption to existing software and short implementation times.”

Among the new as-as-service capabilities CSC will be reselling through this new agreement are cloud-hosted web services that enable policyholders to report and manage their claims online; a video platform facilitating the capture, secure hosting and dissemination of videos and images; live video streaming services, and a data analytics package. More information can be found at www.360globalnet.com.

CSC is a leader in the provision of software, services and outsourcing to the insurance industry. CSC leverages its extensive software capability to build services and deliver next-generation technology to insurance industry customers globally helping them build new digital businesses and transform their current operations. Learn more about CSC’s claims solutions. Read about CSC’s perspective on the key shifts marking the path to digital insurance.

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About CSC
CSC (NYSE: CSC) leads clients on their digital transformation journeys. The company provides innovative next-generation technology services and solutions that leverage deep industry expertise, global scale, technology independence and an extensive partner community. CSC serves leading commercial and international public sector organisations throughout the world. CSC is a Fortune 500 company and ranked among the best corporate citizens. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.

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