October 1, 2015 – UXC Eclipse (New Zealand) Ltd, a leading provider of intelligent business solutions to the enterprise and mid-market, has announced the acquisition of selected assets, which are the Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) divisions (KAX), of Koorb Consulting (1999) Ltd in New Zealand. UXC Eclipse is a wholly owned subsidiary of UXC Limited.
Koorb Consulting is a highly successful Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner with 16 years history in the New Zealand market. Koorb has built a customer base of more than 90 Microsoft Dynamics AX and BI sites.
Bradley Stroop, CEO, UXC Eclipse, said, “There are great synergies between UXC Eclipse and the Koorb Consulting business. This acquisition sees two very similar businesses come together, both with a Microsoft Dynamics AX and BI focus, and significant market presence.
“Today’s acquisition positions UXC Eclipse as the largest Microsoft Dynamics AX partner in New Zealand and one of the top two largest AX partners globally. Expanding the New Zealand business will bring the global UXC Eclipse team to well over 600 people and customer numbers to over 2,700 globally.”
UXC Eclipse has been established in New Zealand since 2006 with a strong Microsoft Dynamics GP and NAV practice. The addition of the Koorb Microsoft Dynamics AX and BI divisions presents an opportunity for the company to leverage its existing New Zealand, Australian and Pacific ecosystem and infrastructure to support further business growth.
Nicholas Birch, joint managing director, Koorb Consulting, said, “With international reach and a broader range of solutions and services, UXC Eclipse offers a strong base that will take the Koorb AX and BI business divisions to the next level of growth. The company is well-placed to support existing customers with international sites in Australia and North America.”
Paul McDowell-Hook, joint managing director, Koorb Consulting, said, “This is an exciting time for our teams in the AX and BI divisions as they become part of a large, highly successful global company with a history of sustained growth, high levels of customer satisfaction and staff retention.”
Cris Nicolli, managing director, UXC, said, “In the last 18 months, UXC Eclipse made two significant acquisitions in North America, growing the company in the United States to over 200 people with local revenues currently at $68m. Today’s acquisition sees a renewed focus on the APAC region, where we have always been highly successful. It will cement UXC Eclipse’s position as the largest Microsoft Dynamics AX partner in New Zealand, expanding the business with more than 50 staff and over 200 local customers.”
Bradley Stroop said, “Microsoft Dynamics AX is the flagship enterprise and upper-midmarket ERP solution for Microsoft and one of its fastest growing product lines. With more than 55 per cent of UXC Eclipse’s revenue expected to come from the AX product suite in FY2016, this acquisition supports the strategic direction of the business.”
UXC Eclipse will integrate the Koorb Dynamics AX and BI professional services teams within its existing New Zealand professional services infrastructure. Koorb and UXC Eclipse will continue to work collaboratively in the local market with a preferred partner relationship. Moving forward Koorb will focus on its Microsoft CRM and SharePoint business streams.
The finalisation of the transaction is still subject to completion of key arrangements and signing of documents.
Established in 1991, UXC Eclipse’s success has been built by providing the highest levels of service and offering a choice of solutions from leading software vendors. UXC Eclipse also delivers industry-specific (vertical) solutions on the Microsoft platform to meet ERP and CRM requirements.
UXC Eclipse’s service offerings include applications business consulting & project management, applications development, corporate performance management and business process management.
With a team of over 600 people across 16 international offices (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada and the United States), UXC Eclipse is committed to supporting over 2,700 customers.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.uxceclipse.com.au
About Koorb Consulting
Established in 1999, Koorb Consulting is a 100% privately owned New Zealand company specialising in Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM, Microsoft BI and SharePoint. The company has offices in Auckland, Wellington. Christchurch, Dunedin and Melbourne, Australia.
Over the last 16 years Koorb built the largest Dynamics AX practice in New Zealand, winning numerous industry awards. Koorb’s BI practice is dedicated to maximizing the value the company’s AX customers achieve from their investment.
The Koorb CRM practice, established in 2012, has a rapidly growing and highly talented consulting team and an high-profile customer base. Awards won include Microsoft NZ Partner Award for CRM 2013 and Microsoft NZ Partner Award for Innovative Technology for Good Citizenship 2015. Koorb’s SharePoint practice provides solutions which are recognized for their ability to exceed customer expectations.
Koorb is a Microsoft Gold Partner for both Dynamics CRM and SharePoint.