UXC Eclipse acquires Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft BI divisions of Koorb Consulting

UXC Eclipse LogoOctober 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.

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About UXC Eclipse
UXC Eclipse is a leading provider of intelligent business solutions to the enterprise and mid-market.

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.

UXC Eclipse winning in retail

UXC Eclipse LogoUXC Eclipse a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics business solutions to the enterprise and midmarket sector, is achieving global success with its push in the retail sector.

Bradley Stroop, Chief Executive Officer, UXC Eclipse, said, “We have secured over $20m of business in the last four months within the retail sector with contracts in North America and Australia. We started our push and investment into the retail sector 24 months ago and with support from Microsoft, we have developed strong market leadership and secured significant wins based on our retail solutions, experience and delivery reputation. What is exciting is the size of customers approaching us for retail solutions, the win rate that we are achieving and the size of the market opportunity.”

UXC Eclipse’s recent contracts in North America include the Microsoft Dynamics AX Point of Sale (POS) implementation for the Jean Coutu Group, one of the biggest drug store chains in North America with 400 franchises across Canada. Contracts have also been exchanged with Bartell Drugs, a pharmacy chain with more than 60 stores across Western Washington. Bartell Drugs will implement Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail for more than 1,380 users and devices including full ERP, financials, warehousing, distribution and POS.

Other North American retailers supported by UXC Eclipse include DAVIDs Tea, Carols Daughter, Sherry-Lehmann Wines & Spirits and brands such as Everlast and David’s Bridal.

Following on from our success in North America, recent contracts in Australia include Queensland-based Cornetts Supermarkets, an independently-operated supermarket chain with 34 Supa IGA stores across Queensland and Jeanswest where UXC Eclipse is implementing their new retail apparel ERP solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail and K3 AXIS Fashion. Once implemented this solution will provide a single ERP system across all Jeanswest franchises.

Bradley Stroop said, “The success we are having recognises the strong solutions developed between UXC Eclipse, the depth of Microsoft technology and third party solution providers in the retail market and the relationship that customer’s value in terms of industry experience and predictable outcomes.

“Today’s retail landscape offers unprecedented opportunities, especially for our growing North
American business. Customers expect more from their retail experience, with the industry advancing over recent years to now empowering customers through technology. These customers expect a true omni‐channel experience with a personal touch. The right ERP system and supply chain is critical for retailers to be proactive and respond to this market need, as well as being able to deliver the new “Digital” experience to customers.”

“We expect to continue to see strong growth in the retail sector, especially in North America with the Microsoft Dynamics and Azure platform, as retailers move to become more competitive and efficient in the customer acquisition and supply chain process.”

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About UXC Eclipse
UXC Eclipse is a leading provider of intelligent business solutions to the enterprise and mid-market.

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

UXC Eclipse recognised as winner for 2015 Microsoft Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year

UXC Eclipse LogoSydney, Australia — UXC Eclipse announced it has won the 2015 Microsoft Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year Award. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Bradley Stroop, Chief Executive Office, UXC Eclipse, said, “This award demonstrates the commitment of UXC Eclipse in providing unique Microsoft Dynamics solutions to customers in the retail industry.

“In the last four months we have secured over $20m of business within the retail sector with contracts in North America and Australia. We started our push and investment into the retail sector 24 months ago, and with support from Microsoft, we have developed strong market leadership and secured significant wins based on our retail solutions, experience and delivery reputation. What is exciting is the size of customers approaching us for retail solutions, the win rate we are achieving and the size of the market opportunities.”

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,300 entrants from 108 different countries worldwide. UXC Eclipse was recognised for providing outstanding solutions and services in Microsoft Dynamics.

The Microsoft Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year Award recognises a partner that excels in providing innovative and unique solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics to customers in a specific industry.

“This year’s award winners are among the most innovative and valuable our partner ecosystem has to offer. Therefore, it came as no surprise that UXC Eclipse was named among that group as this year’s winner of the 2015 Microsoft Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year award,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “We applaud UXC Eclipse on this achievement and for the outstanding value it continues to provide for our mutual customers.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.

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About UXC Eclipse
UXC Eclipse is a leading provider of intelligent business solutions to the enterprise and mid-market.

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

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