Today, Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Thailand Limited announced the acquisition of Thailand-based SAP consultancy Innovation Consulting Services (ICS). This strategic move significantly bolsters Fujitsu’s SAP capabilities in the Asia Pacific region, marking an important step in the company’s aggressive growth agenda.
Fujitsu’s Strategic M&A Moves
“This marks the 7th acquisition by Fujitsu Limited since 2021,” as per the official statement. These acquisitions are part of Fujitsu’s programmatic M&A strategy, which aims to establish Fujitsu as a global leader in Digital Transformation. Graeme Beardsell, CEO of Fujitsu Asia Pacific, articulated:
“SAP is a key pillar of our growth strategy and our global KFAs, significantly contributing to our customers’ Digital Transformation (DX) and Sustainability Transformation (SX) journeys.”
The Impact on Fujitsu’s Portfolio
Fujitsu’s acquisition of ICS, founded in 2002, will serve as a vital asset in the transformation of the company’s portfolio. Specifically, the acquired expertise will contribute to “Business Applications,” one of Fujitsu’s seven Key Focus Areas (KFAs) under its global Uvance portfolio.
Strengthening Regional SAP Capabilities
Fujitsu aims to strengthen its SAP services in ASEAN countries. Graeme Beardsell added, “This acquisition will also allow Fujitsu to accelerate the establishment of our Asia Pacific SAP Community of Skills and enhance the capability of our Global Delivery Centres (GDC) in the ASEAN market.”
The Future of ICS and Fujitsu
The acquisition holds promising prospects for both companies. Panadda Promwongsak, CEO of ICS, expressed enthusiasm, saying, “The acquisition by Fujitsu will help us expand our end-to-end cloud capability, consulting, and managed services to new markets and geographies.”
The acquisition of Innovation Consulting Services promises to be a game-changer for Fujitsu’s SAP capabilities in the Asia Pacific region. As both companies join forces, the possibilities for digital and sustainable transformation in the industry seem limitless. We’d love to hear your thoughts on how this acquisition could reshape the SAP consulting landscape. Feel free to leave a comment below!