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By Jo Whittle
4 March 2021

It has been announced that Sapphire Systems, a leading digital operating platform provider, has acquired Berkshire-based cloud computing consultancy InCloud Solutions – a mutually beneficial partnership that is excellent news for the growing cloud market.

InCloud Solutions, a specialist in the mid-market cloud ERP solution SAP Business ByDesign, has gone from start-up to joining forces with established player Sapphire, in under 10 years.


The deal will allow leading technology provider Sapphire to strengthen capabilities and consolidate its position as a market-leading SAP partner. As part of Sapphire’s strategy to accelerate growth both organically and through acquisitions, the purchase will expand the company’s Business ByDesign expertise and help consolidate its position as a market-leading SAP partner.

In Cloud Solutions managing director Bob Atkinson said, “We are delighted to become part of the Sapphire team; we slot perfectly into their culture, strategy and vision as we strive to help our clients accelerate their shift away from current processes towards a digitally operated and cohesive future.”

InCloud Solutions is a hugely successful and well-respected SAP Business ByDesign partner and carries an impressive portfolio of SAP-aligned products from which Sapphire will be able to further strengthen its Business ByDesign capabilities and benefit from a team of highly skilled employees.

Sapphire will accelerate InCloud’s growth through its scale and reach, complemented with an expanded portfolio enabling a deeper engagement with their clients as they execute their digital transformation journey.

With agility and responsiveness crucial to business success in 2021 and beyond, SAP Business ByDesign provides an intelligent, end-to-end, cloud-based ERP solution that can flex and scale for the long term. Through providing the right information at the right time, SAP Business ByDesign allows businesses to become agile enough to stand firm in the face of adversity, turning challenges into opportunities and reaping valuable, profitable rewards in the process.

Supported by Horizon Capital, this latest deal represents Sapphire’s third deal of 2021 as part of its strategy to fast-track growth organically and through acquisition. Following Sapphire’s recent acquisitions of ITOM Solution and Pioneer B1, this latest purchase aligns the company’s vision to become a leader in the provision of digital operating platforms and enterprise software applications.

“2021 has got off to an exceptionally busy start for us and we’re incredibly excited to announce our third acquisition of the year, SAP Business ByDesign specialist, InCloud Solutions,” comments Ian Caswell, CEO, Sapphire Systems. “As part of the accelerated growth strategy we announced last year, this latest acquisition will strengthen and expand our SAP practice, bringing further expertise and experience to our growing client base.”

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