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CenturyLink acquires leading SAP solutions provider

10 Jan 17

In a move to further enhance its application transformation capabilities, CenturyLink has acquired SEAL Consulting.

A leading SAP solutions provider for enterprise-wide business and technology needs SEAL expands CenturyLink's commitment to the SAP ecosystem and to providing integrated application/infrastructure solutions.

"We are excited to continue enhancing CenturyLink's IT Solutions and SAP capabilities through the addition of SEAL Consulting," says Girish Varma, president of global IT services and new market development at CenturyLink.

"This acquisition significantly expands our existing integrated SAP solutions, leveraging our hosting and cloud infrastructures to add broader SAP implementation and application managed services capabilities to our portfolio. The acquisition also gives us deeper expertise in several additional industry verticals."

CenturyLink is a global premium supplier partner with SAP, offering premium supplier services for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.

"SEAL has been successfully providing a comprehensive suite of services around SAP's product portfolio and, with CenturyLink's acquisition, we now have a partner even more tightly aligned with SAP's strategy," explains Robert Enslin, member of Executive Board, SAP SE, and president, Global Customer Operations.

"SAP is making bold investments to empower businesses to Run Simple, and we believe the combination of CenturyLink and SEAL Consulting will further this mission to our joint customers globally."

"SEAL's mission has always been to keep clients ahead in fast-changing environments by offering services ranging from implementations to post-implementation support and outsourcing," adds Badal Patel, president and CEO, SEAL Consulting.

"Our new home at CenturyLink enables us to continue executing on this vision and is exciting for our customers, partners and employees. Together, we will focus on solving business problems and delivering innovation."

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