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Hitachi Solutions buys Canadian firm Ideaca
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Hitachi Solutions buys Canadian firm Ideaca 

Ideaca provides management consulting, deployment and support services to businesses in a number of industries. Its portfolio includes enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, collaboration, cloud computing, custom development and integration, customer relationship management, application infrastructure and mobility. Under the recent acquisition agreement, Ideaca becomes part of Hitachi Solutions Canada.

Mike Gillis, COO of Hitachi Solutions America’s Business Solution Group, comments on how the acquisition will boost the company’s Canadian presence.   

“This strategic acquisition underscores Hitachi Solutions’ commitment to meeting the unique needs of the Canadian market,” says Gillis. “Ideaca’s proven leadership and reputation for delivering benefit-driven solutions is an ideal fit for our expansion. As we combine our strengths with their strong management consulting, post-implementation support and renowned business intelligence practice, we can rapidly expand our capabilities and extend the lifetime value of our client engagements.

Hitachi Solutions says that Canada is a key geography for the company because of its “strong business outlook” and well-educated workforce. In April of this year, the company opened a Canadian subsidiary, to be more responsive to its existing Canadian clients.  

Muneer Hirji will be appointed as president to lead the new entity, and will report to Gillis.

“Ideaca is extremely pleased to join a global brand with the outstanding caliber of Hitachi Solutions,” explains Hirji. “We look forward to integrating our experience and strengthening our synergies to bring great industry-focused solutions to both regionally-focused and multinational companies throughout Canada. With its long history of technology excellence, industry leadership and employee-driven culture, Hitachi Solutions will make a great home for our employees.”

In addition, Hitachi will expand its distribution of industry solutions built upon Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics AX.  

“With this acquisition, Hitachi Solutions is now even better positioned to elevate Microsoft Dynamics solutions and services available to clients throughout Canada,” says Rob Adams, general manager, Microsoft Dynamics Canada. “This is a significant milestone that will help us continue to gain a stronger foothold in this key market.”

Founded in 2000, Ideaca has locations in Toronto, Kitchener, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. Following the acquisition, it will operate under Hitachi Solutions America’s Business Solutions Group.

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