Why SugarCRM Is Buying W-Systems

By Noah Long ● November 9, 2020
  • SugarCRM announced recently that it acquired CRM and marketing automation solutions and services company W-Systems. These are the details about the deal.

SugarCRM — the innovator of time-aware CX — announced recently that it acquired CRM and marketing automation solutions and services company W-Systems. W-Systems (a division of Gannett’s UpCurve) is known as Sugar’s North America Reseller of the Year in 2020 and one of the company’s largest global implementation partners.

Through this deal, Sugar is expanding its ability to meet implementation service demand for its time-aware, AI-powered sales, marketing and service software that help companies deliver a high-definition customer experience. And the increase of remote and distributed workforces and reliance on digital channels in the current economy further accelerates the need for easy-to-deploy and cloud-based CRM and marketing automation solutions for customer-facing teams.

W-Systems has also developed a number of key add-ons that are in high-demand by Sugar customers, including document management, calendar enhancements, and integrations for common mapping, file storage, and messaging services.

And these add-ons increase the utility and usability of Sugar Sell and Sugar Market. W-Systems sales, customer success and development teams, including Christian Wettre (President of W-Systems), Dennis Smith (VP of Sales at W-Systems), and Joe Dawe (Chief Operating Officer at W-Systems) will join Sugar’s North American operation to provide customers with professional services, deployment, implementation, and integration solutions.

KEY QUOTES:

“Speed and expertise are critical factors for companies looking to compete on CX. SugarCRM’s acquisition of W-Systems, a firm with long and deep commitment to serving the Sugar customer community, addresses a growing need for mid-market companies who want a trusted advisor that can help them navigate and succeed in their adoption of next generation CRM and marketing automation environments.”

— Brent Leary, founder and principal analyst at CRM Essentials

“We are excited to have the team at W-Systems, with their deep expertise and dedication to customer success, join Sugar to help fuel our continued growth in the North America region. W-Systems’ exceptional track record with more than 300 successful Sugar implementations and robust development of strategic add-ons perfectly aligns with our commitment to helping companies improve their business outcomes and achieve a high-definition view of their customers.”

— Craig Charlton, CEO of SugarCRM

“As a dedicated partner of more than a decade, W-Systems shares the same values as Sugar to help our customers create their own customers for life. Our team is excited to take our deep CRM integration and deployment expertise and put it to work for the broader Sugar customer base to help them achieve better business outcomes faster.”

— Christian Wettre, President of W-Systems