Sabio Group acquires makepositive, expanding focus on Customer Relationship Management
Acquisition of makepositive, a Salesforce consulting partner, strengthens Sabio’s Human Service offer and signals increased focus on CRM Customer Engagement.
Sabio Group, a leading European full service CX provider, has acquired makepositive, a large UK-based independent Salesforce consulting partner. makepositive will strengthen Sabio’s ability to support customers with transformative cutting-edge CX technologies, particularly addressing the Human Service aspect of the CRM Customer Engagement Centre.
Founded in 2003, makepositive is a multi-award-winning Salesforce consulting partner, with circa 180 employees, offices in London and Manchester, and a development centre in India. makepositive has over 120 Salesforce-accredited consultants with 700+ Salesforce certifications amongst them, as well as its own dedicated managed services capability. The company has delivered Salesforce projects for leading organisations, including Allocate, Aston Martin, Fujifilm, Gamma, McCarthy & Stone, Sohonet, Visioncall and Wolseley.
“With AI and conversational technologies now handling many routine CX enquiries, contact centre advisors handle a greater proportion of complex customer interactions. This has introduced more complexity on the advisor desktop, increasing the need for assistive Human Service solutions that offer true real-time digital support for advisors,” said Sabio Group’s CEO, Jonathan Gale. “Salesforce is a driving force in this space as traditional Contact Centre technologies merge with the Customer Engagement Centre market. Acquiring makepositive and bringing its proven design, implementation and maintenance skills across multiple Salesforce clouds into Sabio Group is an important and timely move.”
“In Sabio Group we have found a new, exciting home and, with access to Sabio’s resources, we will be able to accelerate our mission to deliver digital transformations for our customers,” added makepositive’s CEO, Mark Richards. “There’s a great connection and cultural fit between the two organisations.”
“Sabio will be key to helping makepositive extend its footprint and take advantage of the growing demand for solutions that deliver exceptional customer and employee experiences,” said Matt Cooksley, makepositive’s COO. “For the past 10 years, our focus has been on becoming a leading independent Salesforce consulting partner in the UK. We are now looking forward to expanding that journey with Sabio as we increase the reach and depth of our customer offerings.”
Commenting on Sabio Group’s acquisition of makepositive, Leon Mangan, Salesforce’s Senior Vice President Alliances & Channels for EMEA & LATAM, said: “Salesforce is investing for growth in the UK, and our partner ecosystem is an essential driving force behind this. It’s great that makepositive, a leading UK Salesforce consulting partner, is taking its business forward to the next level as part of the Sabio Group. We look forward to their continued success in the dynamic CRM Customer Engagement Centre space.”
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Backed by Horizon Capital, the acquisition continues Sabio Group’s growth plan to broaden the company’s solutions portfolio and geographic coverage. To date this has included the acquisitions of SaaS solutions provider Rapport in March 2017, DatapointEurope – one of Europe’s leading contact centre technology providers – in July 2017, customer insight and contact centre benchmarking experts Bright UK in March 2018, flexAnswer Solutions, a leading Singapore-based provider of innovative Virtual Assistant solutions in December 2018, Spain-based WFO and Speech Analytics specialist Callware in January 2019, Madrid-based CX solutions specialist Team vision in January 2020, DVELP – a leading Twilio partner in the UK and EMEA region in March 2020, one of Europe’s leading Genesys Cloud partners – Coverage Group – in July 2020, and award-winning Genesys Partner Anana in October 2020.
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makepositive is a multi award-winning Salesforce consulting partner with a team of over 180 experts, including a dedicated Managed Services team, that has successfully delivered over 1,400 projects to date with a CSAT among the highest in the industry at 9.70. makepositive’s team has over 600 Salesforce certifications between them, and offers deep expertise across the entire Salesforce Customer 360 platform. The company has offices in London and Manchester as well as an R&D facility in Gurgaon, India.
About Sabio Group:
Sabio Group, which includes Sabio, Dvelp, flexAnswer and Coverage Group, delivers solutions and services that seamlessly combine digital and human interactions to support outstanding customer experiences. Through its own technology and that of world-class technology leaders such as Avaya, Genesys, Verint, Twilio and Google, Sabio Group helps organisations to optimise their customer journeys by making better decisions across their multiple contact channels. The group works with major brands worldwide, including Aegon, AXA Assistance, Bankia, BBVA, BGL, Caixabank, DHL, Essent, GovTech, HomeServe, Liverpool Victoria, M1, Office Depot, Saga, Sainsbury’s Argos, Telefónica, Think Money and Transcom Worldwide.
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