SCC, Europe’s principal independent IT services business, has signed a Preferred Partner framework agreement with Vietnamese software giant FPT Software to deliver new software services across Europe.
The agreement follows SCC’s announcement in June 2016 of its expansion into Vietnam, as SCC continues its journey towards a stronger mix of annuity-based services.
SCC Vietnam, headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, will deliver two main activities: firstly, providing level three & four infrastructure support to customers, and the creation of an Offshore Development Centre to accelerate the development of internal custom applications.
FPT Software, with the leading position in the Vietnamese and other markets, was chosen for its technical capability, skilled people and talented, experienced leadership team.
SCC does not currently offer software development services, but the agreement sees SCC gain exclusive access to FPT Software Application Development Management Services in the UK, France, and Spain in the scope of SCC’s existing customers during the term of the agreement, adding this capability as well as additional software development capability across a number of its existing IT services – primarily Flex Resourcing and SharePoint solutions.
SCC will also have exclusive access to FPT Software’s Cloud Migration service, including migration to Office 365.
On the Preferred Partner basis, SCC and FPT Software also intend to jointly pursue non-exclusive projects in these regions for further portfolio services, including legacy migration, testing, infra services, mobility and analytics, representing a substantial European expansion for the Vietnamese business.
SCC Chief Executive James Rigby said:
“The agreement with FPT Software represents a key milestone both in SCC’s continued transition as an IT services and solutions-led company and in the development of SCC Vietnam. We’ve been in discussions with FPT Software since arriving in Vietnam, and this is an important announcement as we gain an accomplished and capable partner. It was our intention to find a long-term partner as we introduce new software development services across each of our strategic regions, and in a business of FPT Software’s size, scale and experience, we’re now well-placed for mutual success.”
Malay Verma, President of FPT USA Corp., FPT Corporation’s American business, added:
“This is indeed a milestone to lay a foundation of FPT Software’s long-term partnership with SCC. The benefits to both FPT Software and SCC are clear, and extend to the customers of both businesses as SCC add new capability and we expand our footprint further into Europe. We look forward to an enduring and prosperous relationship with SCC.”