Fruition Partners Sees Record Growth in First Half of 2013
New Customer Engagements, Expanding Partner Ecosystem and Strategic
Hires Set the Course for a Banner Year Ahead
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/13 -- Fruition Partners, the
leading provider of technology-enabled services for the IT Service
Management (ITSM) sector, today announced a record first half of the
year marked by more than 200 new client engagements and a 44%
increase in headcount since January along with an 80% increase in
revenues compared to the first half of 2012. Fruition Partners'
impressive first half reinforces its commitment to Cloud Service
Management -- the practice of creating new, custom solutions that
leverage and integrate with the ServiceNow(R) platform.
By 2014, the overall market for IT cloud services is expected to grow
to more than $55 billion, representing a significant market
opportunity for ServiceNow and its strategic partners. With Fruition
Partners' complementary business strategy, strong product expertise
and a solid understanding of how to implement and support the
ServiceNow platform, the company was awarded Preferred Services
Partner status from the ServiceNow Global Services Partner Program in
the second quarter of 2013. To date, Fruition Partners boasts more
than 325 ServiceNow implementations and is the only Preferred
Services Partner that is dedicated solely to cloud service management
-- offering more services, more on-the-job experience and more custom
development expertise than any other ServiceNow partner in the world.
Enterprises Embrace the Cloud for Service Management
this commitment and dedication to ServiceNow, the first-half of 2013
saw over 200 new engagements, representing a variety of industries,
added to the Fruition Partners' client roster. Companies like
Whirlpool, The NFL and VMware have turned to Fruition Partners to
address every phase of the ITSM lifecycle. From managed services to
custom integrations, Fruition Partners helps customers define,
automate, educate and extend IT services to the cloud.
With a 20% increase in education services from the previous year,
demand for Fruition Partners' ITIL(R) instruction is consistent with
the compound annual growth in ITIL adoption of 20%, according to a
2012 analysis of 23 ITIL studies by Rob England. In the first six
months of 2013, Fruition Partners' ITIL certified trainers accredited
more than 1,200 professionals on ITIL 2011 Foundation, the most
widely accepted approach to IT service management in the world.
Expanded Partnerships and New Product Innovations
In addition to
its strategic partnership with ServiceNow, Fruition Partners
continues to build its own partner ecosystem, teaming with
independent software vendors like Twilio and Qualys to offer clients
enhanced solutions. One example of this is the launch of TeleBridge
2013, groundbreaking telephony software that extends the ServiceNow
platform to include new voice and Short Message Service (SMS)
"It continues to be a remarkable year at Fruition Partners as we
focus on our ability to scale and meet the tremendous growth of the
ServiceNow ecosystem," said Marc Talluto, CEO. "Our customers,
prospects and stakeholders see the value in our practical delivery
approach and innovative accelerators integrated with the ServiceNow
platform. We look forward to continuing our commitment to elevate
service management to the cloud with innovative products, superior
services and a highly skilled, well-trained staff."
Growing Staff of Cloud Professionals and a Rewarding Work Environment
Fruition Partners has been recognized as one of the Chicago area's
fastest growing employers and a great place to work. As more and more
companies turn to the cloud model for price and performance benefits,
demand for Fruition Partners' services and expertise has accelerated.
As a result, the company's headcount has climbed to more than 200
cloud professionals, a 44% increase in the first half of 2013. Staff
has been added to all functional areas of the business, with the bulk
of new hires joining the consulting and implementation practice,
followed by sales, managed services, training and education,
application development and marketing. 2013 has also seen the
expansion of the Fruition Partners leadership team with the
appointment of Dave Chandler to CFO and strategic hires such as
Salvatore Como, Vice President of Global Delivery and Larry
Fleischman, Director of Marketing.
Fruition Partners' corporate culture is one of camaraderie,
creativity and charisma. From winning the J.P. Morgan Corporate
Challenge T-Shirt contest in Chicago to the FruCares Fundraising
Project, Fruition's commitment to its people and to its community is
unwavering. The company recently placed #15 on Brill Street's list of
the Top 50 Gen Y Employers in Chicago. To learn more about joining
the FruCrew, go to: http://fruitionpartners.com/join-the-frucrew.
About Fruition Partners
Fruition Partners is a technology-enabled
services firm focused on elevating IT service management to the
cloud. The company combines practical experience with
technology-enabled tools and services to help organizations attain
sustainable success throughout the entire ITSM process. With more
than 325 ServiceNow implementations to its credit, Fruition is a
preferred partner of the leading enterprise IT cloud company.
Fruition's depth of experience and team of more than 200
cloud-integration experts, accelerate service management to the cloud
and ensure clients experience the cost and performance benefits
quickly and easily. The company is a trusted partner to some of the
world's most respected organizations including Coca-Cola, General
Electric (GE), Delphi, Fox, Target, Tiffany & Company, Viacom and
Yale University. For more information on Fruition Partners visit
http://www.fruitionpartners.com, follow the company on Twitter
@FruitionPartner or call toll free 1-888-604-0055.
April H. Burghardt
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