London – 06 June 2012. hybris, a leading provider of multichannel commerce and communication software today announced its partnership with Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT). The partnership will offer a comprehensive suite of ecommerce and multichannel commerce solutions to customers across all major geographies and into new industries including transport, government and public sector and energy.

According to a recent Forrester report, online retail sales are expected to continue double digit growth, due to pervasive web connectivity among consumers, increasing consumer familiarity with, and preference for, online shopping (and the subsequent cannibalisation of store shopping), best-in-class shopping experiences, even in the long term, and new online shopping models such as flash sales, which have generated excitement and grown rapidly. US ecommerce is expected to reach $278.9 billion (US) in 2015.

Jayakrishnan Sasidharan, Vice President, Wipro Technologies, said “We are seeing high growth in ecommerce as it represents a significant growth opportunity for brands and retailers. Moreover, ecommerce is extending to support multiple customer touchpoints which will means that it will impact significantly. The hybris ecommerce platform is a robust multichannel commerce platform that helps customers to implement integrated solutions for multi touchpoint experiences. We are very excited that we can extend our partnership and look forward to increased opportunities to provide best in class solutions to our global clients.”

Wipro, which will become a Global Gold Level Partner to hybris, offers global reach, industry knowledge and a vast customer base. Together with hybris’ leading edge software it will enable customers to adopt multichannel commerce for growth in key industries like retail and banking and also help evangelize success from multichannel solutions in new sectors.

Speaking about the announcement, Ariel Lüdi, CEO of hybris, said; “Wipro has an established reputation for excellence in a number of vertical markets, and we are very enthusiastic about the industry insights and implementation expertise in large scale projects particularly in the B2B space. This will be a valuable opportunity for both our companies to grow our business, implementing leading edge solutions to global corporations.”

eCommerce implementations are increasingly complex involving many channels, customer touchpoints and complex integrations. Wipro solution design and implementation strengths with hybris ecommerce platform will provide critical capabilities for customers to create robust technology architecture supporting their growth through best in class online channels for ecommerce.

About hybris
hybris is a leading vendor of next generation end-to-end multichannel commerce software based on a single platform including managed and hosting services. Its clear vision about the need for consistency, coordination and personalization of information across all channels and throughout all phases of the customer lifecycle has resulted in the development of an integrated, agile solution enabling businesses to communicate and sell across all channels – online and offline - in a consistent and effective way. hybris has 14 offices around the world located in the economic capitals of North & South America, Europe and Asia and supports over 380 global customers. Customers are brands from retail and manufacturing industries, including: Bobcat, Clarks, Coca Cola Beverages, Conrad, Grundfos, Hornbach, Iomega, Kaiser+Kraft, Levi´s, Lufthansa, Migros, Nespresso, Nikon, P&G, Rexel, Timberland and Toys´R´Us.

For further information please contact:
Julie Kirby or James Cooper
Ascendant Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 7956 955625
E-mail: jkirby@ascendcomms.net / jcooper@ascendcomms.net

About Wipro Technologies
Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro Technologies delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner’s approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro Technologies has 131,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com

Published on: 3:53PM on 6th June 2012