IBM, a global leader in technology and consulting services, is set to acquire Equine Global, a prominent Indonesian-based specialist in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and cloud consulting services.
This strategic move will significantly augment IBM Consulting’s capabilities, providing Indonesian clients with innovative solutions to modernize their core businesses. Furthermore, it aligns with IBM’s broader hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) strategy in the region.
Digital Transformation in Indonesia: According to IDC, Indonesian companies are increasingly pursuing digitization efforts while facing a shortage of internal IT skills. This situation has led many organizations to seek the expertise of third-party service providers to help them achieve their digital transformation objectives effectively.
Equine Global’s Expertise: Founded in 2009, Equine Global comprises four operating companies that specialize in ERP implementations, application development, and data management and analytics. Their team of highly skilled professionals collaborates with leading Indonesian brands, enabling them to successfully embrace new and complex technologies. Equine Global provides a wide array of services, including strategy development, implementation, and managed services to expedite their clients’ business transformation.
Equine Global maintains a diverse ecosystem of partners, fostering long-term alliances with leading technology companies such as SAP, Oracle, AWS, Salesforce, Tableau, Informatica, Automation Anywhere, Fortinet, Trendmicro, Dell, and IBM, ensuring they can address their clients’ diverse digital needs effectively.
IBM’s Commitment to Growth: Upon the successful completion of this acquisition, Equine Global will become IBM’s first acquisition headquartered in Indonesia. This strategic move underscores IBM’s dedication to expanding its presence in the Indonesian market, facilitating IBM Consulting’s business transformation services to better serve the burgeoning IT services sector driven by the increasing adoption of AI.
Today’s announcement marks the ninth acquisition made by IBM in 2023. Since Arvind Krishna assumed the role of CEO in April 2020, IBM has acquired more than 30 companies, reinforcing its commitment to enhancing its capabilities in hybrid cloud and AI, positioning the company as a leader in the technology and consulting industry.