DOT1 and 4Cplus merger announced
Mumbai & New Delhi, April 10th 2019 – Four C Plus (Internet) Company Limited and DOT1 Solutions Private Limited today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The merger agreement has been approved unanimously by both DOT1 and 4Cplus Board of Directors.
4Cplus, had established itself, in the last 20 years, as a quality provider of software solutions to news publishers, digital media companies and broadcasters. The company provides end-to-end technology solutions to its clients that include software development, offshore & onsite software development. 4Cplus has domain expertise in Enterprise Solutions (ERP), Internet/ Applications, Technology Solutions and Newsroom Automation.
DOT1, incorporated in 2014, delivers over 50+ services (products) in Management Consulting, Technology Services and Business Transformation Outsourcing.
With this merger, 4Cplus will strengthen DOT1’s Industry (Media & Entertainment) and Digital (social, mobility, analytics and robotics process automation) Capabilities.
Sanjay Hiranandani, CEO, DOT1 Solutions said “I am delighted to announce this very important transaction, so early in DOT1’s journey. 4Cplus perfectly fits our strategic ambition and there is a clear meeting of minds amongst us as people. It will give us a new status in the global market, and take further our commitment to vertically integrate within the media & entertainment supply chain. Proof of Value is already there to see with both companies coming together, even before this merger, to deliver product & service to large publishing houses in India. This will also give DOT1’s India operations a new scale, with delivery centers across West, South and North of India. I am glad to welcome new ‘knowledge products’ (talent) and leaders to DOT1, who share our convictions and professional culture” He further added “”this merger will allow customers to make a choice on the platforms that adds value to their business rather than being compelled to take decisions based on roadmaps of large organizations who fail to understand the compulsions of the Media organizations””
Sanjay Gupta, CEO, 4Cplus said “We are gratified that the company we founded 20 years ago has through this merger developed into a global enterprise of 250+ employees. We are pleased to have found a great partner for the business and are confident that our employees and customers will benefit from the enhanced service & product offerings. We are looking forward to combine our products with the consulting knowledge of DOT1.””
Reinforcing sector expertise notably in media & entertainment: 4Cplus brings an attractive portfolio of major products and clients complementary to those of DOT1. This transaction also reinforces both organization’s position in the media & entertainment sector, and prompts a faster transition to platform-based solutions.
Enlarging capabilities and offering portfolio: ERP extension for Print Media, Advertising, Editorial System & Distribution. Advise, Deliver and Optimize across value streams of Media Asset Management, Broadcast Management & Digital Newsroom. Large pool of SAP, Oracle, Java, .Net, Mobility, Portal, Digital and RPA across large delivery centers.
Enhancing competitiveness: Increased footprint across print, broadcast and digital customer base. Customer proximity across India, NA, EMEA and APAC.
The Winning stroke
DOT1’s Solution-To-Sell story architected a compelling value proposition to Prime Focus, clearly detailing how it would Create & Deliver Value.
DOT1's Solution-To-Deliver story clearly differentiated them from competition; and with Prime Focus finally entrusting faith in DOT1:
DOT1's Knowledge Products, thru client orals and one-on-one client interviews, demonstrated hands-on expertise in SAP, experience in the trenches- having delivered several SAP projects for the global best.
DOT1’s client list included some of the big names in Media & Entertainment, which built tremendous confidence with client on our industry knowledge.
DOT1’s unique delivery & engagement model was the winning stroke:
Rigorous and metric driven Project Governance & Management defined by DOT1 Deliver Tools & Methods.
Unique Application Management Support that leveraged our Advise, Deliver and Optimize growth engines
Breaking News: Prime Focus selects DOT1 as SAP implementation partner
About Prime Focus
Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) is the technology subsidiary of Prime Focus, the global leader in media and entertainment industry services. PFT brings together a unique blend of Media and IT skills backed by a deep understanding of the global media and entertainment industry. Prime Focus’ worldwide network of studios and WorldSourcing® model supported by a Global Digital Pipeline allows PFT to offer customers transformational solutions that help them virtualize the content supply chain and manage their business of content better. Prime Focus is a public company listed on the NSE and BSE in India.
The Winning Story
DOT1 chosen, against stiff competition, as SAP ERP Implementation partner for Prime Focus Technologies. Prime Focus had stringent selection criteria requiring all prospective partners to demonstrate knowledge, expertise and experience in the following areas:
Deep skills & best practice know-how in SAP ERP, High Performance Analytics and Mobility
Industry knowledge and experience having worked with the global best in Media & Entertainment
Rigorous project governance & management Tools & Methods
Ability to bring management consulting skills to bear on project success, especially to manage the technology enabled transformation that would radically impact Prime Focus Technologies’ business and it’s organization
And a delivery organization that can Deliver and provide Application Maintenance Support post implementation
CEO India magazine, June 2015 issue
AND SERVICE PRODUCTS COMPANY
Consultants Review magazine
DOT1 felicitated among the Best in the Consulting Industry for year 2015, by CONSULTANTS REVIEW magazine. Read More....
India's largest milk and milk products company selects DOT1 for:
Workforce Management Solution
One of India's leading Publishing house signs DOT1 for Upgrade project including System Landscape, Technical and Functional Upgrade.
This organization is one of the early adopters of
Breaking News: DOT1 announces partnership with Kronos
DOT1 announced it's partnerships with Kronos, global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Tens of thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries — including more than half of the Fortune 1000® — use Kronos to control labour costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Learn more about Kronos industry-specific time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, hiring, and labour analytics applications at Kronos.co.uk. Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works™.
One of the world’s largest providers of visual effects for Film, and leader in media & entertainment, goes live on:
across London, Vancouver & Mumbai
DOT1 logo is now a Trademark
MUMBAI: "A Knowledge & Service Products" company. DOT1 Advise. Deliver. Optimize. is now a Trademark of DOT1 Solutions Private Limited.
Our people are our Knowledge Products, who have packaged their experience, hands-on expertise and knowledge into Service Products across Advise. Deliver.Optimize. Our Service Products provide a definitive Value Proposition to our customers, clearly outlining how we Create Value and how we Deliver Value.
Times of India: 7-Mar-2015
Partha Sinha, TNN | Mar 7, 2015, 04.09AM IST
MUMBAI: Seasoned investment manager Vikram Kotak, who till recently was the head of investments at Deutsche Bank's India mutual fund arm, has turned a PE investor. Kotak, who now heads Crest Capital, has picked up 25% in DOT1 Solutions, a start up in the management consulting, technology services and business transformation outsourcing space. DOT1 was started by Sanjay Hiranandani, a chartered accountant by training, along with people who earlier worked for global majors like SAP, Siemens, Accenture and Capgemini.
Crest Capital & Investment acquired 25% stake in DOT1 Solutions through the CCD route, however, the two parties are not disclosing other details of the transaction. The new funds will be used for expanding the business of the company, which within a year of its launch has companies like Kirloskar Systech (a Kirloskar group company), Sula Vineyards (India's leading wine maker) and MT Educare (popularly Mahesh Tutorials) as its clients. Crest Capital is a multi-asset investment company that picks up minority stakes in listed and unlisted companies through the equity or quasi-equity routes.
"We evaluated various companies with the ability to bring in real transformation to business and organizations," Kotak said. "DOT1 was one services company that fitted our definition of assets helping us arrive at a price commensurate with the value they bring to the Indian eco system," he said.
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