Amdocs makes a triple purchase including iSportconnect partner

By iSportconnect | September 14, 2016

Amdocs has closed the acquisition of three privately owned companies – including a partner of iSportconnect in Vindicia.

The acquisition of Vindicia, Brite:Bill and Pontis was for a similar price as they were acquired for a combined amount of approximately $260 million in cash, net, and may be subject to certain adjustments including small earnouts. Together, these acquisitions are expected to contribute 1.5% to 2.0% to total company revenue for the full fiscal year 2017.

“Communication and media service providers, including those with over-the-top offerings, are transforming to capture the world of on-demand services and digital immediacy. When combined with business-driven analytics behind the scenes, this ensures a simplified, intuitive and engaging customer experience,” said Eli Gelman, the Amdocs Management Limited president and CEO.

“These acquisitions, alongside Amdocs’ existing platforms which include multi-channel, digital care and commerce, customer management and big data analytics solutions, position Amdocs as the market leader to help communication and media providers on their journey. I am excited by these companies joining Amdocs, as their cloud-based technologies will augment Amdocs’ rich offering and shorten our time to market,” added Gelman.

Vindicia is a market-leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription management and payment solutions. Vindicia makes it easy, flexible and frictionless for digital enterprises to onboard customers and process payments for digital content, over-the-top (OTT) entertainment, online subscriptions and on-demand services. Utilising cloud-based operations for greater business agility, Vindicia’s ultra-fast time to market allows customers to easily experiment with various service offerings and pricing schemes to quickly introduce offers and attract new users. In addition, Vindicia’s advanced retention capabilities reduce user churn and increase top-line revenue for online service providers.

Brite:Bill’s design-led, user-experience experts turn the customer bill into a unique, customer-centric engagement channel. Brite:Bill’s technology and services transform invoices into a personalised, digital, interactive billing experience in the channel of the customer’s choice. The invoice’s customised and engaging design reduces customer confusion around the bill, thereby cutting service provider costs around inbound inquiries, and also provides an engagement opportunity for service providers to promote new services. The Dublin-based company counts several large North American CSPs, some of which utilise Amdocs BSS, among its customer base.

Pontis is a provider of contextual digital engagement solutions. Pontis’s real-time decisioning and learning technology enables service providers to offer their customers personalised contextual interactions relevant to where that individual customer is in their journey with the service provider. With Pontis, Amdocs is uniquely positioned to help service providers determine the next best action for customer engagement and then to offer the customer, across outbound and inbound channels, the most appropriate service at the right time and the right touch point.