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Leading Canadian Cloud Technology Provider acquired by AppDirect

AppDirect | February 11, 2022

Leading Canadian
AppDirect, the leading subscription commerce platform company, has announced the acquisition of, one of Canada's top cloud technology providers. AppDirect obtains full end-to-end Microsoft capabilities and expands its geographic reach in Canada for its AppSmart business, which is focused on helping channel partners and organizations locate, buy, and manage technology. will scale its present company considerably and expand its products offerings by gaining access to the AppSmart catalog, which has over 600 prominent SaaS technology and telecommunications companies., which started as an online backup and recovery company in 2005, now offers a wide range of cloud solutions to over 1200 technology partners who serve thousands of significant business customers across Canada. will complement and augment its renowned digital partner portal with new AppSmart marketplace-powered industry-first capabilities. The AppSmart marketplace offers partners access to a diverse range of technology and business solutions, as well as a suite of strong management tools to help them run and expand their businesses. AppSmart's identity management, application management, and data visualization tools solutions may also be extended directly to their business customers to aid them to find and manage all their technology in one place.

"I'm thrilled to welcome to the AppDirect family, which will enable us to jointly enhance the opportunities and services delivers to its technology partners in Canada." I'm also thrilled that as part of the acquisition, we will be on boarding the phenomenal team that built into what it is today," 

Renée Bergeron, senior vice-president and general manager AppSmart

AppDirect has a long-standing history in Canada, and the addition of is a significant step forward in providing even more options to its partners. has built a reputation as a top Microsoft Partner over the years, and it delivers that expertise to AppSmart advisors and end-users. and AppSmart advisors will have access to end-to-end Microsoft Cloud capabilities by combining's Microsoft Azure and Business 365 experience with AppSmart's Dynamics 365 capabilities.

"We believe our partners will greatly benefit from this new relationship by combining AppDirect's strong global industry depth and leadership with our relationships and expertise in helping our partners digitally transform their customers," said Mirco Cristoni, president, "Our partners will have access to more services, solutions and tools to grow their business, while enjoying the same relationships at that they have had for the past 17 years," shared Cristoni.

As a part of the acquisition, AppDirect will integrate the existing leadership team of, allowing the teams to offer new solutions with over 1000 products currently available on AppSmart.


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