inside insync , | 2021/03/24 at 12:02pm

Rapid Circle acquires Insync Technology, as part of investment to become leading Microsoft cloud partner

Since Insync Technology first launched in 2013, there have been several milestones we are exceptionally proud of. Continuing to grow from strength-to-strength throughout the years including winning Microsoft Australia Partner Awards for customer impact in 2015 and 2017 and growing our business revenue to over 12 million.

In the past 8 years, we have grown significantly, from a three-man operation to a team of 45 people with permanent, established operations in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. In 2019 we built our first modern managed service VoiceX, a full cloud telephony solution designed to give freedom and flexibility to customers. During the past two years, we have grown a hub of successful brands and offerings including Guest Manager for M365, M365 Update, and M365 Manage.

We are dedicated to partnering with our customers to help them embrace modern workplace tools and technology to achieve their goals. Transforming businesses, schools, and governments is our passion and purpose. To do this, we hire specialists who share a strong alignment to our values –

 

 

Today we announced a new milestone in our journey. Melbourne-based and Dutch-founded Microsoft cloud specialist Rapid Circle has acquired Insync Technology. Combining Insync’s in-depth expertise on teamwork, security, calling and meeting room solutions with Rapid Circle’s expertise in business applications and cloud services, will strengthen Rapid Circle’s capability offerings for its growing mid-market and enterprise customer base in Australia.

The acquisition of Insync Technology represents the first step in Rapid Circle’s ambitious, acquisition-led growth strategy in the Australian market. The company plans to acquire further cloud specialist companies within the Microsoft ecosystem, as it sets out to achieve its goal of becoming Microsoft’s preeminent, full-service workplace capabilities partner.

Rapid Circle will add 45 staff to its local headcount through the acquisition of Insync Technology growing their business to 350 employees globally. Insync’s three founders will continue to play an active role in Rapid Circle’s day-to-day operations moving forward.

As the global Microsoft Teamwork Partner of the Year 2020, Rapid Circle counts household names such as Shell, Victorian Dept. of Premier and Cabinet, 1st Energy, and RMIT as customers, and will look to continue its expansion into government, education, financial services, and healthcare sectors across the country. According to Gartner, Inc., enterprise IT spending across all industry sectors in Australia will grow 3.6 percent to reach more than A$95.8 billion this year, with the local government, education, and healthcare sectors proving most resilient in technology spending in 2020.

Stewart Bairstow, Australian CEO of Rapid Circle, said: “Insync Technology brings a proven set of new expertise and will broaden our service portfolio to offer customers the best advice and solutions across the full range of Microsoft modern workplace technology. The acquisition of this key Microsoft partner signals the first step in Rapid Circle’s local growth plans and enhances our capability to help Australian organisations work digitally smarter and more efficiently.”

Mr. Bairstow added: “With the significant impact of COVID-19 and the increasing desire for workplace flexibility, it’s never been more important for Australian organisations to be digitally dexterous and capable. We are looking forward to bringing the capabilities of the Insync team to a wider market across Australia as well as internationally. Being part of a leading worldwide Microsoft Partner enables us to drive significant benefits for our staff and customers, as we help Microsoft drive adoption of cloud technology.”

Nathan Belling, General Manager of Insync Technology, said: “Becoming a part of Rapid Circle opens up incredible opportunities for myself, our staff, and our customers by adding capability and capacity in areas that are in high demand. By joining a company that has the same culture and similar Core Values is like a dream come true.“

When we started this business eight years ago, I had a vision of becoming a leading Microsoft Consulting business, attracting and retaining the best talent in the market, and delivering successful outcomes for our clients. This acquisition will allow us to provide customers and Microsoft with end-to-end modern workplace offerings, including business process optimisation with Power Platform, customer relationship management, and managed Azure Cloud services,” Mr. Belling continued.

What it implies for Insync

For all of us here at Insync, this is a game-changer, and an achievement we have all been working towards. It enables us to grow and expand organisation, create new offerings such as the Power Platform, Azure and extend development capabilities, adding to our strong Teams Calling and Meetings offerings and Security solutions.

What does it mean for Insync customers?

For all our clients, nothing changes a single bit, the support and project functions will continue as they do today. Insync customers will benefit from the global support and resources of Rapid Circle, including new expertise in Power Platform and Azure, as well as a global footprint for Teams experts.

 

“I am sure we will have challenges and opportunities in different measures coming up but if we can get here by ourselves in 8 years – we can meet the challenge of this next chapter.” – Stuart Moore

“We consistently bat well above our average and are known as non-nonsense Microsoft experts with depth. Our capability in the APAC region has not gone unnoticed and has led us all to this point. I am truly excited to be part of the next chapter for Insync Technology, and the opportunity it brings us all! – Damien Margaritis