Sitecore Announces Intention to Acquire Hedgehog, Plans Expanded Support for Partner Ecosystem

Jun 11, 2019

Sitecore, the global provider of digital experience management software, announced its intention to acquire Hedgehog Development, a customer and partner-focused digital consultancy. The acquisition will accelerate Sitecore’s growth and bolster the people, technology, and services resources supporting Sitecore Solution Partners as they continue to solve customers’ most critical digital transformation challenges.

Hedgehog has a long history of commitment to Sitecore technology, as well as ongoing support of the Sitecore community. The company was the first agency to become an Implementation and Technology partner with Sitecore and, in 2014, was awarded the first lifetime Sitecore Partner Community Contribution Award in recognition of its landmark contribution to organizing and executing the Sitecore Virtual Summit. With an already existing deep expertise in Sitecore technology, Hedgehog will enable Sitecore and its Sitecore Solution Partners to quickly:

  • Increase the scale of Sitecore Professional Services and SBOS: Hedgehog will add significant expertise to immediately broaden the capabilities of Sitecore Professional Services and SBOS as well as augment Sitecore Solution Partners’ design, strategy, and implementation services. This will help customers speed deployment time, minimize unnecessary costs, and overcome complexity in their IT environment.
  • Expand developer tooling: Hedgehog is the creator of the widely-used Team Development for Sitecore Essential Suite of products, which help reduce deployment time, improve productivity, and ease implementations for Sitecore Solutions. Sitecore intends to incorporate these tools more deeply within its product offerings. In particular, partners and customers will benefit from greater access to TDS Classic, which reduces deployment time and helps ensure alignment to Sitecore best practices, and Avtor, which improves productivity and usability for Sitecore content editors and strategists.
  • Enhance training capabilities: To rapidly accelerate Sitecore Solution Partners’ time-to-proficiency and simplify the path to become Sitecore experts on newer product offerings, Hedgehog’s product implementation expertise will supplement Sitecore’s education and certification programs to train, mentor, and support partners on products such as Sitecore Experience Commerce and Sitecore Content Hub.
  • Strengthen partner enablement programs: Hedgehog adds to Sitecore’s capacity to enable partners across geographies, particularly in areas including improved documentation and training on best practices.

Sitecore’s acquisition of Hedgehog is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in June of 2019. Financial terms were not disclosed. Upon closing of the transaction, Hedgehog’s more than 80 employees will become part of Sitecore, including the Hedgehog leadership team.

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