- February 10, 2023
WBM Announces a New Strategic Partnership to Acquire Celero IT Procurement Services
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – February 10, 2023 – WBM is pleased to announce the acquisition of the IT Procurement Services Operation of Celero through a new Strategic Partnership. Under the arrangement, the IT procurement services previous provided by Celero for both internal and client needs will be seamlessly transitioned to WBM Technologies, effective February, 2023.
Celero acts as the stewards of the banking technology systems powering the Credit Union landscape, providing digital leadership toward a vision for a secure, integrated and innovative digital ecosystem, and has been offering IT procurement services to their clients for many years.
Recognizing the critical nature of these services, Celero undertook an evaluation process in search of a partnership for procurement services which would provide enhanced long-term value for itself and it’s valued clients. WBM Technologies was selected as not only a national leader in the technology procurement space, but also as a values aligned organization capable of ensuring both promising career for employees moving forward, as well as a world class experience for Celero customers.
“We chose to partner with WBM because of our positive working relationship, their deep understanding of credit unions needs and the alignment of our core values and client experience goals,” says Celero CEO Richard Hannah. “WBM is one of the largest IT procurement services providers in Canada, and has the capability, experience and strategic focus on procurement to best serve credit union clients’ needs – now and into the future.”
Under the partnership, the Celero Procurement team, and the services previously offered by Celero will be seamlessly transitioned to WBM Technologies. Through WBM, all of the services previously provided will continue, ranging from order fulfillment and contract management, while new services will be available including customized online procurement portals, and access to WBM Warehousing and Logistics facilities for on demand available and enhanced lifecycle and asset management services.
In recent years, WBM Procurement services have collected awards ranging from HP North American Partner of the Year, Dell Partner of the Year in Canada, Microsoft Impact Award for Best Surface Partner in Canada, and Ingram Rocket Best Cloud Growth in Canada.
“On behalf of the over 450 families at WBM, we could not be more excited to welcome our new team members, and to see our credit union partnership expand to include Celero and their current clients,” says WBM President JoeAnne Hardy.
“We have seen the commitment that Celero has to its customers and its team members, and we share in that commitment to providing a fantastic experience, and growing the value and innovation being delivered together.”
About WBM Technologies
WBM Technologies is a Western Canadian leader in the provision of managed and outcomes-driven information technology solutions. We deliver business results across multiple practice areas including Data & Security, End User Computing, Modern Workplace Enablement, Managed Print Solutions, and a 24x7x365 Enterprise Service Desk. Through the ongoing management and governance of these solutions, WBM Technologies is delivering a World-Class Technology Experience.
Established May 1, 1950, WBM operates from Infrastructure Operation Centres located in Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg. We employ a team of over 450 IT professionals across Canada who are motivated to make a difference with our clients and within our communities through ongoing and impactful partnerships together.
For additional information:
Brett Bailey, Vice President
WBM Technologies LP
104-3718 Kinnear Place
Saskatoon, SK S7P 0A6
Phone: (306) 664-2686
Toll Free: (888) 275-4926