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Wellesley Information Services Acquires Service Council in Rapidly Growing Global Insider Communities

March 29, 2019

DEDHAM, Ma., March 29, 2019 -- Wellesley Information Services (WIS), a leading market research and intelligence firm specializing in enterprise software technologies, including the largest independent membership site of global SAP users, SAPinsider (, continues the strong growth of Insider communities with the acquisition of the Service Council, the community and information platform for global service executives. The acquisition extends the prominent position of WIS and its Insider communities in leading the global discussion on selecting, implementing,  integrating and operating enterprise technology solutions.

The Service Council enables global service executives to sharpen their strategy with the aid of research and data to benchmark their organizations against service leaders, provides community membership to validate their service and customer support strategy through experiential learning, and delivers analysis and insight to provide guidance on the latest trends impacting service and customer support strategies.

“With the acquisition of the Service Council, Wellesley Information Services extends its strong position in leading the global discussion of optimizing technology implementations and business processes,” said Jamie Bedard, President and CEO of WIS. “Just as SAPinsider is the largest and fastest growing membership group for SAP practitioners, the Service Council provides a very complementary Insider community for global executives in the services industry. By bringing these Insider communities together we are even better equipped to provide our clients with real-time insights into best-in-class performance across the value chain.”

The Service Council’s CEO John Carroll will join Wellesley Information Services Leadership Team and champion its continued development as the Chief Revenue Officer.

“I am excited to join Wellesley Information Services’s global team and its rapidly growing Insider communities,” said John Carroll. “The Service Council’s persona-driven research coverage provides an opportunity for service and customer support executives and their functional teams to benefit from benchmark and initiative-centric research projects, in a very complementary way in which we are building the research community for best-in-class performance within the SAPinsider community. By bringing these two growing communities together we are able to provide enhanced business value for our clients.”

About WIS:

Wellesley Information Services is owned by JAZ'D! Advisors Investment Corporation and has a 20-year history of delivering top-quality content that helps individuals and teams strengthen their skills and make the right decisions for their organizations. WIS specializes in SAP users and SAP solutions serving a global audience, offering a diverse set of resources including live SAPinsider events, focused research, lead generation, marketing intelligence, user memberships, display advertising, publications, webinars, and a full portfolio of digital marketing services.

SAP is a registered trademark of SAP SE in Germany and several other countries. Wellesley Information Services is not affiliated with SAP SE or any of the SAP SE group of companies.

About JAZ'D! Advisors Investment Corporation:

JAZ'D! Advisors Investment Corporation, led by industry veteran Jamie Bedard, recently acquired 100% of WIS with a significant investment earmarked to spur long-term growth and innovation. JAZ'D! is a strategic investment and operating company with significant funding from a portfolio of leading technology and investor industry veteran members. JAZ'D! acquires leading companies focused on the technology user community, research, content, and digital marketing services spaces. JAZ'D! takes an ownership position in select companies with the goal of operationally integrating and innovating the companies into a comprehensive marketing and membership platform addressing the go-to-market needs of global technology organizations.

Media Contact:

John McLaughlin

Vice President, Marketing

Wellesley Information Services



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