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Infosys and its CEO Vishal Sikka have announced the company’s intention to acquire Israel-based Panaya for $200m, demonstrating that Infosys is serious about the new direction for the company.


  • The acquisition of Panaya is part of Sikka’s continuing strategy to implant strands of SAP’s process-centric DNA into Infosys’s more software-centric approach. This represents a cultural shift for Infosys – from the historical approach, to software development in isolation, to highly automated environments – and this needs to be carefully managed.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the merit and impact of the Panaya acquisition for Infosys.
  • Discusses how the acquisition fits within the broader process automation market.

Key questions answered

  • How does the acquisition of Panaya fit within Infosys's broader strategy?
  • What will the impact be on the take-up of innovative process automation tools?

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  • Summary
  • Panaya is "back to the future" for Sikka
  • Implications beyond ERP
  • Panaya is part of a broader automation push


  • Further reading
  • Author

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