A New (Appirian) Home in Porto

November 5, 2018 Rachel Koeling

October 2018 saw the much-anticipated grand opening of Appirio’s new Salesforce Delivery Center in Porto, Portugal! This new office location shares time zones with much of western Europe and is home to Appirians who have already started to deliver amazing client experiences in four languages  (English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese). 

Our new office is based inside the Wipro Tec Maia campus in nearby Maia — just nine kilometers from Porto’s dazzling Atlantic beaches and 24/7 international airport. Appirians at our Porto office are neighbors to dynamic technology firms and have full access to tennis courts and a recreational complex. 

People around the globe met in Maia for the Porto Grand Opening. Guests from Salesforce presented while our partners at Workday and Google mingled with attendees.  

After some networking, attendees were treated to a presentation on the benefits of the new Porto location and Salesforce partnership. Erik Duffield, Appirio CEO, and Justin Anderson, EMEA General Manager for Appirio, unveiled a plaque commemorating the event, followed by a traditional fish pie luncheon, Bacalhau Espiritual, followed by celebratory cake.

What to expect from Appirio Porto

Stakeholders at our new Porto location are looking to focus on three key areas — a Commerce Cloud Digital CoE, a Salesforce Delivery Center, and an Innovation Hub - along with other key areas that support growth.

  • The B2C Cloud Digital CoE will specialise in Salesforce Commerce and Marketing Cloud and help our clients to take a leadership role in the B2C space.
  • Our Salesforce Delivery Center will cover project demand across Europe and expand our expertise on the Salesforce Platform.
  • Create prebuilt accelerators and assets enabling our Customers to maximize the value of cloud investments faster, with general business and industry-specific solutions.

Beyond this, Porto is designed to be a cost-effective Workday Delivery Center that is focused on GDPR-compliance with the added benefit of onsite service. 

Appirio couldn’t be happier to expand to the Porto region. Porto offers an exciting opportunity to be a part of a team that delivers exceptional value to our customers. Thinking about joining Appirio? We’re looking for smart, passionate people to join our team! 

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