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PROVO — It’s been a juggernaut year of expansion news for Utah-born customer experience innovator Qualtrics, but Thursday’s unveiling of plans to double the size of its Utah County headquarters comes with a remarkable appendix — a brand-new 40,000-square-foot day care facility that will focus on arming its young wards with early exposure to the skills of tomorrow.
And while these plans, which include adding 1,000-plus new employees, have been in place for quite a while, the timeline for the Provo projects and a host of additional domestic and international expansion efforts have been expedited thanks to a still-blossoming relationship with a German tech colossus.
Just over a year ago Qualtrics was a mere four days away from its own blockbuster initial public stock offering when something even more seismic went down — the company was acquired in an $8 billion cash deal by the titan of European software, SAP.
Since then, Qualtrics has been expanding at an extraordinary rate, with announcements of new facilities and operational outposts happening on a seemingly monthly basis.