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Mergers, Acquisitions, Partnerships in October 2022

Leap into digitization Focusing on customer benefits: Pit-Cup and Ceyoniq announce the expansion of their long-standing partnership. In the future, Ceyoniq's digital information management solution, nscale, and pitFM, the system for computer-aided facility management (CAFM), will be linked even more closely. Pit-Cup has been relying on the nscale information and document management system for several years. Now...
E-3 Magazine
November 14, 2022
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Leap into digitization

Focusing on customer value: Pit-Cup and Ceyoniq announce the expansion of their long-standing partnership.

In the future, Ceyoniq's digital information management solution, nscale, and pitFM, the Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM) system, will be even more closely linked. Pit-Cup has already been relying on the information and document management system nscale for several years. Now, a joint solution concept has been developed to better dovetail the products and solutions of both companies in the future. The objective is an optimized product for the users. The existing interface between the two systems is to be expanded in the future into an end-to-end process without media breaks in the Pit-Cup ecosystem.

This saves time, protects budgets and ensures data security. "For us, partnerships are an essential and elementary building block for making a contribution to digitization in public administration as well as in companies. However, bare technology is not always sufficient for this. Rather, the corresponding industry expertise is of ever greater importance. You have to understand the customer's language and be able to speak it yourself. Therefore, we are pleased to have a partner with manifested industry knowledge at our side," says Christian Hanisch, Head of Business Development at Ceyoniq.

Christian Hanisch, Ceyonic

For us, partnerships are an essential building block for contributing to digitization in public administration.

Christian Hanisch, Head of Business Development, Ceyoniq

New archiving concepts

In order to be able to react more efficiently to the dynamic market situation, AFI Solutions and KGS Software are bundling their competencies.

The aim of the partnership is to shorten the communication and coordination process in customer contact in order to be able to offer precise solutions for customers' tasks more quickly. Winfried Althaus, Managing Director of KGS Software, comments: "By combining our solutions and expertise, we maximize the added value for our joint customers. Speed is increasingly becoming a critical success factor today.

That's where we, together with AFI Solutions, want to do everything necessary to ensure that companies benefit from the use of our solutions as quickly as possible." In this way, the two companies are meeting the requirement of those customers who are under the ever more complex demands of the markets.

Wilfried Althaus, KGS Software

Today, speed is increasingly becoming a critical success factor.

Winfried Althaus, Managing Director, KGS Software

xSuite continues growth course with new shareholder

xSuite has been able to win over a new investor.

New on board is the 3i Group (3i), an international investment manager that supports medium-sized companies in their internationalization and development of new markets. In parallel, the previous owners are reinvesting in the company as minority shareholders. They are funds advised by Pinova and xSuite's management team. The company has a growing customer base of more than 1200 companies in over 60 countries. 3i's investment will enable xSuite to accelerate its planned North American growth trajectory and become a leader in the US.

The entry of 3i does not result in any changes at management level. Matthias Lemenkühler, Richard Nagorny, Andreas Nowottka and Thomas Radestock will continue to manage xSuite as usual. In order to continue the previous growth course, xSuite is currently increasingly looking for new employees for various business areas and will also be supported by 3i in the future.

From left: Michael Specht (3i), Matthias Lemenkühler (xSuite), Ulf von Haacke (3i), Richard Nagorny (xSuite), Thomas Radestock (xSuite), Andreas Nowottka (xSuite). Source: xSuite.

Expanding transformation expertise

NTT Data Business Solutions acquires majority stake in digital relocation company Natuvion.

Natuvion was founded in Walldorf in 2014 and expanded internationally in the following years. In the future, Natuvion will continue to operate as an independent brand and provide companies with automated support in moving business-critical data and processes to modern IT platforms and systems using software tools developed in-house. Typical Natuvion relocation services include data migration, transformation and integration, as well as data quality enhancement, decommissioning and data protection. The two companies have already been working together in partnership for several years.

Since 2020, they have been pooling knowledge and expertise to implement challenging S/4 transformation projects. "With the majority shareholding in Natuvion, we are deepening the successful cooperation between our companies and expanding our market position in cloud migration more strongly worldwide," said Norbert Rotter, CEO of NTT Data Business Solutions. "In particular, Natuvion's data transformation products and industry expertise, especially in the utilities sector, open up new growth potential for us together." 

Norbert Rotter, NTT Data Business Solutions

Natuvion's data transformation products in particular open up new growth potential for us together.

Norbert Rotter, CEO, NTT Data Business Solutions

msg takes over BTPAG

The IT and consulting company msg is taking over baeriswyl tschanz & partner ag (BTPAG), based in Ittigen/Bern. In this way, the group of companies is driving forward its internationalization and further development on the Swiss market and securing BTPAG's approximately 40 jobs in the long term. msg is already represented in Switzerland by group members such as msg systems, Finnova and Optravis, among others. The company is transferring its existing business with the Public Sector there to BTPAG in order to bundle its strengths in the Swiss market.

BTPAG will remain on the market as an independent company and will gain great growth potential as an international partner through the sale of the share package to msg. Oskar Zodel, CEO of msg Switzerland, will take over as Chairman of the Board of Directors of BTPAG in the future. Bernhard Emch and Remo Tschanz will continue to serve as members of the board of directors. Operationally, the company will continue to be managed by Remo Tschanz as CEO. The entire management team remains unchanged.

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