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04 October 2017

Merger of the two largest Dynamics NAV providers in Europe

KUMAVISION AG is expanding its cooperation with the Italian EOS Solutions Group. The Markdorf-based ERP and CRM specialist is taking over 25 percent of its partner based in Bolzano. Together, the companies will become the integration partner of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV business software with the highest turnover worldwide. The two companies have been working together on the sales level for 15 years. Now this is becoming a strategic investment by KUMAVISION AG in the No. 1 in Italy.

"Through our cooperation so far, we know that companies will work well together and mutually reinforce each other through this strategic investment," says KUMAVISION CEO Kay von Wilcken, Both companies are very powerful Microsoft partners: The EOS Solutions Group has been the largest provider of Microsoft Dynamics NAV in Italy for five years, KUMAVISION has been one of the top 3 in German-speaking countries for many years and is currently Germany's strongest Microsoft implementation partner in terms of license revenue. KUMAVISION and EOS Solutions together have a turnover of 90 million euros. The two companies serve customers with more than 1.600 users through 50.000. Overall 25 locations in Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland stand for fast reaction times and short distances to customers and regional markets. The clout of the two partners is also reflected in the project business: 2017 630 employees implemented around 100 ERP projects.

ERP environment is changing

Background of the extended cooperation is the change in the ERP environment. Local installations on enterprise servers are losing importance while CloudSolutions, services, apps and functional add-ons are becoming increasingly important. "Against this background, our orientation must become more international and with this participation we are taking a first step in this direction", said von Wilcken, who will also take over a seat on the board of EOS in the future. KUMAVISION generally intends to further expand its strategic holdings in other companies.

Both companies are growing

The existing ERP industry solutions as well as all service areas from the portfolio of both companies will be continued unchanged, the regional markets and customers will continue to receive intensive support from the known contact persons. KUMAVISION and EOS believe that the merger will reinforce the growth course that has been embarked on both sides. "Both companies are growing continuously, so we are planning to increase our workforce to respond to the increased demand," emphasizes Günther Lobis, CEO of EOS AGSpA

Customers benefit in many ways

Behind the scenes, however, the companies will exchange and complement each other on a technological and professional level. In this way, the development of solutions, products and services is promoted, which ultimately benefits the customer. The focus is on intensive cooperation in the field of research and development. "Microsoft provides a range of digitization solutions that we are jointly adapting and further developing for the European market in order to support and accompany our customers in the digital transformation with customized offers", gives von Wilcken insight. This includes the development of apps that both simplify and accelerate the deployment of new solutions and services, and thus help businesses become more agile. In the Services area, existing service offerings will be supplemented and further expanded. They should relieve the customer on the part of the IT side and support the development of new business models: "We not only think of the classic ERP environment, but of digitization and industry 4.0 of offers that reflect the entire product life cycle of our customers and thus new ones Create potential for added value and customer loyalty. "

In addition, customers benefit from an expansion of the know-how pool; specialists in development and consulting will be used across the company. The two companies will continue to join forces in cross-border projects. KUMAVISION is reacting to the increasing importance of the internationalization of medium-sized customers.

About EOS and KUMAVISION

Founded in the year 2000 in South Tyrol EOS Solutions Group employs 260 staff at its headquarters in Bolzano and its subsidiaries in Milan, Padua, Udine, Verona, Bologna, Perugia, Cuneo and Innsbruck. EOS has been Gold Certified Partner of Microsoft since its inception. Due to the professionalism, the enormous competence of the individual EOS teams and the large number of software implementations already implemented, the group quickly became the most important Microsoft partner on the Italian market for the Microsoft Dynamics business software.

The KUMAVISION AG specializes in ERP and CRM software based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics CRM for companies in industry, trade and services. The company based in Markdorf am Bodensee is one of the leading Microsoft partners in Germany in this area. For more than 20 years, the company has implemented and implemented industry-specific software solutions for medium-sized companies as well as for international corporations. KUMAVISION AG employs 370 employees at 16 locations throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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