07. August 2019

KUMAVISION expands cooperation with akquinet AG

KUMAVISION AG acquires a majority stake in akquinet business solutions GmbH, headquartered in Hamburg, a subsidiary of akquinet AG. This was given by KUMAVISION CEO Kay von Wilcken known. With this, the companies bundle their competence in the field of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Managing Director remains Thomas Urban. Akquinet AG will continue to be represented as a shareholder and, in cooperation with KUMAVISION, will promote customer management in the context of Microsoft's platform strategy.

"We are pleased that our cooperation with akquinet AG has been further intensified by the acquisition," says Kay von Wilcken, Both companies already work closely together in some areas and support each other in the project business. The akquinet AG unites under one roof numerous specialized companies with specialized knowledge and branch knowledge around the information technology. Even after the renaming of akquinet business solutions GmbH in KUMAVISION GmbH, she remains a shareholder in the company. "This partnership accelerates our complementary collaboration in the spirit of Microsoft's platform strategy to focus our efforts in the CRM environment," said Till Vieregge, CEO of akquinet AG.

Strengthened CRM competence

As a platform provider, KUMAVISION advises its customers individually and develops a tailor-made system from the variety of offers. Based on Microsoft Dynamics 365 bring the ERP and CRM worlds closer together and open up new opportunities, especially in the areas of marketing, service and customer loyalty. "The takeover will strengthen our competence in the CRM area," he said von Wilcken, Together with the specialists in Markdorf, the CRM team of the KUMAVISION Group is growing to around 20 employees. With the new location in Hamburg, KUMAVISION is consolidating its branch network in Germany. The akquinet business solutions GmbH already looks after numerous well-known companies in the CRM area. For them nothing changes due to the new majorities. Because the entire team is maintained and Thomas Urban will - as in the past ten years - continue to act as Managing Director.

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a sophisticated business software environment. As a platform, it ensures a seamless interaction of ERP and CRM functionalities, Office 365, Power BI and other applications and established integrated processes, workflows and evaluations. All data is combined in a general data model and the data exchange takes place completely without interfaces. The CRM world is through modules like 365 for Customer Engagement, 365 for marketing and 365 covered for field service.

About akquinet

Akquinet AG is an international, continuously growing IT consulting company headquartered in Hamburg. Currently, 800 specialists are engaged in comprehensive knowledge of future-oriented technologies. The company specializes in the introduction of ERP systems and the custom development of software solutions in the areas of Java, SAP and Microsoft. Especially in mechanical and plant engineering, in the insurance sector, the public sector and logistics, akquinet has many years of industry expertise and certified solutions. In four high-performance data centers in Hamburg, Norderstedt and Itzehoe, akquinet operates outsourcing IT systems for companies of all sizes. The Twin Datacenter meets the standards TÜV IT TSI 4.1 and EN50600. The IT provider realizes cross-location projects via branches in Germany and Austria. By participating in Pipol, the largest international partner network of Microsoft Dynamics, akquinet carries out international ERP implementations using a uniform method.

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