Two Belgium based SAP consulting firms – Expertum and Logos Consulting – have agreed to a strategic merger. The joining of forces creates a SAP consultancy with over 80 employees in three countries.
Founded in 2006, in Brussels, Expertum is one of Belgium's larger IT consulting firms specialised in SAP services, supporting clients with among others technology advisory, design, implementation and maintenance offerings. Today the firm's team consists of over 65 SAP Experts, and although the experience of the firm's consultants span the SAP landscape, Expertum has in particular built a strong track record in the areas of GRC, PPM, PLM & ALM, as well as Big Data Analytics.
Over the past years Expertum has, on several engagements, collaborated with Logos Consulting, another Belgian consultancy with a more than ten year track record in the SAP domain. With success, says Expertum CEO Hans Bockstal, stating "We have successfully completed several projects together and have pioneered together on the first SAP HANA migrations and implementations. The complementary skills between the teams is a major key differentiator: Expertum is renowned in the SAP ecosystem for its deep functional and business expertise across several domains. Logos Consulting is recognised as the reference for its SAP technical and architectural expertise."
As part of the deal, around twenty consultants of Logos Consulting will join Expertum, taking the size of its team to around 85. The move, says Bockstal, will enable Expertum – which has two offices in Belgium, one in the Netherlands and one in Slovenia – to both broaden and deepen its service portfolio, providing the firm more body in an increasingly internationalising market. Logos Consulting will be fully integrated into Expertum, and the combined firm will operate under the Expertum brand. The CEO of Logos Consulting, Bert Vanstechelman, joins Expertum as a Managing Partner, and will co-lead the firm together with Bockstal.
Bockstal remarks: "We are convinced that the new digital economy will dramatically change the way in which companies operate. This merger puts us in a unique position to realise our ambitions to become 'the' game changer in this new digital economy." He highlights however that growth is not per se the main objective. "We have the goal to become one of the main innovative SAP services providers in Europe and aim at creating an inspiring and caring environment for our employees, in which all people can advance their personal and technical skills."