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element61 announces intention to acquire VRS Consulting
element61, the thought-leading Performance Management consulting company, today announced its intent to acquire privately held VRS Consulting, the Business Intelligence Innovator.
Founded in 2001, VRS Consulting built its reputation as a leading implementation partner of SAP Business Intelligence solutions by employing experienced, certified SAP BW & BI consultants. VRS Consulting has been a frontrunner and innovator, dedicated to SAP Business Intelligence; with a strong focus on customer satisfaction and very specific expertise in SAP BW performance tuning and SAP BW data quality and SAP BI & BW governance initiatives. The team has over 30 man-years of SAP Business Intelligence & Business Warehouse project experience.
"The acquisition of VRS Consulting is key to element61's strategy to offer end-to-end SAP Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence services” comments Stijn Vermeulen, Managing Director element61. "With the 2007 acquisitions of Business Objects and Outlooksoft, SAP now is able to offer a complete suite of Performance Management functionality. element61 has been an early adopter by investing in both training and acquiring the right skills and people to be able to design & implement solutions based on the SAP Business Warehouse back-end infrastructure combined with the newly acquired front-end technologies. VRS Consulting extensive SAP BW experience further extends our unique SAP Business Intelligence & Performance Management skillset”.
"By combining forces with element61, we join a company that shares our focus on and passion for Performance Management” said Thierry Helderweirt, founder and Managing Director of VRS Consulting. "We are joining over 155 years of BI & PM expertise and will be able to leverage skills of senior professionals, not only in the areas of the -by SAP acquired- front-end Performance Management applications but also in functional & strategic consulting expertise around Performance Management”.
Founded in March 2007, element61 is the thought-leading Performance Management and Business Intelligence consulting company in the Belgian marketplace. element61 has the ambition to bring together the most experienced team in Performance Management. In less than 2 years, the company has grown to 16 senior consultants with -in average- 9 years of experience in PM & BI, serving over 15 blue chip customers and attaining over 2.400.000 € annual revenues in 2008.