EASY SOFTWARE AG strengthens its competitive position through takeover of the ECM business entity of Schleupen AG
Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, January 30, 2017
As already published as an ad hoc release on January 26, 2017, EASY SOFTWARE AG acquired, with retroactive effect as of January 1, 2017, the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) business entity from Ettlingen-based Schleupen AG. In terms of product sales, Schleupen is one of EASY SOFTWARE’s most important partner companies. Along with the ECM business entity, contractual relationships to end customers and other partner companies are transferred to EASY SOFTWARE AG.
“A win-win situation”
“Acquisition of the ECM business entity from Schleupen AG is a win-win situation for all stakeholders. Partners will benefit from our knowledge in the ECM sector and from our future-proof solutions. In addition, we offer them the opportunity to take part in developing innovations and to launch these in the market together with EASY,” explains Willy Cremers, CEO of EASY SOFTWARE AG. “Conversely, EASY will benefit from strong and established partners. They are our additional “eyes and ears” in the market, delivering invaluable input for our common solutions and securing our permanent access to a broad market.”
Clear goal, common growth
Through this acquisition, EASY SOFTWARE AG wants to intensify its longtime and successful collaboration with the customers and partners taken over from Schleupen AG and to tap common growth potential. The conditions for this are good: while for the newly acquired partners this provides new sales opportunities through direct support by the manufacturer when selling the EASY suites, EASY SOFTWARE AG expects that this strengthening of its partner sales & distribution channel will be reflected in additional sales and revenues. In concrete terms, at joint-stock company level, EASY expects a sales growth, adjusted for internal effects, of about 4 percent from this transaction alone. It also expects immediate, above-average earnings growth.
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