|[September 05, 2013]
Orange Business Services Acquires InovenAltenor in a Move to Step up Its Digital Transformation Consulting Activities
PARIS --(Business Wire)--
Business Services has just completed the acquisition of consulting
The acquisition confirms Orange Business Services' (News - Alert) ambitions in
supporting companies in the strategic domain of digital transformation
and the positioning of Orange Consulting, its consulting arm that
specializes in this domain.
InovenAltenor was founded in 2005 and provides consulting services in
management, innovation and transformation. With 60 employees, it is
currently one of the top French firms in digital transformation,
cross-channel customer relations and IT transformation program
InovenAltenor has a very broad customer base primarily serving large
French companies and digital start-ups working in financial services,
online commerce and energy. In 2012, InovenAltenor recorded turnover of
nearly �10 million.
InovenAltenor will join Orange Business Services' wholly-owned
subsidiary Orange Consulting, which guides French and foreign companies
alike through the various stages of digital transformation, including
digital application strategies, innovative business models, customer
experience, cloud migration, security and change management. Created in
2009, Orange Consulting has 200 consultants working with start-ups,
SMEs, large corporations and government agencies.
"Digital transformation represents considerable stakes for businesses,"
said Thierry Bonhomme (News - Alert), CEO of Orange Business Services. "This
acquisition consolidates and enhances invaluable expertise that helps
our customers plan high added-value projects. We are extremely proud to
welcome the InovenAltenor teams to Orange Business�Services."
"After three years of double-digit organic growth, this acquisition
truly fortifies Orange Consulting's strategy and objectives," said
Jean-Pierre Lemaire, Managing Director of Orange Consulting.
"InovenAltenor's activities complement ours, creating an opportunity to
widen the spectrum of our expertise and support our customers as they
navigate technologies and business lines."
"This move stengthens our position as the leader in business
transformation and gives our company the depth it needs for future
growth, so it can tackle the future with far greater aspirations," said
Jean-Philippe Couturier, CEO of InovenAltenor. "All of our
employees are especially motivated by the new strategic role
InovenAltenor has been given to contribute to Orange Business Services'
Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with
sales of 43.5 billion euros in 2012 and has 168,000 employees worldwide
at 30 June 2013, including 103,000 employees in France. Present in 32
countries, the Group has a total customer base of more than 231 million
customers at 30 June 2013, including 174 million mobile customers and 15
million fixed broadband customers worldwide. Orange is also a leading
provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational
companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.
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about Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services, the Orange branch dedicated to B2B services,
is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for
multinational corporations. With the world's largest, seamless network
for voice and data, Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and
territories with local support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package
of communication services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility,
M2M, security, unified communications, videoconferencing, and broadband,
Orange Business Services delivers a best-in-class customer experience
across a global landscape. Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4
million mobile data users rely on an Orange Business Services
international platform for communicating and conducting business. Orange
Business Services was awarded three of the telecom industry's highest
accolades at the annual World Communication Awards 2012 - Best Global
Operator, Best Cloud Service and the User's Choice Award. Orange
Business Services is a five-time winner of Best Global Operator. Learn
more at www.orange-business.com
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InovenAltenor is a consulting firm specialized in management, innovation
and digital transformation. It is especially present on the finance,
insurance, health, energy, internet and e-commerce services sectors.
InovenAltenor supports customers in their new services launch and
transformation projects from the strategic framework to the operational
implementation. The strength of the firm lies in its targeted markets
and customer IT knowledge combined with its strong expertise in new
technologies and usages. InovenAltenor is an active member of the EBG
(Electronic Business Group) and a sponsor of its digital transformation
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