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it-novum acquires the Enterprise Content Management division of Westernacher Solutions AG

Fulda, October 5, 2017 – it-novum took over the business unit Enterprise Content Management (ECM) of Westernacher Solutions AG on October 1st. This makes the IT consulting company the largest provider of Alfresco services and solutions in Europe. The acquisition covers all products, employees and customers of the ECM division of Westernacher Solutions AG.

Through the acquisition, it-novum is consolidating its position as a leading solution provider for the digitization of information and processes within companies. At the same time it-novum becomes one of the most important partners of Alfresco. The IT consulting firm thus demonstrates its outstanding position as full-service provider of Alfresco services. The acquisition is made by mutual agreement.

In the course of the acquisition, all Alfresco assets of Westernacher Solutions AG will be transferred to it-novum. The company's Enterprise Information Management team is expanding to 25, Alfresco products such as the Alfresco Transformation Server and Alfresco Outlook Integration are added to the portfolio. Thus it-novum takes account of the strongly increased demand for solutions for the digitization of business processes and information. Customers benefit from the expertise of a full-service provider that combines the grown expertise and experience of two long-standing Alfresco partners in advising, designing and implementing Alfresco projects.

it-novum is the leading provider of business open source solutions and has been implementing ECM and BPM projects for large companies and public institutions for ten years. Westernacher Solutions AG is a leader in ECM as well as Alfresco and also offers consulting and IT solutions for notaries and the Church.

"The market for ECM specialist solutions continues to grow rapidly. The integration of Westernacher experts and products strengthens our Enterprise Information Management business unit tremendously and enables us to offer customers all services needed for capturing, ECM and BPM from a single source ", says Michael Kienle, CEO of it-novum GmbH.

Brian Kurbjuhn, Director of Enterprise Information Management at it-novum, confirms: "With our powerful team we are the leading project partner and solution provider that offers both individual and industry-specific solutions and products that help companies meet the challenges of digital transformation."

"As part of our strategic focus on industry solutions, we decided to sell the ECM business unit. I am delighted that our customers will be taken good care of by it-novum as reliable partner. Our products and the expertise of our employees make it-novum the largest partner for Alfresco customers in Europe." says Dr. Michael Schäfer, CEO of Westernacher Solutions AG.

Merten Slominsky, Vice President of EMEA at Alfresco, also welcomes the acquisition: "it-novum becomes one of our most important partners in EMEA by taking over the specialists, solutions and customers of Westernacher. Together with the unique focus on business open source solutions, it-novum is the perfect sparring partner when it comes to digitizing processes and information in companies based on the Alfresco platform."

The complete EIM product and solution portfolio of it-novum as well as contact persons can be found on our website.

About it-novum

it-novum GmbH is the leading business open source specialist and founder of the system management project openITCOCKPIT as well as the storage and Ceph management platform openATTIC (bought in November 2016 by SUSE). openITCOCKPIT is based on Naemon and has become the monitoring standard in many large and medium-sized companies.
it-novum is one of the pioneers when it comes to open source solutions in business-relevant and business-critical fields of application. As a certified business partner of SAP and partner of a number of open source projects, it-novum is determined to create enterprise-level business applications through the integration of closed and open source. it-novum offers highly successful open source solutions in areas such as service management (helpdesk and ticket systems based on OTRS, IT documentation based on i-doit), content and document management (portals, collaboration, capturing and steering of content based on Alfresco , Ephesoft and Liferay) as well as business intelligence and big data (reporting, analysis, data integration based on Pentaho, Jedox and Hadoop).

it-novum is a subsidiary of KAP-AG (turnover 2016: € 386 million). Founded in 2001 out of the IT department at KAP-AG, it-novum now employs more than 85 people in the main office in Fulda and in branch offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Dortmund and Vienna. A further branch office in Zurich is coming soon.


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