Acando and Avensia forms e-Commerce partnership


Scandinavia’s leading e-commerce expert company Avensia today announces strategic partnership with North European consulting company Acando.

Avensia employs more than 100 e-commerce experts worldwide with great experience within enterprise e-commerce solutions. The Swedish based expert company offers services covering the whole e-commerce field from implementation and integration, to design, strategy and optimization. During the last year Avensia revolutionized the market by developing Avensia Storefront, adding enterprise web platform EPiServer on top of Microsoft Dynamics AX for retail business logic.

”Avensia has been working very close to Microsoft for many years and we are proud to be one of their appointed and highly prioritized partners globally within the Dynamics e-Commerce area. We have gotten to know Acando for the last years and we believe that our niche expertise within world class e-Commerce solutions together with their strengths within Retail, ERP and Business Transformation is a great match. Avensia offers a scalable, cost efficient and modern solution that now gets attention worldwide. Together with Acando we are convinced that we will be able to be a strong contender also on our home market in Northern Europe.” – says Jörgen Bertilsson VP Global Sales Avensia.

Acando has 1800 consultants in Sweden, Norway, Germany, Finland, and Latvia with vast experience within Microsoft Dynamics, EPiServer, e-Commerce and the entire Retail Process Landscape. Acando has experience working with the leading global retailers in Northern Europe as well as small- and medium businesses within the B2C and B2B segment.

“We believe that the strategic partnership with Avensia will help us fill the demand for more flexible and agile e-Commerce Storefronts, explains Carl-Magnus Månsson, CEO, Acando Group. Our ERP expertise within Dynamics AX together with their knowledge of enterprise e-Commerce projects will provide us with a great competitive edge in the changing landscape. With the upcoming release of Microsoft’s new ERP Solution, Dynamics AX7, we believe there will be a strong interest from the market and that there will be a demand for experts within business processes, usability and technology. Together we can offer our clients in Northern Europe unique and proven expertise.”

The launch of Avensia Storefront has already proven to be successful, signing one of Europe’s largest retailers. E-Commerce suppliers worldwide are lining up for partnership while Avensia and Acando initially will cover the Nordic market.

“Microsoft welcomes this strong partnership and we are happy to support Avensia and Acando in their efforts to become a leader within Microsoft Dynamics AX and e-Commerce. We have noticed stronger demand for comprehensive partners that combines industry expertise, e-commerce excellence and the ability to implement cloud based ERP solutions such as Dynamics AX 7.” says Ashvin Mathew General Manger Dynamics Retail and Commerce Solutions

 

Additional information:
Magnus Carlsson / Olof Åkesson, Acando AB
+46 73 082 52 51 / +46 70 399 41 37

Jörgen Bertilsson, VP Global Sales Avensia
+46 70 968 10 00

Mariette Larsson, Country Lead Dynamics Microsoft
+46 73 408 29 92

Marcus Gullberg, Business Development Manager Azure Microsoft Western Europe

+46 73 408 2963

Avensia is the leading Nordic expert company in e-commerce. We deliver complete omni-channel solutions for companies with high aspirations and demands on their business. With experience gained from hundreds of enterprise scale e-commerce projects, we help our clients not only with implementation of systems, but also with business development and advice. What differs Avensia from other the general e-commerce supplier is the combination of vast technical expertise with understanding of business needs and enterprise processes. We employ more than 100 e-Commerce experts worldwide. Avensia AB (publ) is listed at NASDAQ OMX First North.

Acando is a consulting company whose business concept is to create business value in partnership with its customers by enhancing and streamlining processes, organizations and digital solutions. We stand out due to our ability to combine skills in strategy and business operations with sound technical expertise and a deep understanding of the business sector. The Group has approximately 1,800 employees in four countries in Europe and delivery centers in India and Latvia. Acando had sales of close to SEK 2 billion in 2014 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.acando.com

2 February 2017