Talan announces its merger with Ai3, a company specialising in Microsoft solutions. With nearly 300 certified experts, Ai3 has developed a real strike force covering the majority of the publisher's solutions. The combination of the Talan Group's expertise with that of Ai3 enables the group to become a benchmark player in Cloud and Modern Workplace solutions covering the main publishers on the market.
At a time when companies are facing an acceleration of their digitalisation needs, the arrival of Ai3 within the Talan Group will enable the creation of synergies and the development of the group's offer throughout France. With complementary and additional locations, the Talan Group will be able to offer its clients and prospects the expertise of local consultants to meet a very wide range of needs.
This merger will also enable the Talan Group to continue to develop its Modern Workplace strategy, which aims to positively transform organisations through a resolutely digital and human approach. Indeed, as a winner of the Great Place To Work awards for several years in a row, Talan has in its DNA the desire to develop a digital strategy that places people at the heart of the issues by accompanying their changes and developments.
At a time when the global economy is facing major social and environmental challenges, this rapprochement provides an immediate and operational response to major groups to facilitate migration to teleworking, the management of their data throughout the value chain and the creation of the indicators necessary for responsible monitoring of their evolution.
"This industrial project is part of our ambition plan for 2024 in which we plan to develop Modern Workplace solutions as close as possible to our customers. Ai3 has high-level expertise that complements Talan's to enable us to become a key player in Microsoft solutions and, more generally, to offer our customers all the offerings of Cloud publishers on the market," says Mehdi Houas, Chairman of the Talan Group.
"We are very pleased to welcome the Ai3 teams, with whom we share a common vision of the market. Thanks to the variety of expertise that joins us, we will be able to develop our ambitions and become, in the coming months, one of the leading players in Microsoft solutions and, more generally, modern workplace solutions for our major customers," says Gérard Barbosa, Managing Director of Talan Solutions.
"As a pure-player on Microsoft solutions, we are very proud to expand our playing field by joining the Talan Group, with whom we share the same values. This will allow us to change dimension and rapidly expand our capabilities to offer large companies our expertise in the Cloud and Data domains in France and internationally. We will also benefit from the complementarities of the Talan Group with its 3,000 employees covering all the needs of companies in France and abroad," underlines Serge Jacinto, CEO of Ai3.
Talan and Ai3 have respectively mandated Archers and Ryder & Davis for this operation.
For more than 15 years, Talan has been advising companies and administrations, supporting them and implementing their transformation projects in France and abroad. With a presence on five continents, the group plans to achieve a turnover of €350 million in 2020 for more than 3,500 consultants and aims to exceed the €1 billion mark in turnover by 2024. The group places innovation at the heart of its development and is active in fields linked to the technological changes of major groups, such as Big Data, IoT, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. Present at key events in the sector, such as Viva Technology, Talan regularly speaks on the challenges of these revolutionary technologies alongside major players in the sector and members of parliament (Syntec Numérique, Forum de l'intelligence artificielle, French Fab Tour, Forum de Giverny...).
Ai3 is a consulting and production company created 11 years ago and specialising in digital transformation. The Ai3 team is made up of just over 300 employees, based in six agencies in France (Boulogne-Billancourt, Nantes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon). Ai³ brings its expertise and know-how to all its customers in order to optimise their productivity while respecting their needs and constraints, within the framework of a resolutely original and indispensable approach: Usage. It is through this support strategy that Ai³ has positioned itself today as a key player in digital transformation in the business world. Member of the Microsoft Partner Network program and GOLD certified in numerous areas of competence, the expertise and commitment of Ai³'s employees are recognised in the fields of innovation and implementation of solutions based on Microsoft technologies, whether they are Cloud, Hybrid or On-Premise oriented.