Advania Norway sells ERP-business to Columbus

Advania Norway has sold the business solutions part of the operation to Columbus; a Danish listed IT services and business applications company. Hence, Advania Norway will focus on IT infrastructure services, Contact Centre solutions and strengthening its position as an independent software vendor for the real-estate market.

“The ERP-market is changing and consolidating. Hence ERP-suppliers need to grow and reach a certain capacity to manage clients of all sizes and complex projects. Columbus has chosen that path while we are stepping away from our previous role as a general Microsoft Dynamics supplier. Instead, we are specializing in supplying IT infrastructure with services and solutions, hardware and software, Contact Centre and PMAx. This is in line with the Advania Group’s strategy, and our assessment of how to achieve the growth we desire,” says Espen B Hartz, CEO of Advania Norway.

The sale includes the Advania Norway’s BS consultant and sales mechanism, customer contracts and obligations. The boards of both companies have approved the deal, effective as of January 6th. Forty-five people will transfer from Advania Norway and become Columbus employees. 

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