Munich/Mainz/Langenfeld, December 10, 2019: netz98 and NEXUS United, two top customer experience service and solution providers, are affiliating themselves with the digitalization specialist valantic. This makes valantic the clear No. 1 on the German, Austrian, and Swiss markets for pimcore, Magento, and now also Spryker and Shopware, and a leading provider of the SAP Customer Experience Suite. The merger underscores valantic’s consistent growth strategy and its position as an expert partner for innovative digitalization projects that prides itself on being close to its customers.
The agile Magento agency netz98, which is headquartered in Mainz, is Germany’s largest Magento Enterprise Solution Partner and implements complex online shops, e-commerce platforms, and digitalization projects in B2C and B2B. Thanks to the merger with netz98, valantic is expanding its portfolio of different platforms for designing the customer experience (CX) and customer journey.
NEXUS United Corporate Group, of Langenfeld in the Rhineland, is a platinum partner of the digital commerce provider Spryker and the No. 1 Shopware partner on the German market. NEXUS United is a digital integrator for technically complex IT projects that focuses on digital commerce, the Internet of Things (IoT), CRM, marketing, and robotic process automation.
valantic assists companies from strategy to implementation
Holger von Daniels, valantic CEO and Partner, is pleased about the cooperation with his new colleagues: “NEXUS and netz98 are pursuing the same goals we are. valantic assists companies from strategy to implementation of the digital transformation. That’s why we complement one another so well. Our customers will profit very quickly and directly from valantic’s current size, range of services, and innovative power as a digitalization partner.”
With more than 1000 employees and sales of more than EUR 150 million, valantic is one of the fastest growing digital solutions, consulting, and software companies in Europe and, according to Lünendonk, is one of the Top 10 medium-sized German IT consulting companies.
netz98 – the largest Magento Enterprise Solution Partner in Germany
netz98 is the No. 1 digital agency for Magento in Germany. It helps customers digitalize their customer journey and automate customer processes. netz98’s services include advising on, design, integration, and implementation of customer solutions; support and hosting; on through to the ongoing optimization of online shops. netz98 focuses 100% on the Magento platform and has the highest number of Magento-certified developers in Germany, as well as many project references.
Magento is the most-used software for online shops worldwide and, next to SAP Customer Experience (SAP Hybris), Shopware, and Spryker, it is one of the most important platforms for enterprise customer experience in German-speaking Europe. netz98’s top customers are medium-sized companies that need to digitalize. These include, among others, Eurobaustoff, Liebherr, Flyer, and Mey.
The strategic match with valantic’s previous range of services is simply outstanding. Previously, valantic concentrated on SAP Hybris and SAP Customer Experience, Spryker, and the open source platform Pimcore. The acquisition of netz98, the No. 1 Magento agency in Germany, strengthens valantic’s position as a leading technology-independent CX consultant and integrator.
“For us, the merger with valantic is a logical development step,” explains Tim Hahn, Managing Director of netz98. “If in the future, we want to offer our customers the best possible assistance with the constant changes and challenges of the digital world, we have to offer them custom-tailored, comprehensive solutions. In valantic, we have a strong partner that shares our vision of being a comprehensive service provider for digitalization.”
“In Tim Hahn, Ingo Janssen, Daniel Hölzer, and Christian Münch, we have a well-rehearsed team with four very experienced top managers who are deeply anchored in their organization. They are also extremely motivated to drive valantic’s growth onward,” explains von Daniels.
NEXUS United – Platinum Spryker and Shopware Partner No. 1 in German-speaking Europe
NEXUS United concentrates on Spryker and Shopware technologies for the implementation of digital commerce and e-business platforms. NEXUS United is one of this technology provider’s most important partners and is one of the fastest-growing digital integrators in German-speaking Europe. FOCUS and Statista have elected NEXUS United Growth Champion for 2020 and placed it in the Top 25 of the fastest-growing companies in Germany. NEXUS United offers commerce consulting and design, it handles complex integration tasks, and ensures the ongoing optimization of its customers’ digital commerce platforms. According to the company’s motto, “do more together,” more than 120 experts in back-end and front-end development, digital transformation, creative services, data-driven marketing, IoT, and sales transformation (CRM) develop and operate complex digital platforms for B2C and B2B customers in various industries and of various sizes. Customers include, among others, the FAZ, Deutsche Börse, PRYM, Lekkerland, Pietsch, and ESA (CH). “NEXUS is a congenial partner for us, to complement our Spryker capacities in Switzerland,” says valantic CEO von Daniels.
“The expectations of our customers, software partners, and employees are increasing constantly. In the medium term, fulfilling these expectations will require a certain size and stability of service providers,” explains Tim Wedler, founder and Managing Director of NEXUS. “That’s why we were searching for a ‘big brother,’ a strong partner who shares our values and can help us develop. In valantic, we have found the perfect partner and we’re looking optimistically toward the future!”
The right solutions for each customer scenario
At the moment, valantic sees no single technology that is dominating the CX market. Instead, the company is assuming a regular distribution of market shares across several large CX software players and expects that this will remain so for the foreseeable future. “Being technology-agnostic and having strong technology-related teams allows us to offer the right solution for each customer scenario,” says valantic CEO von Daniels.