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Empolis is now part of proALPHA Group. Empolis and proALPHA – (R)Evolution in the World of Business Applications

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Kaiserslautern, Germany, August 8, 2022 – The internationally acclaimed Empolis Group is now part of the proALPHA Group following regulatory approval. proALPHA is one of the leading providers of ERP+ software for medium-sized businesses. The two companies have worked together in a successful partnership since April 2020, as both proALPHA and Empolis focus on the manufacturing sector. The acquisition enables even closer cooperation and opens additional growth potential. The successful application of artificial intelligence and cloud expertise from Empolis will enable both companies to jointly set standards in the development of business software for medium-sized companies in the future.

Despite the pandemic, Empolis had the most successful year in the company’s history in 2021; the software provider almost doubled its customer numbers. For a good reason, the cloud-based SaaS solutions offer the full power of artificial intelligence and can be used immediately, without any prior expertise, easily and intuitively.

“Data drives artificial intelligence. The data already stored in business software can be transformed into valuable insights and better decisions with support of Empolis. In this way, we expand the capabilities of humans without patronizing them,” says Dr. Stefan Wess, founder, and long-time managing partner of the Empolis Group. Wess stepped down from the management board with the takeover but will continue to support the company in an advisory capacity. His function will be assumed by the current Co-CEO Andreas Klüter. Klüter affirms: “The offerings of Empolis and proALPHA complement each other excellently and will offer our customers and partners new opportunities.”

“Empolis’ AI expertise offers us the opportunity to significantly strengthen proALPHA’s position in the ERP market, with new AI-based use cases and to expand our industry-focused and cloud-based innovation platform with intelligent solutions for companies in industrial manufacturing,” said Eric Verniaut, CEO of proALPHA Group.

The Empolis group and its companies will continue to be managed independently, as before, and there will be no changes whatsoever in the business relationships with customers, partners and suppliers. Empolis’ activities will continue to focus on SaaS business involving the three products Empolis Service Express®, Empolis Content Express® and Empolis Knowledge Express®, as well as on continued internationalization and the expansion of partnering.

The two companies will provide detailed insights into their collaboration and present planned joint initiatives at the expert conference Empolis:Exchange Summit 2022 on September 27 and 28. The hybrid event will be run under the motto “Rethinking products & services digitally – How it really works!” and offer presentations by experts and best-practices from customer use cases, explaining how intelligent technologies can be utilized, for instance to enable service engineers to assist customers more quickly and with more accurate information, or to help knowledge workers make better decisions through networking and intelligent processing of complex data.

About proALPHA Group

For around three decades, proALPHA has been the digital sparring partner for medium-sized businesses at 49 locations worldwide. The powerful ERP core and add-on solutions from proALPHA and its partners form the digital backbone of the entire value chain of more than 7,700 customers – companies from industrial manufacturing, wholesale, and other confidential industries. Here, proALPHA ensures the intelligent networking and efficient control of all business-critical systems and core processes. In increasingly competitive markets, it is also crucial to optimally integrate upstream and downstream processes. That is why the various software solutions of the proALPHA Group, and its 181 partners support every customer in exactly those areas that are of central relevance to their business. Whether data analysis and artificial intelligence, procurement, financial performance management, security, quality, production, or time management – the motivation of the more than 1,700 people at proALPHA is as simple as it is focused: to work every day on a digital solution platform that gives SMEs the competitive edge they need in the ongoing transformation process.

Press Contact Empolis

Martina Tomaschowski
Empolis Information Management GmbH
Europaallee 10
67657 Kaiserslautern
Tel.: +49 631 68037-333
Mobile: +49 170 233 7849
E-mail: martina.tomaschowski@empolis.com

Dirk Brandes
Empolis Information Management GmbH
Europaallee 10
67657 Kaiserslautern
Tel.: +49 631 68037-330
Email: dirk.brandes@empolis.com

Press Contact proALPHA

Ronny Winkler
Head of Corporate Communications
proALPHA Business Solutions GmbH
Tel.: +49 212 221494-713
Email: Ronny.Winkler@proalpha.com