Decision Inc acquires Pretoria based IT consultancy Resolve Immix

12 December 2017 Authored by Consultancy.co.za

Decision Inc, a consulting firm with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, has acquired Microsoft Dynamics specialist Resolve Immix from its parent company Imperial Logistics.

The deal will add Pretoria based Resolve Immix’s expertise in Microsoft Dynamics and other Microsoft solutions such as Azure or 365 to Decision Inc’s IT consulting offerings. By coupling the expanded information management offering with its advisory and implementation propositions, Decision Inc will, according to director of sales Tony Bell, be able to operate as a “true digital transformation partner” to its clients. 

"With digital transformation becoming vital to business success, we are confident our significant combined footprint will provide our clients with the skills they require to differentiate themselves in the marketplace,” said Bell. Key areas in which Bell believes clients will benefit from enhanced joint services include digital strategy, business intelligence, customer relationship management, business planning, and data and analytics. “Given the importance of data in the digital landscape, this acquisition will result in empowering decision-makers with more advanced real-time insights regarding their information.” 

The joining of forces will also bolster the ERP portfolio of Decision Inc, which, alongside Microsoft, also includes Sage products. Just last month, Resolve Immix agreed a strategic partnership with Sage, which enables it to offer the Sage 300 business management solution (formally known as Accpac) to medium-sized organisations across South Africa.

Decision Inc acquires Pretoria based IT consultancy Resolve Immix

The combined outfit will have over 250 resources in South Africa, a scale which will make the firm “even more significant” for its clients. “We pride ourselves on being able to offer our clients a superior basket of business solutions, technologies and consulting services,” commented Andre Pearce, Managing Director of Resolve Immix. Equally as important, he said, is that the integration will allow the firm’s staff to associate themselves with a “winning brand and culture”.

While both Decision Inc and Resolve Immix specialise in the mining, manufacturing, and supply chain industries with several pre-built offerings, Craig Swanepoel, Director of Resolve Immix, said that, beyond their portfolio synergies, the two consulting firms will also benefit from a common approach and way of working. “The short time that it has taken to conclude this transaction bears testament to the aligned vision and culture of the two companies.”

The move is part of Decision Inc’s wider growth strategy, which aims at accelerating growth in South Africa and entering new markets. In September 2016 the consultancy attracted an investment from the South African Enterprise Development (SAED) to realise the objective, with the acquisition of Resolve Immix described by Bell as a “significant step” in the long term global expansion strategy. 

Last month, Decision Inc appointed Alistair Maxwell as the Business Manager of its new Strategic Consulting division.

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