CSI AND SU53 MERGE TO FORM NEW MARKET LEADING GRC SPECIALIST, INTEGRC (in-teg-ri-see)
Waardenburg, 9 januari 2012 - CSI Netherlands BV and su53 Solutions Ltd today joined forces to become Integrc, thus creating the largest independent GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance) consulting firm for SAP clients in the world.
The company is privately owned equally by the shareholders of CSI and of su53, and all staff and assets are now integrated as part of one new company. Integrc’s holding company is based in Den Bosch in the Netherlands, whilst its operating companies remain in the UK and the Netherlands. Operating bases are in the UK (Belfast, Birmingham, London), the Netherlands (Den Bosch), and a new base is formed for Asia Pacific in Singapore.
Integrc appoints joint Managing Directors Martyn Proctor and Werner van Haelst to lead the newly merged business.
At the launch, Martyn Proctor explained the logic of the merger: Our two companies have worked together for 3 years and increasingly saw how the similarity in cultures meant that combining our innovation, expertise and capability would enable us to extend and improve the services we provide to our clients, and make us a stronger business”.
Joint MD Werner van Haelst continues: “Being similar but able to cover wider geographies is just part of the rationale – even more valuable is the growth in capability we now have: we are bringing su53’s SAP GRC and technology expertise, innovation such as dashboards, its Support Centre and SAP relationship together with CSI’s project leadership in SAP security & control projects, training services, and deep understanding of auditing, to build on both of our core competencies”.
The plans, strategy and incorporation of Integrc result from significant assessment and innovative thinking over the last six months, and the company is fully in place and operational from day one: client, partner and analyst briefings are being conducted through January and February, and Integrc’s launch exhibition will be the global GRC2012 event in March in Las Vegas.
CSI Netherlands BV
CSI Netherlands was founded in 1997 with a focus on SAP audit, security and control and distribution of market leading CSI tools to help manage security in an SAP environment. For many years these tools dominated the market.
By 2007, the CSI software business was re-branded into CSI Tools and separated totally from CSI’s consulting business. From that moment onwards CSI consulting, who had built up a strong reputation, elected to focus increasingly on SAP’s rapidly strengthening GRC portfolio. By the time of the merger with su53, CSI Netherlands was entirely separate from CSI Tools, and had relinquished its status as an agent.
su53 Solutions Ltd
su53 was founded in the UK in 2006 and has grown at an average of 50% per annum to become a major provider in the GRC and SAP security market. Within three years su53 had established itself as the UK’s leading independent specialist for SAP security and controls, becoming SAP’s first accredited GRC Special Expertise Partner. In 2009 su53 set up its innovative Support Service Centre in Northern Ireland: su53 also has operating centres in London and Birmingham.
For more details see www.integrc.com.