Tech Intelligence Bulletin (HG Insights) – Aptean has acquired Netherlands-based Schouw Informatisering, a full-service ERP provider for food companies. 

The recent acquisition of Schouw is Aptean’s latest investment in food-focused ERPs, expanding their offerings, cloud capabilities and geographic reach.  The acquisition will also strengthen Schouw Informatisering’s leading position in the local market. 

Food-specific enterprise-wide software solutions

Schouw has been a key player for 21 years, supporting food and agriculture customers in the Benelux region and through a partner network around the globe. Schouw provides comprehensive food-specific enterprise-wide software solutions, including Foodware 365 based on the Mìcrosoft Dynamics 365 platform.  Foodware 365 supports food customers in their day-to-day business and generates data that ensures on-time delivery, creates deeper transparency into the supply chain, and provides greater visibility into market fluctuations.

Best-in-class technology

“Bringing Schouw Informatisering into the Aptean family furthers our mission to become the leading global provider of enterprise software for food organizations,” said TVN Reddy, Chief Executive Officer of Aptean. “With its platform built on Microsoft technology and its advanced data management capabilities – designed specifically for the unique challenges of the food business – it’s clear Schouw Informatisering is on the cutting edge of food technology software. The acquisition of Schouw Informatisering will better position Aptean to deliver best-in-class technology to food organizations globally.” 

Together, Aptean and Schouw Informatisering will enable customers to better manage their business from strategic, tactical and operational perspectives and make smarter, more informed decisions.

“A brand well-known throughout the European region”

“For 21 years, Schouw Informatisering has been a key player in the food IT niche, with a brand well-known throughout the European region as a symbol of quality and innovation,” said John Schouw, the prior owner of Schouw Informatisering.  “Joining Aptean gives us the opportunity to extend our reach and expand our capabilities in a way that we are able to offer our local customers even more value, and support their IT needs faster and better.  By doing so, the continuity of their strategic choice for Foodware 365 in this fast changing world is further strengthened.  We’re looking forward to growing within the Aptean family.”

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