Pliezhausen, January 30, 2020. With effect of January 29, 2020, the two DATAGROUP companies, Almato and DATAGROUP Mobile Solutions, have merged into Almato AG. The new entity will focus on automation and Artificial Intelligence and will increasingly dedicate itself to the further enhancement of its Robots-as-a-Service offer.
DATAGROUP Mobile Solutions, an expert for the mobilization of business processes and the development of apps since 2014, and Almato, a specialist in robotic process automation within the DATAGROUP Group since 2018, have joined forces and merged into Almato AG. The merger of the two companies combines the expertise in software development and automation and will further accelerate the seminal topics of business process automation and mobilization of applications with the help of technologies based on Artificial Intelligence. The center piece is an AI-enabled Robots-as-a-Service platform for the automation of business processes. Already today, a great number of companies, including BBBank, Deutsche Telekom, H&M, Innogy or Tchibo, are using Almato’s solutions. Employees are relieved of simple, recurring tasks and can dedicate their time to value-adding issues in their respective specialist fields.
IT Digitalización 4.0 Industrial, a software forge with fifteen employees based in Barcelona, which was acquired by IT-Informatik in 2019, will also become part of the team comprising 120 employees.
“I am thrilled to further align the new company around Artificial Intelligence and automation together with Peter Gißmann”, says Christian Sauter, CEO of Almato AG. Peter Schneck, Management Board member of DATAGROUP, explains the decision: “Through this merger, DATAGROUP combines expertise and creates a new center of knowledge for the extremely important topic of Artificial Intelligence. Almato’s AI and automation portfolio is a perfect addition to our proven IT services.”
DATAGROUP is one of the leading German IT service companies. Over 2,500 employees at locations across Germany design, implement, and operate IT infrastructures and business applications such as SAP. With its CORBOX product, DATAGROUP is a full-service provider, supporting over 600k global IT workplaces for medium and large enterprises as well as public authorities. The company is growing organically and through acquisitions. The acquisitions strategy is particularly noted for its optimal integration of new companies. DATAGROUP is actively participating in the IT service market’s consolidation process with its “buy and turn around” and its “buy and build” strategy.