In line with its strategic plan and with a view to becoming the “marketplace” of business-to-business digital solutions by 2016, Digital Dimension has substantially expanded its mobility division by acquiring Norcod, a specialist in connected solutions for businesses.
With fifteen years’ experience in the mobility market, Norcod has considerable expertise in deployment management and after-sales services for mobile devices for warehouses, implementing innovative solutions based on voice technologies and Wi-Fi solutions. Headquartered in the north of France, Norcod works mainly with the retail industry, providing added-value services, mainly for back-office management solutions.
The expertise Norcod brings will come as an ideal addition to the range of mobile solutions for mobile workers offered by Rayonnance, which joined Digital Dimension Group last June. Also well-established in the retail industry, Rayonnance is known for its end-to-end mobile fleet project management capabilities and its considerable expertise in developing and operating business applications with its EMM (Enterprise Mobile Management) and synchronisation platform, Harmonie.
In addition to these “blue-collar”-oriented solutions, Digital Dimension has its own Digital Mobility Services offering (formerly Econocom Telecom Services). Aimed predominantly at white-collar workers in the enterprise market, this offering includes end-to-end services for large-scale, multi-OS (iOS, Android, Windows) mobile fleet management, covering everything from integration to roll-out and management, and from maintenance to service desk. In 2014, DMS managed 70,000 mobile devices across around one hundred client sites.
“The arrival of Norcod in our mobility division will establish us as a market leader in professional mobile solutions for enterprises, and the undisputed leader in the retail industry, where Rayonnance has a strong foothold. This strong position in the mobility market is perfectly in line with our plan to make our marketplace an essential operational element for speeding up the digital transformation of businesses,” said Georges Croix, Chairman and founder of Digital Dimension.
Stefano Friscia, Chairman and founder of Norcod, added: “Joining Digital Dimension is a unique opportunity for Norcod to deploy its expertise on a major scale within a mobility division that’s the only one of its kind on the market. A new chapter in our history is beginning with this ambitious venture, which reflects our values and to which we are wholeheartedly committed.”
Norcod reported revenue of €12 million in 2014 and employs 45 people.
With this transaction, Digital Dimension will own 100% of Norcod’s share capital, excluding the Norcod Solutions Santé division, the majority of which is still owned by Stefano Friscia, who will continue his operational management role within both companies.
Created in early 2014 by Georges Croix and Econocom, Digital Dimension is going from strength to strength and confirms its target of €120 million full-year revenue by 2016, for which it has an investment budget of around €100 million over three years. In addition to Rayonnance, Econocom Telecom Services and Telecom Expense Management experts Tactem, Digital Dimension has a controlling interest in cloud provider ASP Serveur and SIRH Saas solution vendor Aragon-eRH.
The Digital Dimension project is one of the major initiatives Econocom Group has undertaken as part of its “Mutation” strategic plan which aims to establish Econocom as the European leader in business-to-business digital services.