Deloitte Consulting continues to grow on the Belgian market with the integration of Numius

Brussels, June 4, 2012 – Deloitte today announces the integration of Numius, market leader in IBM-based business analytics services and solutions into Deloitte Consulting's Information Management service line. The joint team of Deloitte and Numius experts will represent more than 75 people with a unique and complete mix of industry functional and technical experience and as such takes a dominant position in the Belgian business intelligence and analytics market. This combined strength will give Deloitte clients even greater possibilities at a time when investing in business analytics is no longer a choice but a strategic imperative.

Since 1999, Numius has provided business intelligence, performance management and business analytics services and solutions to medium and large companies from various sectors. With sales of 5.5 million Euros in 2011 and a team of 33 employees, Numius is the main Belgian provider of business analytics services based on IBM software. Next to consulting services (advisory and implementation services), Numius brings an award winning Business Analytics cloud platform, offers managed services and offers trainings through the "Numius Academy‟. As IBM Premier Business Partner, Numius strengthens Deloitte‟s worldwide strategic alliance with IBM.

Jo Coutuer, Managing Partner Numius: "Numius and Deloitte share a strategic and cultural fit. This integration combines functional expertise and technological excellence and enables us to extend our service portfolio and cloud platform to a global scale. Our clients and team will benefit from the broad expertise and international network that Deloitte brings."

This integration is an excellent strategic fit for Deloitte and frames in the reinforcement of Deloitte‟s strong market position in business analytics, business intelligence and performance management. Deloitte and Numius will merge their activities within the Information Management service line of Deloitte‟s Consulting business unit. Jo Coutuer, Geert Hallemeesch and Thierry Cloetens join Aart Joppe to lead the Information Management service line. The 33 Numius experts will join the Deloitte Diegem office as of June 11, 2012. Numius will be referred to as 'Numius, a Deloitte company' until early September and from then on, it will become part of the Deloitte name and brand.

Aart Joppe, Partner Deloitte: "Many of our clients still face challenges in efficiently managing and exploiting their data assets. As Deloitte we are uniquely positioned to mobilize our multidisciplinary skills to service our clients in the area of Business Intelligence, Analytics and Data Management. The integration of Numius is a big step to accelerate our growth to respond to the growing demand in the market. Numius brings a great team with specific expertise and innovative solutions to Deloitte. The integration provides us with the scale required to run large projects, to diversify and provide top quality with a variety of leading technologies, to have a more complete service offering and to keep on innovating".

The integration brings together two strong teams with a powerful range of market-leading and innovative services that include Business Intelligence, Analytics, Enterprise Data Management, Enterprise Content Management, Cloud, Managed Services and Academy. Together, they leverage strong relationships with SAP, IBM and SAS and upcoming technologies such as QlikView, MicroStrategy and Tableau.

Koen Vandaele, Managing Partner Consulting at Deloitte Belgium concludes: "Deloitte and Numius will deliver a winning team, ensuring clients attain more from their information management investments, and continue the tradition Deloitte has for excellent client service, deep expertise and global reach".