Press release

Visma acquires Descartes

Visma acquires Descartes from The Norwegian Institute of Public Accountants and strengthens its position within cloud-based auditor solutions.

Descartes audit methodology is tailored to meet the auditors' needs, and will support the prevailing auditing standards. The tools is compliant with the International Standards on Auditing (ISA), and meets strict demands for reliability, stability and data security.

- To be a part of Visma will provide Descartes new opportunities in the market. Descartes will be supplied with new ideas and new functionality, and our strategic plans for the future are fulfilled in a good way by this acquisition. We are convinced that Descartes will have a positive development as part of Visma, says Per Hanstad Managing Director of the Norwegian Institute of Public Accountants.

- Descartes fits well into Visma’s focus on software for auditors in Norway, and will contribute to further develop Visma as a provider of complete auditing solutions. Descartes will provide additional expertise, and we strongly believe this will create new opportunities for both Descartes’ customers and Visma, says Eivind Gundersen, Division Director in Visma.

For more information, please contact:
Per Hanstad, CEO, the Norwegian Institute of Public Accountants, +47 480 20 082
Øystein Moan, CEO, Visma AS, +47 920 80 000

About the Norwegian Institute of Public Accountants
The Norwegian Institute of Public Accountants is an interest and expertise organization for authorized auditors in Norway, and has more than 5,000 members working in external audit, public sector and in business sector. The Norwegian Institute of Public Accountants operates extensive information and advisory activities, and in cooperation with the FSA conducts Association regular quality control of its own members. The Norwegian Institute of Public Accountants actively participates and plays a central role in the development of auditing and accounting profession nationally, in Scandinavia, the EU and globally.


Lage Bøhren

Lage Bøhren

Director of Communications


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