Visma acquires OptiWay – experts in geographic IT
Monday, January 15, 2018
Visma expands its offering by acquiring OptiWay, a fast-growing Swedish company with expertise in geographic IT services and solutions. The demand for solutions in this area has increased sharply as the continued digitalisation keeps pushing forward.
The need for new solutions for geographic IT and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) will remain high in the future. Visma predicts that digitalisation in sectors such as city planning, engineering, energy and banking will drive the demand even further. Therefore, Visma Consulting will broaden its range of services and solutions in this area by acquiring OptiWay, a small but fast-growing company.
– OptiWay offers a new view on the geographic IT marketplace, with cloud solutions connected to a large amount of data sources, which can be run directly without initial investment. They are also experts in building customised solutions for larger customers, said Carsten Boje Møller, Division Director in Visma.
– OptiWay's strength is also confirmed by a strong inflow of new business and customers. With Optiway's solutions as a part of our offering, Visma becomes even more competitive as the digitalisation partner for larger organisations and companies, he continued.
– With Visma as our main owner, OptiWay can continue as a strong IT service provider to the Nordic market in geographic IT. At the same time, we get great opportunities to find synergies and new business opportunities that further strengthens our offering to existing and new customers, said Kristofer Turland, CEO of OptiWay.
OptiWay will operate as an independent company within the Visma Group under the Custom Solutions division.
For more information, please contact:
Carsten Boje Møller, Division Director in Visma, +45 21 48 84 31
OptiWay AB delivers high quality consultancy services in geographic IT and develops geodata products on the local and international markets. The company was founded in 2005 and has since then helped customers and partners identify, define and realize their business and technological capabilities. OptiWay has 20 employees and headquarters in Kristianstad as well as offices in Malmö and Ronneby.