LEADING MICROSOFT PARTNERS TO MERGE

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The Glueck & Kanja Consulting AG and the GAB ExactlyIT Solutions GmbH merge to a cloud managed service provider and operate under the name glueckkanja-gab AG.


Offenbach/Plattling — June 17, 2020 — Glueck & Kanja, once again worldwide Microsoft Partner of the Year in the category Modern Workplace as well as current Country Partner of the Year in Germany, and GAB ExactlyIT Solutions, also awarded with the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award, will merge. The two companies occupy the two top positions in the leader quadrant of the recently published ISG Study 2020 on the Office 365 market in Germany and, with a total of 20 Gold certifications, offer all Microsoft cloud technologies with outstanding competence and experience.

„We are very pleased to announce the merger of our two companies. We have already been pursuing a joint consulting strategy for two years and are using our complementary competencies to create a comprehensive solution portfolio,” explains Harald Ehrl, founder of GAB ExactlyIT Solutions and future CEO of the new company. „We see great benefits for our customers, especially in the close and trusting cooperation with Microsoft.”

The merger will create a Cloud Managed Service Provider named
glueckkanja-gab, which will further define the quality standards for cloud transformations among mid-sized and enterprise customers. In addition, the joint Operations Center will offer managed services for Microsoft 365 and Azure infrastructures as a standardized service for the first time. Locations of glueckkanja-gab are Offenbach, Plattling, Munich, Stuttgart, Heidelberg and Hamburg as well as a subsidiary in Dubai.

The merger is accompanied by a significant investment of PRIMEPULSE based in Munich. Harald Ehrl: “Thanks to this investment, we as glueckkanja-gab are well prepared to grow strategically and continuously on a firm basis. In particular, we will expand our highly standardized managed services around Azure and the Modern Workplace. At the same time, we also see ourselves as a partner for partners who want to follow this path together with us in future.”

The focus will remain on 100 % cloud. With more than 250,000 managed clients at many enterprise customers such as DB Schenker, EnBW and Uniper as well as hundreds of medium-sized customers, glueckkanja-gab is a leader in the global market and is also well networked in the product groups of Microsoft Corp in Seattle and Israel. The key factor is the combination of Managed Services and
in-house technologies and solutions, especially with the RealmJoin management platform, which significantly enhances Microsoft Endpoint Manager, and the Cloud Security Operations Center, which integrates all Microsoft security products as a service offering. In addition to the Microsoft awards, the
Top 100 Innovator Award was also won for the highly efficient deployment of cloud-based standard workplaces.

For Christian Kanja, CTO of glueckkanja-gab, it is evident: “The challenges of our customers go far beyond the managed client. In many cases, data center transformations are still in their initial stages and traditional operating models cannot be transferred to the cloud. Our Azure Foundation is the modern way of mapping product and process digitization through automation and standardized services.”

Microsoft too sees great potential for the journey to the cloud with the fusion of the two partners: “The merger of Glueck & Kanja and GAB ExactlyIT Solutions brings together the cloud expertise of our two partners under one roof,” says Gregor Bieler, member of the executive board of Microsoft Germany and responsible for the One Commercial Partner Organisation. “Already in their current cooperation, the two partners have shown which kind of successes are possible together – after all, Glueck & Kanja and GAB ExactlyIT Solutions were already awarded the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award in 2019 as part of a cross-company partner team. In the future, both medium-sized and enterprise customers will be able to benefit from the bundled expertise of the newly formed Cloud Managed Service Provider. We are looking forward to the coming cooperation with glueckkanja-gab, also in association with other partners from our network”.


About Glueck & Kanja
Glueck & Kanja is one of the leading IT consulting companies and one of the Top Partners of Microsoft in Germany. For more than 20 years Glueck & Kanja has always maintained the highest partner level and is continuously expanding its own competencies. The company designs and implements systems using the latest Microsoft technologies. The 100 % cloud strategy shows how the Future Workplace can be set up and deployed in a future-proof manner under Windows 10 and Microsoft 365. Microsoft teams and IT security complement this comprehensive concept. Glueck & Kanja exclusively employs certified consultants with many years of experience in international projects, thus proving its extraordinary competence with well-known companies. Glueck & Kanja is the leader of the ISG Office 365 Germany Quadrant 2019 and 2020 and also holds the Top Employer Medium-Sized Business Award 2019 and 2020.

About GAB ExactlyIT Solutions
GAB ExactlyIT Solutions GmbH is a leading service and consulting company for complex IT infrastructures in various areas such as logistics, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, retail and services. We help medium and large organizations worldwide to achieve their productivity, collaboration & communication and security goals. As a Microsoft Gold Partner and Microsoft CSP Direct Partner, we are specialists for all Microsoft Cloud services, IOT projects and our own Cloud solutions. An excerpt of references of GAB ExactlyIT Solutions from various industries are DMG Mori, Endress + Hauser, Fuchs PETROLUB, Westwing. Further information can be found at: www.gab-net.com

About PRIMEPULSE
PRIMEPULSE operates an active, partnership-based investment management and pursues an entrepreneurial, value-oriented approach. PRIMEPULSE holds investments in companies with sustainable business models, whose focus is on technologies and which have a high growth dynamic due to their digital development potential. The companies use the PRIMEPULSE platform and the group’s network to develop successfully.

Further information:

https://glueckkanja.com/en/company/media-kit/

Media contact

Carolin Kanja, Glueck & Kanja Consulting AG,
presse@glueckkanja.com

Eugenie Poletschuk, GAB ExactlyIT Solutions
eugenie.poletschuk@gab-net.com