ACCEO Solutions: 25 Years of Passion and Entrepreneurship
The Company Celebrates Its Trailblazing History in the IT Industry
Montreal (Quebec), April 3, 2013 – This year, ACCEO Solutions, a leading Canadian company in the field of IT consulting services and business and financial solutions for SMBs, is proud to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding.
Since 1988, ACCEO Solutions has been forging its path in the IT industry by developing and applying a distinctive business vision which it has consolidated in recent years through significant partnerships and acquisitions.
From its beginnings as Conceptum, through its incarnation as GFI Solutions Group, and all the way to its rebirth in 2012 as ACCEO Solutions, the company led by Gilles Létourneau has always been a model of success – particularly in terms of the evolution of its product and service line, a process rooted in ACCEO Solutions’ role as a facilitator and accelerator of e-business operations.
A brief look back quickly reveals that the journey from Conceptum to ACCEO Solutions has certainly been an impressive one. When in 2004 Conceptum decided to accelerate its growth by entering a partnership with French firm GFI Informatique, the company, which originally specialized in the development of custom services for large businesses in various sectors, changed its name to GFI Solutions Group.
The following years were marked by a series of strategic acquisitions: Accovia, Bell Business Solutions, Fortsum Business Solutions, activeMédia Développement, and Tender Retail. ACCEO Solutions’ most recent acquisition was Les Systèmes Informatiques O.G.C.
Its acquisitions have enabled ACCEO Solutions to broaden its mission, complete the shift from being a services provider to being a products and services provider, expand its client base internationally, and break into vertical markets.
In the space of five years, these acquisitions have enabled the firm to increase its sales and employee base nearly fivefold. In 2012, the company reached another turning point when, in conjunction with Invest Quebec, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins, and Fonds de solidarité FTQ, it bought back all the shares held by GFI Informatique. As a result, GFI Solutions Group changed its name to ACCEO Solutions.
Today, ACCEO Solutions offers a fully integrated range of products and services aimed at optimizing organizations’ business processes, enhancing their performance, and maximizing returns on their IT investments.
It is uniquely suited to develop e-business solutions which establish connections between small, medium, and large companies, municipalities, financial institutions, and government bodies, and it is ideally equipped to deploy management solutions perfectly adapted to all manner of professional realities.
“Success doesn’t just come on its own, and if we’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy 25 wonderful years of success, it’s thanks to the people who have been part of our family,” says Gilles Létourneau, president and chief executive officer of ACCEO Solutions. “Employees, clients, partners – without them, we wouldn’t be here today celebrating our success, or, even more importantly, the passion which continues to guide us. I want to thank everyone sincerely for their loyalty and say what a privilege it is to be in business and be in such fine company.”
After 25 years, ACCEO Solutions shows no signs of slowing down. In the coming years, the company intends to continue building momentum by making new acquisitions in Canada and the north-eastern United States. The story continues!
About ACCEO Solutions
Leading Canadian IT comph3ny ACCEO Solutions specializes in the design, implementation, integration, and support of management software; e-business development; and payment, professional, and technical services. ACCEO Solutions, which is currently experiencing an active growth phase, boasts nearly 1000 employees, approximately 55 000 clients, and annual revenues of over $100 million. Its most recent acquisitions include Les Systèmes Informatiques O.G.C., Tender Retail, activeMédia Développement, Fortsum Business Solutions, and Bell Business Solutions. These acquisitions have enabled the company to break into new and promising vertical markets and extend its product and service offering to businesses of all sizes and to municipalities and other public service organizations. For more information, please go to www.acceo.com.
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