mip GmbH joins CENIT Group
Acquisition expands CENIT Group portfolio and reinforces market position in enterprise information management
For CENIT AG, 2023 began with a step toward further growth: Effective January 1, 2023, the Munich-based mip Management Information Partner GmbH became a member of the international CENIT Group. Established in 1988, mip GmbH is a software and consulting company active in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. mip and its staff of about 30 experts specialize in data management and analysis, software development, as well as operation of IT infrastructure and applications.
The 100-percent acquisition of the strong, agile data management specialist mip is part of the consistent, carefully planned growth strategy of IT, software and consulting provider CENIT: The company’s target-setting until 2025 is aimed at achieving robust organic and inorganic growth across its five business units, and this includes a clear focus on mergers with innovative, well-established partners. As an experienced, long-standing IBM partner with strong back-end expertise in data management, mip will strengthen CENIT Group’s delivery capabilities regarding IBM-based technologies and complement CENIT’s portfolio e.g. in the information management sphere. For SAP- and MS-based technologies, this is domain currently in the capable hands of ISR AG, also a member of CENIT Group.
Peter Schneck, CEO of CENIT AG, says: “In the past years, mip GmbH has been a highly successful and profitable actor in the information management arena, and like CENIT and ISR, the company has been a leading, long-standing partner of IBM in Germany. mip’s innovative spirit and its market profile ideally complement CENIT’s product portfolio in the enterprise information management (EIM) field. Together, CENIT’s EIM unit, ISR and now mip will further strengthen the market position of CENIT Group as a major partner to IBM.” “We are very pleased to be able to welcome the mip team to CENIT Group”, he adds.
On the road to #1 in information management
With the goal of making CENIT’s competency field EIM the go-to partner for information management and document logistics in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, mip will merge with CENIT EIM and ISR AG. mip will continue to trade as an independent enterprise, under the name affix “a CENIT Company”. The founders and Managing Directors of mip GmbH, Ursula Flade-Ruf and Markus Ruf, will continue to act in their management capacities.
“Our passion is supporting our clients in harvesting added value from their data. With a view to the future development of mip, we were looking for a partner who pursued a comparable market strategy and who could ensure continued stability and profitability for our employees and clients”, says Ursula Flade-Ruf, Managing Director of mip GmbH. “We are very pleased to have found that partner in CENIT”.
André Vogt, Senior Vice President of CENIT’s EIM Unit and CEO of ISR AG, underscores the joint vision: “The fundamental idea and core motivation behind the merger of our three companies is the conviction that together we are ideally prepared for the future, and that our joint strength will generate continued growth. By positioning our topics, solutions and services clearly, we will boost the attractiveness of our EIM portfolio – for our teams, for our clients and for our partners.”
CENIT Group’s expanded EIM portfolio now offers even an even wider range of solutions for end-to-end document and information logistics. In addition to conventional document and process management applications, this also extends to customer communication and data & document analysis.