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CEGID BUYS META4 AND STRENGTHENS ITS TALENT AND HR SOLUTIONS PROPOSITION


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BY : Diego GutiérrezSeptember Tue, 2019

Cegida leading company in management solutions for the areas of Accounting, Tax, Payroll and Human Resources, ERP and Retail, has just acquired Meta4, the world's leading provider of cloud technology solutions for the management and development of human capital.

This union will allow the company to offer the market a wide range of software solutions for payroll and human resources management, focused on companies of all sizes and in all the markets in which they operate, as well as opening up new opportunities for international development. In this way, the French multinational continues to strengthen its position in the Payroll and HR solutions market.

Meta4

Thanks to its integrated supply of software in the Payroll and Human Resources management marketIts people-centred innovation and the expertise of its team, Meta4 has almost 30 years of experience. Its clients are mainly from the service sector, industry, telecommunications, finance, tourism and education.

It will now form an integral part of Cegid's Payroll and HR business line under the leadership of Philippe Clerc, and its employees will join the teams of its acquirer, sharing their expertise to expand payroll and HR management processes. The goal is to create an ecosystem to meet the needs of both companies' customers.

Cegid

Cegid offers services and enterprise software solutions that accompany companies in their digital transformation.both locally and internationally.

It will maintain and enrich Meta4's product range and continue to support customers in their transition to the cloud, and it is worth noting that this move places Meta4 as an industry leader, with 22 million people managed by its solutions..

In turn, by focusing on growth, it will also be able to complete its current product range, extending its geographic reach to key accounts in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

OTHER CEGID ACQUISITIONS

JDS Solutions

JDS Solutions provides integrated retail management software. Specifically, it offers WinRetail, allowing you to optimise point-of-sale operations and centralise critical information.

With this acquisition, the French firm strengthened its presence in North America, intensifying its international development and growth. In addition, JDS Solutions' partners and customers were able to start benefiting from the support of a global software company with such significant resources as Cegid.

Technomedia

Technomedia is a Canadian cloud-based talent management software provider using twenty technology products and servicesincluding Google Analytics and Wordpress.

Thanks to this purchase, Cegid took a further step into the strategic sector of Talent Management, and therefore of people, and enabled it to complete its initial offering focused on administrative personnel management, as well as to become a major player in Human Resources management solutions.

Civitas

Civitas provides software and services for organisations' back office requirements in human resources and finance..

With this operation, Cegid confirmed its intention to become a major player in the provision of management solutions in the public sector, particularly in its Finance, Human Resources, Technical Services and General Services departments.

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