First Consulting and SmartRules join forces

Amsterdam – 9.10.2019
– First Consulting and SmartRules have recently joined forces. This step is in line with First Consulting’s ambition to become a European-wide consulting organisation in the coming years.
First Consulting is providing services to leading customers in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom in the areas of processes, business technology and change management. SmartRules is active in the Dutch and German market and is providing services to leading customers in the field of digitisation of processes through Pegasystems and Appian technology.
With the acquisition of SmartRules, First Consulting both strengthens its business technology pillar, as well as taking its first step into the German market.
First Consulting and SmartRules will continue to operate as their own entities for the time being, with immediate collaboration from a customer and commercial perspective. Both the management of First Consulting and the management of SmartRules see this step as a great opportunity to be successful together at customers, and to drive further growth.
With this step, the First Consulting group grows to 300 employees in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Germany.

About First Consulting
First Consulting is a fast-growing no-nonsense consulting organisation. With 230 employees in the Netherlands and 20 people in the United Kingdom, First Consulting focuses on resolving operational issues at customers in the Telecom, Retail, Manufacturing, Banking, Insurance, Infrastructure and Utility sectors. At the heart of this are the operational business processes of a customer, focusing on digitisation and enabling change in organisations. The working method of First Consulting is characterised by analysing process problems and subsequently
realising a measurable result, all in close collaboration with the employees of a customer. Since 2019, Waterland Private Equity has been a co-shareholder in First Consulting, in particular to help shaping the buy & build strategy of the group.

About SmartRules
SmartRules is one of the first European consulting firms that focuses exclusively on the implementation and integration of business solutions using Pegasystems and Appian technology. As the word “smart” in the name indicates, the focus is on smart people and a smart approach to automate business processes to achieve more efficient and flexible business operations for our customers. Part of this is an agile project approach, employees who speak the language of the customer and who are close to the business.
SmartRules has around 50 employees in the Netherlands and Germany, particularly providing services to clients in the financial and public sectors. The mission of SmartRules is to achieve optimal results for customers by offering the best qualified and motivated people. SmartRules also wants to be a great place to work, where employees can grow personally and professionally.

Contact First Consulting
Geert van den Goor
+31 (0)6-54645089

Contact SmartRules The Nederlands
Bert Westeneng
+31 (0)6 83235870

Contact SmartRules Germany
Gernot Tomsits
+49 (0) 152 900 842 10

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