Focus on the acquisition of TELEBIG
Founding of AdExcel Consulting SA
Founding of AdExcel Consulting France
Founding of AdExcel Consulting North Africa
New head office
New 200 m² AdExcel Consulting North Africa facilities
Redesign of AdExcel Consulting SA’s graphic charter
Acquisition of TELEBIG
Redesign of the TELEBIG graphic charter
New 300 m² TELEBIG facilities
In October 2018, AdExcel Consulting SA announced the acquisition of TELEBIG, a European expert in Information System migration and modernisation.
Based in Villeneuve-Loubet, near Nice airport, in the Alpes-Maritimes, TELEBIG is a European specialist in Information System Migration and Modernisation with more than 35 years of modernisation experience and nearly 100 major projects in Europe. With its employees, TELEBIG has developed its own tools suited to different platforms and modernisation strategies, particularly through its Migration ++ offering.
One of TELEBIG’s key success factors is its close ties with its partners, such as Veryant, Morphis Technologies, Easirun, Micro Focus, etc. TELEBIG has its own set of tools integrated in the Migration+ suite such as PACStudio and PAC2COBOL (Pacbase replacement and modernisation), COBAngular (COBOL-Angular Interface Suite) and Legacy2Java (Java/JEE migration of Bull and IBM Mainframe applications).
TELEBIG also delivers specific application maintenance services (business and technology) with high added value through its TMA+ offering. TELEBIG’s strategic clients include the following in France: Airbus, Reims CHU (University Hospital), Sécurité Sociale Indépendants (Social Security for Freelancers [formerly RSI]), Great Seaport of Marseille. But also Dehner in Germany; Colruyt in Belgium and Atos worldwide.
TELEBIG is a European expert in information system migration and modernisation, recognised for the success of its projects. TELEBIG shares AdExcel Consulting’s passion for excellence.
The modernisation of information systems is a growth issue: the pressure of digital technology on mainframes creates the need for innovative projects. TELEBIG is one of the few companies that has successfully invested in the migration and modernisation market.
Joint AdExcel Consulting and TELEBIG teams will cover all the services needed for these new changes.
Lastly, TELEBIG provides high-quality application maintenance. AdExcel Consulting will make TELEBIG its service centre for development and maintenance in France.
AdExcel Consulting SA
Founded in 2013, AdExcel Consulting is a European Information Systems Engineering and Consulting Group based in Geneva, Switzerland. AdExcel Consulting and TELEBIG’s combined revenue target is €5 million in 2018.
AdExcel Consulting provides its clients with digital business excellence through innovative and customised solutions.
The main services offered by AdExcel Consulting to its clients are: Consulting, Development, Maintenance and Infrastructure. AdExcel Consulting consultants and developers constantly monitor developments in their sector and are experts in Scrum and Kanban technologies, DevOps, development techniques such as Docker, PHP, Symfony, Drupal, Jahia, Java and .Net, the Cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, Hidora) as well as collaborative platforms (SharePoint, Office 365, etc.).
AdExcel Consulting’s main clients are International Organisations, institutions and multinationals such as the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), the AKDN (Aga Khan Development Network - the Romandy pension fund), Geneva International Airport, Richemont Group, Polaris INT, FER CIAM, as well as public sector players.
The acquisition of TELEBIG will enable AdExcel Consulting to provide a complete offering of information system modernisation solutions, from mainframe technologies to the latest innovations.
AdExcel Consulting in the news in Bilan magazine
AdExcel Consulting is in Bilan magazine, available in stores today! Read the interview with Daniel Gros, our CEO, in which he provides good reasons for outsourcing certain projects. !
“What do you prefer?”
You can prefer the sea or the mountains. Showers to baths. Football to rugby. Staying in or going out. Cheese to dessert. And sometimes both, along with a little coffee! Reason enough to want to answer the burning question for those who work in IT: what do you prefer? Working at an agency, at clients’ premises or working from home?
Three of our consultants answered the question. They played along and opened up to us about their preferences for different workplaces. Without denying the limits of each.
At clients’ premises
Matthieu: “Thinking about ‘us’ while keeping your distance”.
“I work at Geneva Airport two days a week, have two days at the EBU, and spend one day a week at the agency where I manage the Intranet and ensure the successful operation of our facilities. At clients’ premises, I think in terms of ‘us’, while keeping a distance so as not to think exactly like the client. I learn to understand their business to carry out the assignments that I am entrusted with. It is very intellectually enriching. I see the direction in which the client wants to go and I observe the path they take, which may be different from that of another client. These different approaches allow me to save time on certain issues.
At clients’ premises, I share my workspace with other external consultants. We all know each other well; it’s like a community. We help each other, meet up after work and have become friends.
And the AdExcel agency is my home port. We assess broader issues together, we discuss emerging technologies and exchange interdisciplinary points of view. It’s important to keep your anchor at the agency. There I feel at home. And it also means a radical change in working methods during the week, and I like that. It breaks the routine.
Sophie: “I like to be free to organise my work the way I want”.
“I live in a small village lost in the mountains; it’s my work environment. I have organised my office in a separate room. In the morning, I get ready, take my son to school and then come back home. So I physically return to where I started, but actually, getting out of the house in the morning is very important. When I put the key in the door, I’m ready to take on the day’s work. The hard part is getting out of it! I have to create a break, which could be my son’s after-school snack time. I sometimes work more at night because flexibility works both ways. If there is an emergency, the team can ask me to work from home.
I quite like being free to organise my work the way I want. But I go to the agency regularly to see the outside world and evaluate the state of things. And then I also need to visit clients at their sites. Seeing their work environment, their premises, helps to better understand their expectations, and the words they use to describe their situation make much more sense. We understand each other better. Then I go home to work, with a better understanding and more information”.
At the Agency
Lucie: “Everyone should feel at home at the agency”.
“The agency is the place where our consultants know where to find Daniel, the CEO, and me. Some pass by regularly and discuss work over coffee; others are mostly at the clients’ offices. The challenge is for everyone to feel at home at the agency.
In order to spend time together, we invite all our consultants to an informal lunch at our premises once a month. It’s a good way to build relationships between us, in addition to an escape game, or our company Christmas parties that we organise with everyone’s children.
In a company like ours, there is a high level of engagement. Everyone can give their opinion. I like this team work, which involves exchanging information, sharing points of view on the projects, creating debates and questioning our practices. And also welcoming potential employees. Those days full of people coming and going at the agency are my favourite”.
A new graphic charter and a modern and elegant new logo. This magenta red is a warm colour and sets us apart from the classic blue that we see everywhere in the IT sector.
Warmth and modernity: that’s us!
A whole month of holidays in Thailand, while Switzerland was under the snow... That’s what one of our consultants did by taking his paid holidays and unpaid time off together. This is proof that it’s possible!
The expressions we use are quite funny…
« It's scrum time ! »
Everyone who is familiar with the Agile methodology knows this rallying cry. But it’s not to be confused with the scrums you see in a rugby match... In any case, the expression remains a mystery out of IT circles. Perhaps it is a coded message to announce that work’s over for the day?
Event in a ski resort in the Swiss Alps