The Next View has joined the Consulting Partner program of Celonis. The Netherlands based SAP services provider joins a growing list of external advisory partners, including Deloitte, KPMG and Protiviti.
Based in Munich and Palo Alto, Celonis is a technology firm that specialises in the field of Process Mining, also known as Automated Business Process Discovery (ABPD). Since its foundation in 2011 the German-origin company has grown strongly, on the back of the rapidly expanding market for big data and analytics, and nowadays works for a range of large multinationals, such as Siemens and Bayer, as well as mid-sized businesses. Celonis’ main software solution – called Celonis Process Mining – allows users to in real time analyse business processes, allowing them to detect weaknesses and potential for improvement.
To ensure that Celonis products and solution are professionally implemented, applied and maintained, the firm, similar to other large software providers, has erected a partner programme for external suppliers. The network encompasses three types of partners: vendors (also resellers), consulting firms and solution providers.
When it comes to consulting, Celonis has in recent months already admitted several large consultancies to its network, including the likes of global giants Deloitte, KPMG and Protiviti, as well as PMC Services (a Stuttgart based IT firm) and PRATHO (a Munich based tech company). The latest consultancy to join its ranks is The Next View, a technology advisory based in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. The firm, which focuses mainly on SAP offerings, has seen rapid growth since its inception in 2009 – testimony to its expansion track record the firm has by Het Financieele Dagblad (the Dutch counterpart of the FT in the UK) been named one of Holland’s fastest growing companies for three consecutive years.
In its role as a Consulting Partner, The Next View will serve as a preferred supplier when it comes to the installation, configuration and implementation of Celonis Process Mining solutions. The two firms are no strangers to one another – they have of late together launched Process Mining projects on SAP HANA – one of The Next View key specialisation areas – and on the back of the success, they have agreed to intensify their partnership. For The Next View, the deal adds expertise and a further sales channel, while in return, the consultancy can help accelerate the adoption of Celonis Process Mining, as well support the German firm with further developing the product.
Commenting on the partnership, Ronald Lanjouw, a Partner at The Next View, says he sees significant potential for Process Mining to take-off in the Netherlands. “Companies can use Process Mining to analyse large amounts of process data in order to quickly identify and analyse all occurring variants of a process. This rapidly provides clear insight into where people consciously or unconsciously deviate from existing processes, paving the way for lots of improvements.” Typical benefits he foresees include benefits to continuous process improvement, transparency, prevention and compliance support.
The firms have already embarked on cooperating on engagements and exchanging knowledge, says Lanjouw. “Several of our data scientists have been trained by Celonis and are already working with customers. Our employees also have direct access to Celonis’ support and resources. What’s more, we’re the first to find out about new product developments and possibilities. We in turn contribute our experience and best practices.”
From an internal perspective, he says the joining of forces with Celonis fits in seamlessly with The Next View’s strategy in which Big Data plays a central role alongside Cloud and Security.