Celonis names The Next View a Consulting Partner

16 December 2015 Consultancy.uk

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 DeloitteKPMG 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.

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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.

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Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

05 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Grey Consulting has forged a new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of the brightest creative innovators, headquartered at Somerset House, London. The partnership hopes to tap into the experimental community to develop pioneering solutions for Grey Consulting’s clients.

In August 2018, one of the world’s largest design agencies surprised the business world by launching a dedicated consulting outfit. The news came as the two industries continued on their trajectory towards a historic synthesis. The consulting industry has been engaged in a pitched battle with the advertising and design space for the past few years, as the former increasingly encroaches on the territory of the latter via a protracted campaign of mergers and acquisitions; but there had been little traffic moving in the other direction.

At its launch, Grey Consulting was not billed as a direct competitor to established consultancies. However, the firm behind the new entity hopes that its creative experience will give it a competitive edge in winning consulting business from its existing clients. The Grey Group is a global advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York City, and 432 offices in 96 countries, operating in 154 cities. Grey Consulting opened its doors with a view to aiding clients within the areas of business and brand design, innovation and digital transformations.Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

Now, as the firm looks to further expand its footprint in the market, Grey Consulting has unveiled details of a ground-breaking new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of creative innovators headquartered at Somerset House, London. The alignment with Makerversity is hoped to unlock the potential of collaborating with one of the world’s most experimental communities.

Makerversity curates and convenes the best talent across product design, fashion, art and experimental architecture, sustainable materials, IoT, digital manufacturing, and coding. It provides spaces and workshops for professional makers to develop and create their work, supported by Somerset House Trust. The alliance is expected to enable Grey Consulting to develop pioneering solutions for its clients, together with innovators who make something amazing for a living, every day. 

Leo Rayman, Grey Consulting CEO, commented, “This gives our clients the potential to access a network of some of the most diverse and innovative individuals in the world today. Being so tightly connected to a community of makers means we don’t just develop transformational strategies but can quickly realise them in three dimensions. This sets Grey Consulting apart from the pure play strategy houses who are sometimes criticised for not making their thinking real at the pace modern businesses require.” 

Fiona Dent, CEO of Makerversity, added, “Makerversity acts as a catalyst for unexpected encounters, fostering collaborations between an incredible range of the brightest leading creators and innovators. Our experimental approach and engaged members, whose own practice is defining our world, create highly original new outcomes. We are delighted to bring this philosophy to a wider audience and generate interesting projects for Makerversity members through our partnership with Grey Consulting.”