Lefebvre Software and Cezanne Software become Talentia Software: A name change reflecting new ambitions
Focused on the future and in the wake of its acquisition on 25 February 2013, of European HR and talent management software supplier, Cezanne Software, Lefebvre Software is taking the new name, Talentia Software. This name better reflects, under a major international brand, its unified focus on a shared ambition: managing the financial performance and human resources of its clients – including both major accounts, and small and mid-sized enterprises – by bringing together solutions, services and expertise!
The acquisition of Cezanne Software, which was the fifth external-expansion operation completed in less than six years by Lefebvre Software, represents a significant change in scope, not just in terms types of services with the inclusion of HR management solutions and complementary skills, but also a strengthening of geographic positions, primarily in Europe and directly or indirectly in the Americas.
“We thought it was essential to bring together under one international brand all of our subsidiaries and associates, and to offer our clients a range of solutions both integrated and modular for optimum management of company performance. The name Talentia symbolises our values and commitment to supporting our clients, in guiding their Financial Performance and Human Capital management as part of the strategic and economic challenges facing every company,” says Viviane Chaine- Ribeiro, President of Lefebvre Software, now known as Talentia Software.
The Talentia Software Group in Numbers
Despite a difficult economic environment, from 2008 to 2012 Lefebvre Software’s turnover almost doubled, reaching €46.1M in 2012, up 9.5% over the previous year. Over the last four years, the company’s EBITDA grew by 538%, reaching 18% in 2012, up 30% compared to 2011.
This outstanding performance ratifies the company’s strategy of combining organic growth and external expansion. The number of new clients resulting from the merger of the two companies is estimated at nearly 600; and with more than 500 new customer contracts finalised in 2012, the group is committed to cultivating and growing client relationships based on trust and mutual partnership. Now that 2013 is well under way, the new group, set up and brought together under the name of Talentia Software, is supporting 3,600 clients internationally, with greater opportunities for cross-selling and recurring revenue. It is estimated that turnover by the end of 2013 will be nearly €60M, the result of the commitment and talent of its 430 associates in eight countries.
Innovation and expansion of the solutions offered by the Talentia Software Group: Specialised, integrated and flexible solutions to meet companies’ business challenges
The Talentia Software Group offers a broad range of solutions to guide company performance:
- Financial Performance with Talentia Finance, Talentia Assets, Talentia CPM, with optimised management tools for accounting, consolidation, reporting, budget preparation, inter-company transactions, etc.
- Human Capital Management with Talentia HCM including human resources administration, performance and compensation management, talent management, succession planning, training and recruitment administration, 360 feedback, organisation charting, reporting and employee and line manager self-service etc.
- Performance support with Talentia Services and Talentia SaaS.
The start of a new era for the company
“Talentia Software Group is ideally positioned with a range of solutions and services associated with leading-edge technologies, in both Financial Performance management and Human Capital management. We are proud and happy to be writing a new page in our history with a strengthened and very talented team and a strong international brand, that represents the Group’s desire to support its clients through constantly improved, effective management that creates value by linking the human dimension to the company’s strategic and financial challenges. Together we are going to pool our skills and expertise for strong, responsible and sustainable growth,” concluded Viviane Chaine-Ribeiro, President of Talentia Software