Paris, November 18, 2021 – Talan has announced the acquisition of Insum, a Québec company renowned for providing innovative app solutions and its expertise in Oracle Database and Oracle Application Express (APEX). The acquisition will enable Talan to ramp up its development of Oracle-based solutions and become a world leader in Oracle Application Express (APEX) solutions.
This expansion will enable Talan to significantly strengthen its position in North America and internationally as part of its “Ambition 2024” plan to meet growing needs for digital transformation among major groups and public stakeholders. The Insum entity and brand will remain unchanged, and the team will stay the same. Its management team will occupy strategic roles within Groupe Talan and maintain shares in the company.
This major move fully supports Talan’s goal of meeting the growing needs in digital innovation and transformation among major economic players in France and abroad. Talan and Insum have been collaborating for many years already; this move solidifies the mutual trust that exists between the two groups and their bond built on shared values.
The market for Oracle-based solutions, particularly APEX, is experiencing tremendous growth and represents a strategic focus for creating value within companies. Oracle Application Express (APEX) is a low-code development platform that allow users to build scalable, secure enterprise apps functions with world-class features that can be deployed anywhere in the world.
“We are thrilled that Insum is joining Talan. This project dovetails with our “Ambition 2024” plan, which identifies major development areas for our markets in France and worldwide. Insum offers high-level expertise that complements Talan’s own. Together, we can offer clients even better Oracle solutions than ever. In addition, Insum’s nearly one hundred employees can now count on Groupe Talan’s expertise to deliver their projects and help them grow in their career paths,” said Mehdi Houas, president of Groupe Talan.
“This association with Talan Group is proof of our Oracle APEX leadership. With our complementary expertise, we can expand our playing field and provide better support to current and future clients. We have already worked together for many years, and we share the same values. Aligning our services means that we will be able to harness the incredible talent of a group that numbers close to 4,000 employees worldwide. Together, we will be able to execute large-scale projects in countries around the globe. We are thrilled to now be able to fully benefit from the cloud computing and low code sector, which is poised for exponential growth in upcoming years,” said Insum cofounders Michel St-Amour, President and and Francis Mignault, Executive Vice President.
Talan is a consulting firm specializing in digital innovation and transformation. For over 20 years, Talan has been advising, supporting and implementing transformation projects for businesses and public authorities, in France and abroad. With operations on five continents and nearly 4,000 consultants, the group anticipates profits of 400 million euros in 2021, and expects a turnover of 1 billion euros by 2024. The group places innovation at the heart of its development strategy and is involved in areas of technological change affecting major corporations, such as Big Data, the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. Talan takes part in key industry events like Viva Technology and regularly gives talks about the challenges of these revolutionary technologies alongside major industry players and parliamentarians (Syntec Numérique, French Parliamentary Forum on Artificial Intelligence, French Fab Tour, Forum de Giverny, etc.).
Insum develops highly specialized innovative application solutions using Oracle Application Express (APEX), a Rapid Application Development tool included with the Oracle database. With offices in Canada, the United States and Peru, Insum is currently the largest consulting firm specializing in Oracle APEX. Its internationally recognized team of experts develops custom application solutions to answer the needs of its broad client base of public and private sector organizations, including financial, government, and higher learning institutions as well as numerous Fortune 500 companies.