EXIA figures in CDN Top 100 national ranking

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EXIA figures in CDN Top 100 national ranking

The only business intelligence firm in Quebec to make the cut

Montreal, May 10, 2017 – EXIA, a leader in business intelligence consulting services and solutions, data management and infrastructure, and predictive analytics, is proud to announce that it has been ranked among the top 100 Canadian enterprises in the CDN Top 100 Solution Providers of 2016.

Each year, Computer Dealer News (CDN), promoter of the CDN Top 100 list, determines the annual ranking of the country’s best 100 solution providers. This ranking measures participating companies by revenue. CDN has been the voice of Canada’s community of IT solution providers since 1987.

“We are particularly proud to be making this national list because we can finally say that we’re on the Canadian industry’s radar,” said Éric Bélanger, President of EXIA. “What makes this result even more meaningful is that none or our Quebec-based business intelligence competitors made the cut. This firmly positions us as the BI leader in Quebec.”

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Patricia Bonnel named for AQT’s “Women in IT” mentorship

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Patricia Bonnel named one of the executives  for AQT’s first mentorship project “Women in IT”

Patricia Bonnel, Vice-President of Operations at EXIA, a leader in consulting services and in business intelligence and analytics products, will be part of the first cohort of 12 women executives selected to be paired up with successful entrepreneurs and renowned executives over a 12-month period. In addition to the knowledge transfer that participants gain from this type of project, the first cohort is especially important. At the end of this initial period, an external assessment of the project, including validation of learnings, will be conducted, leading to the final step—the implementation of a reference centre comprising support tools and a mentorship kit. The project’s main objective is to provide more women working in ITC with access to senior-level positions within organizations and to support them in their desire to grow professionally, thereby contributing to their economic advancement.

The “Women in IT” Mentorship Project is the result of a joint initiative between the Association québécoise des technologies (AQT) and Status of Women Canada.

The Mentorship Project is consistent with EXIA’s commitment to offer adapted development conditions to its employees so as to support them in their professional journey.

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BRANHAM 300 LIST: EXIA MAKES THE CUT AGAIN

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EXIA, a leader in consulting services and in business intelligence and analytics products, has ranked 205th in the 2016 edition of the prestigious Branham 300 list in the “Top 250 Canadian ICT Companies” category—a 16-position gain from 2015.

The company first figured in Branham’s national ranking in 2014 and has continued to climb ever since. That same year, EXIA was listed in the “25 Up and Coming ICT Companies” category, made up of a select group of 25 particularly innovative organizations. This category aims to recognize the work of companies that have distinguished themselves through their creativity, either in a new technology area or in optimizing existing technologies.

In 2015, Procima Experts became EXIA and with it came a new business plan. The plan provided for a series of initiatives, including acquisitions (vCube) and strategic alliances with major manufacturers (WhereScape, Tableau). It also provided for the creation of a business practice offering Microsoft solutions adapted to the medium-size business market, which proved to be successful. Since then EXIA has joined the select Microsoft Gold Data Analytics club.

The Branham 300 ranking is organized by the Branham Group, a firm that ranks Canada’s top IT companies in various sectors. The 2016 list is available at www.branham300.com.

 

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Procima Experts becomes EXIA

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The Quebec business intelligence specialists pursue the same mission with enhanced expertise and new goals

Montreal, August 25, 2015 – Procima Experts, a leader in business intelligence (BI) consulting services, data management and predictive analytics, has announced that it is adopting the name EXIA, from the phrase experts en intelligence d’affaires (“business intelligence experts“). This name more accurately reflects the company’s reputation while marking a new stage in its development.

The decision, taken after the company revised its business plan, is the result of a long period of growth characterized by a constantly evolving business intelligence market. This situation necessitated an in-depth analysis of the company’s positioning and its growth objectives. As a result, it has revised its offering and adapted its management structure in order to take advantage of the opportunities available to it. Although EXIA remains a firm offering cutting-edge expertise to large corporations, the broadening of its offering will respond to the growing demand from the burgeoning SME market. In this market, the use of business intelligence tools has been democratized through advanced solutions that are both accessible and user-friendly.

Thus, the foundations have been laid for a new phase of accelerated growth. The business plan is supported by a number of factors. EXIA’s offering is particularly attractive to companies seeking to adopt powerful BI tools and experts wishing to participate in challenging projects. As a result, EXIA is able to take on projects of all kinds while providing consistent quality.

In addition, EXIA has established strategic alliances with major manufacturers such as Wherescape and Tableau Software, and has announced the launch of a practice offering Microsoft solutions to the medium-sized business market. In this way, EXIA is able to pair cutting-edge products with its vast expertise. This aspect of the company’s business was enhanced recently through its merger with vCube Solutions, a firm specializing in the development and integration of advanced financial BI solutions. In addition to these solutions, for which many clients have a pressing need, vCube Solutions provides expertise in development and integration, which is applicable in all business intelligence projects. In this respect, the management skills of Luc Landreville and Benoît Girard of vCube Solutions, serial entrepreneurs and new partners in the company, are extremely valuable to EXIA.

“Our new name reflects our renewed desire to build a great company,” says EXIA president Éric Bélanger. “In fact, it is the result of an in-depth analysis that led us to see the organization from a long-term perspective and in a context of strong growth. All aspects of the company were reviewed, and this transformed the way in which we are operated and governed, opening the door to consolidation, which will benefit both our clients and the company.”

“EXIA will continue to provide a varied, evolving service offering that is consistent with its corporate culture, focusing on skills and talents for the benefit of our clients,” said Luc Landreville, partner and president of vCube Solutions. “The products and expertise we now share with EXIA are in line with the demand and will result in sustained growth in all the markets we serve.”

A success story

Since it was founded, the firm has achieved numerous successes through its unique client-centred approach, focusing on skills. Above all, this approach has allowed clients to take advantage of the presence of recognized experts and key people on the ground, within the delivery teams. This provides the client with quality and reliability, as well as a strong capacity to deliver. It is one of the factors that has enabled the company to experience such spectacular growth.

Between 2010 and 2012, EXIA improved its ranking to 38th in the prestigious Canadian PROFIT HOT 50, showing an increase in revenue of 488% for that period. The firm is now ranked fourth among Quebec companies on this list, in all business sectors. In 2014, EXIA made its debut in the Branham300 Canadian ranking. It was then awarded 239th place in the Top 250 Canadian ICT Companies and was featured in the 25 Up and Coming ICT Companies, which is a distinguished group of 25 highly innovative organizations. In 2015, the company ranked 221st, confirming its continued progress.

 

About EXIA

EXIA is a business intelligence, data management and predictive analytics consulting firm that provides products, services, expertise and best practices in those areas to help clients achieve their business goals. Founded in 2010 by three experienced specialists, Procima Experts today employs more than 40 consultants to carry out critical projects for its clients. In its first two years, the company grew by nearly 500%.

For more information, visit: www.exia.ca

 

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Information:

 

Jean-Marc Simard

Simard Hamel Communications

514 287-9811, ext. 15

j.m.simard@shc.ca

 

Patricia Bonnel

EXIA

514 316-8833

patricia.bonnel@exia.ca

 

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