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Semarchy and Apgar Consulting Create Technology Partnership to Strengthen Position as MDM Champions

Partnership increases the value proposition of both companies in Master Data Management and extends global coverage to support customers in their digital transformation.

Phoenix, AZ - November 18, 2021 - Semarchy, creator of the Intelligent Data Hub™, announced the signing of a technology partnership with Apgar Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in defining and implementing strategies to improve the use and sharing of information critical to business operations. Together, they bring a common vision to the Master Data Management (MDM) market based on simple and flexible technology combined with customer-focused services.

According to Gartner, as the engine of digital transformation, MDM is a key approach for companies that want to improve the quality and sharing of their critical data. However, while many organizations approach MDM solely through the lens of technology, defining a business strategy for data management is fundamental.

This partnership brings a value proposition that combines the Semarchy xDM platform with Apgar’s consulting and implementation services to help their joint customers achieve better data governance and accelerate ROI. The agreement is aimed at customers globally, as both companies maintain a presence in Europe and the United States.

Recognized as a leader in Gartner's 2021 Magic Quadrant for MDM solutions, the Semarchy Intelligent Data Hub solution enables organizations of all sizes to bring together their master data, scattered across multiple applications, in a single data hub to immediately generate value. 

Apgar Consulting joins the Semarchy partner program and brings its expertise in implementing Master Data Management solutions, recognized since 2020 by Gartner in its "Market Guide for MDM External Service providers.” With more than 110 consultants working on data issues on a daily basis, Apgar Consulting supports its customers from start to finish with a wide range of customized services including consulting, implementation, production support, change management and training. Its expertise enables companies to deploy large international and multi-domain projects. Apgar Consulting provides its customers with pre-configured solutions for their key data (Finance, Third Party Business Partner, Reference Data Structure, Metadata) that reduce implementation time by up to 50%.

"The signing of this partnership is in line with our mission to help our customers improve their organization's performance through quality data. We share with Apgar Consulting a strong sense of customer satisfaction and are delighted that this partnership will extend through Europe and the United States. Our partnership with Apgar Consulting aims to accelerate and maximize the return on investment for our clients through the qualities of our offerings, which combine a simple and flexible solution with a full range of support services," said Hervé Chapron, Semarchy VP & General Manager EMEA.

"As part of our selective partnership strategy, Semarchy appears to be a key player in the MDM market. It matches our offers in that it can offer a multi-domain platform to its customers, thus avoiding the multiplication of technical solutions. Finally, its ease of use and price positioning make it a solution that is particularly well suited to medium-sized companies, a sector in which we are keen to position ourselves. Beyond the technological aspect, a partnership is also a story between people. The historical presence of Semarchy in France favors the development of our relationships and I am committed to supporting data expertise ‘made in France’," added Jean-Yves Falque, Founder and President of Apgar Consulting.

About Apgar Consulting: Apgar Consulting is a leading data advisory company supporting its customers in their journey to build a foundation for trusted data. With more than 110 consultants working on a daily basis around Data topics, it has been identified by Gartner as 1 of the 18 major MDM External Services Providers in the 2021 MDM Market Guide. Operating across several countries, Apgar Consulting covers a whole range of services including consultancy, implementations, change management, support, and training. As per the dynamic nature of its clients’ needs, Apgar Consulting aims to build strong, long-term relationships by providing excellent service. The company also ensures that its clients achieve project delivery excellence and maximize the benefits of their investment. Built with strong values, Apgar Consulting aims to provide sustainable advisory services. Innovation and pragmatism are the keys of its data-minded approach. Apgar Consulting headquarter is in Neuilly Sur Seine (France) and has offices in Lebanon (Byblos), Portugal (Porto), The United Kingdom (London), Switzerland (Zurich) and The United States of America (Austin TX). 80% of its activities rely on international projects in Europe, the United States and the Middle East. Apgar Consulting acts for small & large companies, from various industries (Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Retail, Consumer Product Goods (CPG), Farming).

About Semarchy: Semarchy is the creator of the Intelligent Data Hub™ which empowers business users to become data champions. Its xDM platform enables organizations of any size and helps them quickly bring together the critical information scattered across applications into a single data hub, with fast time to value. Data can be discovered, mastered, governed, and centrally managed in a non-intrusive way. Semarchy xDM is natively available on most popular cloud marketplaces, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and also as Software as a Service (SaaS), all with the same features as the on-premises platform.

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