Irish tech player Hikari buys ProcessUs and creates 30 jobs

After acquiring Dublin tech start-up ProcessUs, Eamon Moore’s Hikari plans to invest €2.1m in the business.

Irish data analytics company Hikari has acquired Dublin-based tech startup ProcessUs, and announced 30 new jobs over the next three years.

The company has also announced it will invest €2.1m in the business over the next three years. ProcessUs and its 10 employees will immediately integrate into Hikari, doubling the total number of Hikari employees to 20.

“As a business, the market opportunity for growth that this new form of software development presents is astounding”

The company also announces that it is creating 30 new jobs in the next three years in the areas of software development, process re-engineering, and sales and marketing.

Scaling to serve global customers

This acquisition means Hikari is now able provide end-to-end data analytics and process engineering solutions to customers.

60pc of the enlarged Hikari’s clients will be based in Ireland, with 25pc in the Netherlands and a further 15pc in the United States. Key client sectors include telecoms, financial services, supply chain, retail, local government, and semi-state bodies.

 “The strengths of our respective teams are complementary, creating a complete skillset for the entire Microsoft Power Platform, our platform of choice for developing business solutions for our customers,” said Eamon Moore, founder and executive chairman of Hikari.

“As a business, the market opportunity for growth that this new form of software development presents is astounding, and we are really excited to bring our solutions to customers and partners around the world. I am also very proud of the team that we have brought together to lead Hikari through this next stage of our development.

“There is a fantastic entrepreneurial spirit in the business that creates such an energetic environment, that along with the combined experience and expertise of our team, will allow us to build something very special for our customers, team members and stakeholders.

“This acquisition will round out Hikari’s capability, strengthen our brand, and allow us to deliver fast, cost-effective solutions to customers’ business problems. We are looking forward to growing our team and expanding our reach into new markets.”

ProcessUs enhances the business performance of its clients by increasing process efficiency, providing data-driven process assessment and optimisation, and designing bespoke process-led solutions using the Microsoft Power Platform.

Hikari, which is a Microsoft Gold Partner in Data Analytics, is innovative in its approach to leveraging technology to drive business growth; delivering data analytics, business intelligence, process innovation, customised business applications, and business process automation to its clients.

“We are excited to become part of the Hikari team, and the merging of our two companies will accelerate and offer the opportunity to fast-track ProcessUs’ business growth,” said David Cox, founder and director of ProcessUs. “It enables access to a wider market and the ability to provide a more integrated service to our customers.

“We have seen from previous collaborations between our two companies that the joining of our resources results in a well-rounded capability, and we are looking forward to further developing this synergy.”

Main image at top: Eamon Moore, founder and executive chairman, Hikari; Denise Bray, co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Hikari; and David Cox, founder and director, ProcessUs, pictured at the announcement that Hikari has acquired ProcessUs

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 30 April 2021

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