(Haugesund, 11 January 2017) SYSCO acquires 100% stake in Bicon AS and all shareholders of Bicon reinvest a larger share of sales proceeds in SYSCO. Bicon is a leading specialist in business intelligence, big data, advanced analysis and data warehousing. Combined with Enfo Analytics SYSCO bought at the end of last year, this will make SYSCO a very powerful player in big data analytics and a unique experience in this area in the utility sector.
Bicon is a Norwegian specialist company within big data, business intelligence and data warehouse solutions, based on leading and certified Oracle technology. The company currently has 20 employees and a turnover of about 30 million. Oracle awarded Bicon for Specialized Partner of the Year for Business Analytics in 2016 and Business Intelligence Partner of the Year in 2014.
– We are about to create a company with an unbeatable combination between Sysco position in the power industry and heavy Oracle expertise, Bicon specialist expertise in big data and Enfo Analytics expertise in algorithms and automation. IT industry is experiencing the biggest restructuring ever and Bicon is one of the communities that really have invested in new knowledge. Together they make the best possible expertise package to digitize power industry – says Frank Vikingstad, CEO SYSCO AS.
– We are very pleased to be a part of. SYSCO, says Aaron Merry and Øyvind Larsen, entrepreneurs and the main owners of Bicon. As part of a larger company, we will be able to accelerate the development of solutions for our customers, and as part of the leading technological environment in Norway, we will be able to develop the expertise of our consultants even better.