Econocom acquires 100% ownership of Tactem, a French independent software vendor specialising in telecoms management for international companies
Tactem, a Telecom Expense Management (TEM) solutions provider
With its TIO© (Tactem Information Officer) software, Tactem allows multinational companies to manage their inventories, costs and suppliers effectively in a complex and constantly-changing telecoms environment.
Run by two telecoms experts, Manuel Ceva and Patrick Allard, Tactem is an innovative young company which enjoyed rapid growth and quickly built up a reputation with international corporate clients, for whom it provided telecom management services.
This acquisition, for a cost of around €1 million, is in line with Econocom Group’s strategy for acquiring specific expertise in order to keep apace with major new trends in the technology infrastructure market.
“Keeping telecom expenses under control is crucial for companies”
Telecommunications and infrastructures account for 35% of large companies’ ICT budget.
“With the boom in the communicating objects market, managing telecom costs has become crucial for companies. The addition of Tactem’s solutions to our offering will further increase Econocom’s ability to assist its clients in controlling and managing their telecom fleet,” explains Gregory Elmoznino, Managing Director of Econocom Telecom Services.
Econocom Telecom Services (ETS)
Well ahead of the business IT and telecoms infrastructure convergence trend, Econocom founded Econocom Telecom Services (ETS) over 10 years ago. With CAC40 companies accounting for 50% of its client base, ETS has established itself as a pioneer and leader in the French telecom outsourcing and mobile solutions integration market. With this acquisition, it now boasts an integrated, comprehensive TEM offering enabling it to manage the entire value chain and offer tailored solutions to its corporate clients.
Tactem will also enhance Master IT, Econocom’s B2B IT and telecom asset management solution which currently handles over 300,000 telecom assets worldwide.