Kalypso and Metafore Merge to Expand Innovation Consulting Services

September 21st, 2010

Firms join forces to deepen PLM expertise and broaden market presence

BEACHWOOD, Ohio - Kalypso, the world’s premier innovation consulting firm, announced today that it has merged with Metafore, an independent, full-service product lifecycle management (PLM) services provider. By joining forces, the firms will provide organizations with an extensive, integrated suite of consulting services across all aspects of innovation, including business and innovation strategy, process improvement, PLM technology, organizational effectiveness, and intellectual property management. The combined firm will retain the Kalypso name.

Kalypso delivers comprehensive management consulting services around the business processes that enable innovation and provides objective advisory and implementation services for supporting technology. The combined team helps organizations to realize the full benefits of PLM with strategy, implementation, upgrade, migration, integration, and customization services. Metafore complements these services with deep expertise in all major PLM software systems including ARAS Innovator, Arena Solutions, Dassault Systemes Enovia, Oracle Agile, PTC Windchill, SAP PLM, and Siemens Teamcenter.

“By merging the Kalypso and Metafore teams, we are greatly increasing the ability to help our clients deliver on the promise of innovation,” said Bill Poston, managing partner at Kalypso. “As a combined team, we are able to bring tremendous value to organizations with best-in-class management consulting and implementation services for all of the leading PLM and product innovation software solutions.”

The merger strengthens the firms’ mutual presence in the high technology, consumer goods, and life sciences markets. Additionally, Metafore expands Kalypso’s reach into the aerospace and defense, machinery equipment, and automotive sectors.

“Our exclusive focus on innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management, combined with software provider and technology independence, gives us a unique ability to help clients achieve a true enterprise PLM perspective,” said Andreas Lindenthal, Metafore co-founder and new Kalypso partner. “We look forward to building the world’s premier innovation consulting firm and the most respected provider of objective technology advisory and implementation services.”

About Metafore

Based in San Juan Capistrano, California, Metafore is a full-service product lifecycle management (PLM) solution provider. The firm delivers PLM by educating clients, providing unbiased information, and helping them to identify, design, implement and operate the most appropriate PLM practices, processes and technologies for their business needs. Metafore PLM experts work with companies of all sizes across most industries and bring years of practical experience in evaluating and implementing both large enterprise PLM solutions as well as small workgroup PDM solutions. For more information, visit http://www.meta-fore.com.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance by delivering on the promise of innovation. Kalypso offers clients full service capabilities including Business and Innovation Strategy, Front End of Innovation, Portfolio and Pipeline Management, Development and New Product Introduction, Value Management, PLM Technology, Leadership and Learning, and Intellectual Property Management. For more information, visit http://kalypso.com. Follow @KalypsoLP on Twitter and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/KalypsoLP.