Kalypso and DataSquare Merge to Serve Global Demand for PLM

January 16, 2014

Firms join to provide clients PLM expertise in Europe

Beachwood, Ohio and Hamburg, Germany – After closing out 2013 with record revenues, Kalypso plans to continue its rapid global growth by merging with DataSquare, a full-service product lifecycle management (PLM) consulting firm based in Hamburg, Germany.

Kalypso delivers a comprehensive set of services that enable innovation, including PLM technology strategy and implementation services. With the addition of DataSquare’s expertise and capacity, the combined firm will serve the growing demand for PLM in Europe with a larger set of PLM consulting and implementation services.

“PLM is a key enabler for organizations looking to improve innovation results,” said Joachim Misdorf, DataSquare CEO and new Kalypso partner. “By merging the Kalypso and DataSquare teams, we are increasing our ability to help our clients drive innovation and business value from PLM on a global scale.”

The two firms have extensive knowledge of, and implementation experience with, all of the leading PLM and product innovation software providers, including Oracle, PTC and Dassault Systèmes. The merger expands the firms’ presence in the life science, high technology and industrial industries in Germany and other European markets.

“Growing Kalypso on a global scale to serve our diverse clients continues to be one of our firm’s top strategic imperatives,” said Mick Broekhof, Kalypso managing partner, Europe. “With DataSquare, we look forward to providing our clients with a world-class set of services to help them deliver on the promise of innovation.”

DataSquare will operate as a subsidiary of Kalypso.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance, drive profitability and create sustainable results by delivering on the promise of innovation. The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine unparalleled expertise in innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management (PLM) with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, life sciences and retail industries.

About DataSquare

DataSquare is the integral systems house for PLM consulting as well as PLM software. The services range from strategic consulting, systems selection, implementation to service and operations.