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Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Bizdirect achieves "majority"


Technological company celebrates this month its 18 years, and closes the first half with 34 million euros of revenues


Lisbon, September 19, 2018– Bizdirect, technological company of the Sonae IM universe specializing in IT solutions consulting and marketing, celebrates this month 18 years with a remarkable course, filled with the overcoming of enormous challenges launched by its customers, contributing to make it one of the largest in its market

The company reaches 18 years of activity with a team of 97 IT engineers and IT specialists and more than 500 active clients, both nationally and internationally, from 25 countries. Also worthy of note is the growth of the Viseu Competence Center, which retains talent and exports services in the IT area, reinforced by the entry of new employees, the acquisition of new technical skills and investment in training with the realization of Academies, all in order to respond to the needs of the markets in which it is positioned.

Bizdirect has been increasing and diversifying its portfolio of solutions and services offered to its customers in different areas, always with the necessary know-how to support them in the digital transformation of their business and, therefore, facilitate the day-to-day -day of their teams. In the year it was 18, Bizdirect implemented a number of large-scale and successful projects in different sectors, such as the recent digital transformation of ERA Imobiliária, where the leading real estate brokerage company in Portugal, supported by Bizdirect, has adopted the Microsoft Cloud Azure solution to efficiently manage the thousands of properties in the more than 200 stores across the country, or optimize business processes, with a focus on PRIO Energy's sales and marketing teams, with more than 250 fueling stations, with the Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM solution.

This year Bizdirect received two very important distinctions: in March, the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) recognized Bizdirect as one of the driving forces in Europe for training initiatives and digital skills that foster the transformation processes of organizations in the digital age. In July, in Las Vegas, recognition came from Microsoft with the Business Applications Partner of the Year award in Portugal.

Bizdirect presents plans to continue its growth and internationalization process, having concluded the first half of this year with 34 million euros of revenues, which corresponds to an increase of 18% over the previous year. International revenue reached 9% of Bizdirect's total revenue. All Bizdirect business units show a positive and growth performance compared to the budgeted.

"The Bizdirect Team is a DNA team of winners. I emphasize your resilience as you have been able to overcome all the challenges of the business and the market over the last 18 years. Our customers, partners and shareholders have also made a huge contribution in this course, because without their vote of confidence it would not be possible for Bizdirect to achieve the excellent results we propose from year to year. For me, it is a great pleasure to be able to participate and celebrate this important milestone of Bizdirect's journey, in the company of the best, a team full of talent and always available to embrace the challenges of our customers. " says João Mira Santiago, CEO of Bizdirect .

To celebrate its 18th anniversary, Bizdirect gathered its employees in a memorable event, which took place on September 14 and 15 in Cascais.

"It is a privilege for Bizdirect to be able to gather all its employees in celebration of another anniversary and to be able to share with them our successes of growth and expansion over the years. In addition, we are very pleased to be able to see that year after year our team grows considerably and that we have the best on our side. ", confesses Rita Cordovil, CMC of Bizdirect.

At the age of 18, Bizdirect proves to be an ever-evolving IT partner of confidence, which adjusts itself daily to the new dynamics of the market, working in an innovative way, always with the objective of meeting the expectations of its customers, offering the technological approaches to the market.

According to João Mira Santiago, "Bizdirect will remain committed to assisting companies in their challenges in core areas such as: optimization and continuous improvement of processes, implementation of customer loyalty solutions and improved sales force effectiveness (CRM) , software asset management in compliance with vendor policies, and cloud solutions where the knowledge and experience of the Licensing and Infrastructure teams is focused on helping and accompanying our customers in the digital transformation of their business."



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