Who we are

 

We are a group of fast growing companies, working in the newest solutions to manage enterprise processes and in the most advanced information technologies to support it.

ETHICA Consulting is the holding of a group of leading companies in Italy providing advanced software products and professional services for enterprise management.
The group counts more than 600 professionals and in 2018 had a global turnover of 74 Million Euro with consolidated revenues that touch 69 Million Euro.

In ETHICA Consulting the client companies find the ideal partner to manage the transformation of the core processes adopting state of the art experiences and newest information technologies.

Specific entrepreneurial units are dedicated to different industries and solutions, involving professional resources with excellent skills and experiences, effective approach and the commitment to get the target results.

Business ethics, Client’s care, attention to quality of services, continuous innovation, investments in human resources, self-financing are values which are promoted and shared at any level in the organization.

ETHICA Consulting acts as holding of the group and provides shared services to affiliated companies. Main office is based in Villorba (Treviso – Italy –30 Km far from Venice), and operating offices are in Padova, Bologna, Milano, Firenze, Perugia and Roma.

Story

Founded in Treviso by Managers and Professionals with high profile in consulting services and with strong international experience in enterprise information systems, ETHICA Consulting could aggregate extraordinary resources and competences around common objectives and values, providing an effective and competitive answer to the needs of support and of innovation to Italian mid market and large enterprise: this made and still makes the difference from competitors.
 
Since the foundation of the first company in 1997, despite the big challenges of IT sector, ETHICA group had a continuous growth becoming one of the main IT operators in Italy and one of the reference partners of giants like SAP and Microsoft.

The early years
(1997-2002)

  • Foundation of ICM.S as a professional services company leader on ERP systems, focused on resale and implementation of SAP R/3 as certified Value Added Reseller
  • Development of Altevie Technologies as a leading Competence Center for IT technology and software development on the SAP platform
  • Foundation of Espedia as a specialized company for PLM and CAD integration on SAP
  • Increasing success got in national and international projects and in important live references

The Group
(2003-2010)

  • Foundation of ETHICA Consulting as the holding of ICM.S, Altevie and Espedia and as an optimized structure to provide shared services to the Group
  • Participation in Datalab and transfer to it of the commitment on SAP Business One market
  • Foundation of Altitudo to develop business related to the Microsoft technology
  • Participation in the foundation of EKR, Software House for development and support of complementary solutions to SAP like  PIM (Product Information Management)
  • Expansion of all the companies of the Group in Italy and acquisition of an important role in the SAP market
  • ETHICA Group is an effective member of SAP Partners Executive Council of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)

The success
(2011-2015)

  • An original  Go To Market model is implemented for ICM.S, Altevie, Espedia in the SAP market, with complementary competences and capabilities
  • Foundation of United-VARs organization based in Walldorf to coverage and to support the international market in all the world
  • Acquisition of the Global Partner status (with Platinum VAR certification) for United VARs and extension of the same status to ICM.S
  • Participation in Regesta, an Extended Business Partner of  ICM.S
  • Leadership gained in all SAP areas (Hybris, SuccessFactors, Business Intelligence, Mobility, User Interface…) as well as in the ERP Core where ICM.S excells
  • Success of  ICM.S, VAR of the year 2014 and 2015, while Altevie is leader in Innovation for the commitment on NetWeaver and on new SAP technologies

The growth and the transformation
(2016-2019)

  • Confirmation of ICM.S as the first SAP VAR in Italy 2016-2017-2018, Excellence Award EMEA on the new SAP HANA platform
  • Investment of Ethica companies in Innovation, in particular in in-memory DB, Data Analytics, in Cloud, IoT and Industry 4.0 technologies and applications
  • Foundation of Concert as a company specialized in Microsoft Dynamics 365 FO (Finance & Operations) and sale of Altitudo company to minority shareholders
  • Success reached also in the Microsoft ERP market, extension of the Offer to CRM, Power BI, Azure platform and accreditation as a member of the MS Inner Circle
  • Enhancement of internal  Competence Centers, Software Factories, Support Centers and new SAAS Services for the Cloud SAP and Microsoft market
  • Sale of the participation in Regesta company
  • Synergy in the SAP area among ICM.S, Altevie and Espedia and reinforcement of the collaboration with the Large Systems Integrators
  • Added value for SAAS solutions with complementary Apps, Add-On and Software development in internl Labs of the Group
  • Recongnized leadership in the Cloud market for the new ERP platforms SAP S/4HANA Cloud and MS Dynamics 365 FO

After years of internal growth, specialized start-up initiatives (eg Altevie, Espedia, EKR) and strategic participations (eg Datalab and Regesta), a simplification and optimization process has been in progress since 2018 with the sale of Altitudo, the exit from Regesta and the concentration of the SAP Core Business on ICM.S, Altevie and Espedia and of the Microsoft Core Business on Concert.

Aggregated turnover of the Group and Weight of the single companies

 

With more than 500 specialized employees, more than 500 livecustomers and more than 75 million Euro of turnover in 2019,  today ETHICA Consulting is the most qualified organization in Italy to be the Advisor and the trusted Partner of the Client companies to run and to develop their information system on a world wide base both on SAP and on Microsoft platform.

Mission

ETHICA Consulting wants to facilitate the digital transformation and the growth of the Clients’ business by supporting the adoption and the run of the best information technologies and applications in the market.
ETHICA solutions and organization guarantee expected results with sustainable costs, involving specialized resources in effective and successful consulting engagements, IT projects and professional services.

ETHICA is committed to establish a long term trusted relation with Clients, Partners and key Resources, promoting continuous innovation and competing for excellence.

Industry focus

ETHICA Consulting settled in North-East of Italy working in a manufacturing environment of small and medium enterprises focused on growth, product innovation, efficiency, cost saving and ability to compete. The implementation in these companies of new generation ERP systems required a special effort to adapt the software product and the project methodology. The effective result was then deployed in bigger corporations and in other market segments, becoming reference solutions.
The target market for ETHICA companies is Italy with a strong presence in the growing areas of the country, with dedicated resources to guarantee the best local support and services.
The international support is provided moving resources from Italy and engaging the best operators in each country through United-VARs organization.

Strategy

The growth and the position in the market of ETHICA Consulting depend on the strategic and operating decisions taken by the Board, in line with the key values of the group:

  • the focus on the Client’s needs, with continuous and convinced investment in best state-of-the art products, software solutions and services, working with leading software vendors in the market;
  • the organization model, approaching each target business area with specific entrepreneurial units having a clear target of excellence;
  • the attention to our people who represent the key resource in consultancy and in professional services, trusting each employee and in particular the young generations;
  • the financial independence maintained with our economic results, and the freedom of choosing and of taking own decisions, without accepting pressure and shortcuts, looking at a sustainable long term project.