Press release

2016/03/22

New Record for FuturMaster in 2015!

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  •      A 16% increase of FuturMaster turnover compared to 2014, equal to a 50% growth over the past 3 years.
  • An intensive international growth partly due to :
    • 3 new customers,
    • The opening of a new subsidiary in Brazil,
    • The significant share that international incomes represents today for FuturMaster’s turnover (21%).
  • The recognition of FuturMaster’s expertise worldwide by the research company Gartner which placed FuturMaster in its latest Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record.

FuturMaster, French software publisher specialized in global supply chain optimisation, has recorded a strong dynamism of its activity for the eleventh consecutive year.

 

 In terms of financial performance

Fortified by a double-digit growth each year, FuturMaster has demonstrated its ability to define and implement an organisational and operational strategy, which aim to win new foreign markets and develop new products. In 2015, the publisher generated aglobal 14.2 million turnover, equal to an increase by 16% compared to its 2014 results.

 

FuturMaster’s international development

Founded in 1994 in France, FuturMaster has opened its first subsidiary in the United Kingdom in 2000, barely 6 years after its creation. In 2008, the publisher chose to get into the Asian market and to extend its activities in China, then in Singapore 3 years later.  In order to strengthen its global presence, the French publisher also chose to open a subsidiary in Brazil to enter the American continent. In parallel FuturMaster kept on consolidating its position in Pacific-Asia and signed new distribution contracts in Australia and in Vietnam.

The incomes generated by FuturMaster’s activities worldwide represent 21% of its global turnover, sign that the publisher’s strategic development investments have been successful.

New customer references

The signature of seven new customer references in the beauty industry, the luxe industry and the retail have also marked 2015 and confirm the publisher’s expertise within those industries. Among these new customers, which signed a contract with FuturMaster in 2015, there are S.T. Dupont, Petit Bateau, Beauté Prestige International but also Luxasia, the leading company on the Asian cosmetics market and IBTC, the key player of the bottled spirits industry in Myanmar.

During the past year, FuturMaster also demonstrated its ability to support several of its historical customers with their global supply chain extension and optimisation.

“We are particularly satisfied with the results that our development strategy enabled us to achieve this year. The fact that well known firms like BearingPoint and Gartner recognise our expertise in the specific field of APS strengthen our ambition for development and new markets conquest”, appreciates Michel Ramis, FuturMaster Executive VP Sales & Marketing. “We are proud to bear, in our own way, the French Tech values abroad.”

Major consulting firms recognised FuturMaster’s knowledge this year. The group appeared in the Syntec Top 250 of French publishers and was globally recognised by Gartner Study as the only French publisher of APS software (Advanced Planning System) in the Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record 2016.

 

FuturMaster keeps on reinventing itself.

Based on its global growth the group reinforced its teams in 2015 and created 20 work positions worldwide. FuturMaster also recruited two Data Scientists responsible for helping customers with the analysis of their Big Data information related to their value chain. They also are responsible for helping customers to adopt innovative practices when it comes to the optimisation of their supply chain processes.

As a part of its innovative strategy, FuturMaster signed a global strategic partnership agreement with BearingPoint in order to help its customers with their digital transformation by merging its business expertise with the consulting firm’s experience when it comes to change management. FuturMaster intends to build on this momentum and sign other technological and strategic partnerships to improve the group’s high-end customer service support.

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