Bijster was founded in 2016 by Kurt Vandebergh and focused from day one on Qlik. Prior to Bijster, Kurt has been working for over 20 years in CFO and HR roles, where he frequently introduced Business Intelligence in the companies he worked for.
Bijster has a particular focus on the Business relevance of setting up (Financial & HR) Analytics. The company has experience & Analytics Apps in a number of sectors including Payroll providers, Building companies, Service Vouchers, Insurance Brokers, Temp agencies, …
A number of large customers of Bijster include: Accuria Sociaal Secretariaat, Bionerga, Constructis, Fingo, Group S Sociaal Secretariaat, Itzu Group, Job Talent, Kringwinkel Antwerpen, Optimal Parking Control, PIA Group, Poggio, Sdworx Staffing Solutions, Verstraetebouw, Vestio and Yontec.
“Being able to strengthen our team with a Senior Qlik team is a fantastic opportunity for element61 to complement our own Qlik service offering” comments Stijn Vermeulen, Managing Director of element61. “Qlik remains a leader in the Business Intelligence market with an important and happy installed customer base. Our own Qlik Competence Center business is growing 35% year over year, and together with Bijster combined Qlik related revenues will be 4.4 million € in 2023.”
“We will be able to offer Bijster customers additional technologies and services including Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Planning & Budgeting, Financial Consolidation and ESG Reporting.”
“Furthermore, it strengthens our presence in Limburg both towards customers and employees. The current Bijster Corda Campus office will become an additional regional element61 office. Last but not least, we welcome an experienced talent pool of Senior Business Intelligence specialists”, continues Stijn Vermeulen.
“As we prepare for our next phase of growth, the Bijster team needed broader support to invest in Personal Development of its team members, stronger vendor partner relationships, and support in the areas of sales, marketing and internal processes” comments Kurt Vandebergh, Managing Director of Bijster. “We are happy and proud to be able to join element61, the thought leading consulting company in Analytics in Belgium. We feel connected with the element61 DNA of top notch Analytics experience and expertise, Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Knowledge Sharing, both with customers and within the team”.
With this transaction, element61 re-enforces its leading position as the most Senior team in Analytics in Belgium. The company now employs over 100 people with on average more than 9 years of experience in the domain, totalling over 1.000 man-years of Analytics experience as a team.
Founded in 2007, element61 is the thought-leading Analytics consulting company offering experience & expertise in Analytics, Performance Management & Data Science. In 16 years, element61 has become the most experienced team in Analytics in Belgium. element61 is part of Moore Belgium since 2016.
More information on element61 can be found at www.element61.be
More information on Bijster can be found at www.bijster.be
About Moore Belgium
Moore Belgium is the largest independent Accounting and Consulting service provider in Belgium with 5 key centres in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt and Kortrijk and 30 local offices spread across Flanders. The company achieved a turnover of €135 million in 2022 with 1.200 employees. Moore Belgium supports as ‘the company’s companion’, the growth trajectory of SMEs, Belgian anchored larger companies and local authorities with services in the areas of Accountancy, Audit, Analytics, Business Consulting, Corporate Finance, Grants & Incentives, Interim Management and Tax & Legal Services. As a member of Moore Global – one of the larger Accounting and Consulting networks in the world – Moore Belgium also assists its clients in more than 100 countries.