Visma continues strong growth in the Netherlands by acquiring Onguard, leader in order-to-cash solutions.
Amsterdam, 20th of February 2020
Visma has signed an agreement with Main Capital to acquire Onguard, market leader in cloud-based order-to-cash solutions in the Netherlands. The acquisition strengthens Visma’s position in the Dutch market and allows Onguard to extend its platform across Europe.
Visma has grown steadily in the Dutch market over the last few years, and today extends its presence further by adding Onguard’s order-to-cash solutions as a strategic complement to its financial management, HR management, procurement, and Digital Society cloud solutions in the Netherlands. Onguard joins the family of well-known Dutch brands in the Visma group, including Visma Connect, Visma Raet, ProActive, Visma Idella, PinkWeb, HR2day, Dotweb, VerzuimSignaal, PlusPort, Circle Software, and Visma Roxit.
Based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Onguard is a European market leader in cloud-based order-to-cash solutions, providing an end-to-end product suite ranging from solutions for risk management and invoicing to credit management and collections. Through a combination of Onguard’s core platform and partner products, the company is able to provide a flexible, horizontal solution that serves the needs of both small and large enterprises in numerous industries. The company serves over 30,000 business users across 600 companies, most notably Aon, Schiphol, BMW, and Lloyds Bank.
Visma has acquired Onguard from Main Capital, a strategic investor in the northwestern European software industry. Through Main’s leadership, acquisition strategy, and focus on partner and reseller ecosystems over the last six years, Onguard has experienced consistent growth.
“We are very pleased to continue to develop our business within the Visma group. Visma’s international presence and breadth of product offerings will help us to enhance our platform further, provide new possibilities for our customers and employees, and meet our growth targets. We look forward to the opportunity to extend our reach across the European market”, says Onguard CEO Marieke Saeij.
“The order-to-cash value chain is a strategic priority for us and we are therefore thrilled to welcome Onguard to the Visma family. Onguard’s cloud solutions will serve as a fitting complement to our solutions in the Netherlands. We also see great opportunities to grow together across Europe”, says Eivind Gundersen, Divisional Director of Visma Commerce Solutions.
“I’m proud to see Onguard joining the growing Visma family, further increasing the freedom of choice Visma offers our customers with a leading platform that gives customers an overview and control of their payment processes and cash flow while maintaining sustainable customer relationships”, says John Reynders, Country Director of Visma Netherlands.
In the last 25 years, Onguard has evolved from being a specialist in credit management software to being a market leader in innovative solutions for order-to-cash. Our integrated, intelligent platform ensures an optimal connection between all processes in the order-to-cash chain and makes sharing of critical data possible. For this, Onguard uses the latest technologies such as APIs, robotics, machine learning, big data and AI. Users in more than 50 countries worldwide use the Onguard platform daily for successful management and tangible results in order-to-cash and credit management. Visit onguard.com
Visma offers software and services that simplify and digitalise core business processes in the private and public sector. The Visma group operates across the entire Nordic region along with Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe. With more than 10,000 employees, over 1,000,000 customer contracts and net revenue of €1.5 billion in 2019, Visma is one of Europe’s leading software companies. Visit visma.com