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ABBYY Announces Partnership with First Consulting

July 12, 2021
News 21 Partners

First Consulting will distribute ABBYY’s solutions to meet growing demand in the Netherlands

ABBYY, a Digital Intelligence company, announced a partnership with First Consulting. First Consulting is a Pan-European consultancy organization that improves operational performance of its clients by translating strategy into innovative solutions. The consultancy is active in various sectors and works with a wide range of clients in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Scandinavia, such as Philips, Vodafone, Heineken, and many others. Through this partnership, First Consulting will distribute all ABBYY Content Intelligence and Process Intelligence solutions, including Vantage and Timeline, to its customers in the Netherlands.

According to IDC’s European Intelligent Process Automation Software Forecast, 2020-2024, intelligent process automation revenue in Benelux (comprising Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg) will grow at a CAGR of 16.7% to $737 million in 2019-2024. To meet this increasing demand, First Consulting and ABBYY have joined forces.

“First Consulting and ABBYY share the same goals— to help companies become more efficient with the support of best-in-class intelligent automation solutions. By combining ABBYY’s technologies with our RPA services, ABBYY’s Digital Intelligence platform will help us create more value for our customers by adding content and increasing process understanding within their digital transformation initiatives,” comments Maarten Nelissen, Senior Principal and Chapter lead RPA, First Consulting.

“The importance of our presence in the Dutch market is reflected by the continuous demand for assistance in improving processes and gaining greater access to data locked within documents. First Consulting is highly regarded for delivering measurable and sustainable results regarding such challenges. Our Digital Intelligence platform compliments complements their offerings extremely well, and we look forward to partnering with them to meet the growing demand in the Netherlands,” adds Robert Bien, Head of Sales, Benelux and Nordics at ABBYY.

ABBYY provides the industry’s most advanced Digital Intelligence platform. Enterprises use it to accelerate their digital transformations and complement their existing intelligent automation platforms like RPA, BPM, ERP, ECM, EHR, and others. The Digital Intelligence platform empowers companies to gain complete access and understanding of their business processes and the content that fuels them to improve the customers’ journey and achieve operational excellence.


ABBYY empowers organizations to gain a complete understanding of their business processes and the content that fuels them with its Digital Intelligence platform. ABBYY technologies are used by more than 5,000 companies, including many of the Fortune 500, and is recognized for its leadership in Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) and Process Discovery & Mining for driving significant impact where it matters most: customer experience, effectiveness, profitability, and competitive advantage. ABBYY is a global company with offices in 14 countries. For more information, visit

ABBYY and the ABBYY Logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized.

About First Consulting

First Consulting (incl. First Technology) is a fast-growing company with a passion for business processes. We guide and support clients in improving their operational performance. Our clients operate in a range of industries such as infrastructure, telecommunications, banking and insurance, retail and energy.

First has joined forces with Valcon and VIQTOR DAVIS to offer leading capabilities within strategically driven operations improvement and transformation, powered by digital solutions. We are now 800 people with a strong track record in strategic operations consulting, change, digitalization, technology and data analytics/AI. With Valcon and VIQTOR DAVIS, we are active in all of northwestern Europe.

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