Zest Announces First European Partnership in Germany
by Ghita Laraki
Nov. 08, 2016
The SaaS solution, Zest, launched just one year ago, expands into the German market with support from its newest partner, P-manent Consulting GmbH.
After a successful launch in September 2015, Zest, a solution designed to meet the expectations of a new and emerging innovative management approach, has now set its sights quickly expanding at an international level.
P-manent, a German company founded in 2000, sells and implements talent management solutions within both SMBs and large enterprises. Some twenty employees, including four salespeople, manage the 200 customers that P-manent count today in the German market.
Dirk Linn, Co-Founder of P-manent, decided a few months ago to diversify and enrich its product portfolio, which included integrating an engagement solution. Zest has trained its new partners on how to use the solution and has also translated it into German.
This new partnership will start in November and P-manent has already started its introducing the solution to its customers. The first deals are expected by the end of this year.
International expansion, starting in Germany, is a strategic choice for Zest. Christophe Bergeon, CEO & Co-founder of Zest points out: “Germany represents a strategic market for our activity and our development. There are more than 12,500 “Mittelstand” (SMBs in German) in the country. To achieve international success, we need support from foreign reseller networks. P-manent is very experienced in selling HR software and will help Zest accelerate our growth by the end of the year.”
Germany represents a strategic market for our activity and our development (…) P-manent is very experienced in selling HR software and will help Zest accelerate our growth by the end of the year. Christophe Bergeon CEO & Co-founder @ Zest
The French start-up has plans to further develop its growth, and further discussions with other potential resellers are already in place, particularly with Switzerland and Scandinavia.