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Totalmobile acquires Cognito iQ

TOTALMOBILE ACQUIRES COGNITO IQ TO ADD LEADING ANALYTICS CAPABILITY TO EXISTING SUITE OF FIELD SERVICE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

Largest acquisition to date will increase Annual Recurring Revenues and provide entry into the UK logistics market with customers including Hermes, Transport for London and Argos

22nd March 2021 – London: UK-based Field Service Management (FSM) software company, Totalmobile, has today announced it has completed the acquisition of Cognito iQ, a Newbury-based provider of workforce management and analytics technology, to add to its comprehensive suite of software solutions.

The market leading real time analytics solution provided by Cognito iQ collects data from multiple sources to provide a clear overview of operational performance. This enables even the largest and most complex of organisations to manage data in a more effective manner, empowering their customers - that include Hermes, Transport for London and Argos - to achieve continuous improvements in productivity and efficiency.

The acquisition of Cognito iQ enables Totalmobile to add a best-of-breed real time performance analytics capability to an already comprehensive suite of end-to-end Field Service Management technologies, enabling customers to manage data better and closely analyse ongoing operations via a control room that ensures services are being delivered efficiently and KPIs are being met.

This highly capable technology will be rebranded and launched as Totalmobile’s new ‘Analyse’ product, presenting a significant opportunity to offer the product to Totalmobile’s existing customer base of over 1,000 organisations, covering a range of sectors, including Government, Health and Social Care, Facilities Management, Infrastructure and Housing.

The addition of Cognito iQ also provides Totalmobile with a strong presence in the fast-growing logistics market, which has an increasing need for transformative and scalable technology due to a change in consumer behaviours accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Today’s announcement marks Totalmobile’s largest addition to date and its sixth acquisition in the last two years, delivering on a dual strategy of combining the most comprehensive suite of FSM products with deep sector expertise. It sets Totalmobile firmly on track to achieve its goal to become the world’s largest regional FSM company by the end of 2021.

Jim Darragh, CEO of Totalmobile, said, “In today’s world the ability to manage, analyse and then action operational data is critical for any organisation that is striving to provide an exceptional service. With today’s acquisition of Cognito iQ, I am delighted to announce that we have added a market leading real time analytics software solution that enables any customer to drive continuous improvement across their operations.

In addition, this technology strongly complements our existing solutions which are providing our customers with mobile working, dynamic scheduling, job management, staff rostering and lone worker protection capabilities.

The acquisition of Cognito iQ is the largest in the history of the company and comes shortly after the addition of utilities sector specialist GeoPal. This highlights the giant strides that we are making as we continue to accelerate our growth. I’m very excited about what the future holds and look forward to welcoming our new colleagues and customers to Totalmobile.”

Laurent 

Othacéhé, CEO, Cognito iQ said, “Totalmobile, with its uniquely strong position in the field service and mobile workforce management market, is the ideal springboard to take the revolutionary Cognito iQ products to market on a very large scale from day one.  We very much look forward to joining the Totalmobile Group to accelerate growth and deliver transformational solutions to our customers. We are also thankful to KeyBanc Capital Markets who served as our exclusive financial advisor on the transaction and Mishcon de Reya's Private Equity team who advised all Cognito iQ shareholders.

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