While starting off this new year (It’s still January, isn’t it?), I wanted to take the opportunity to offer you, our readers, my best wishes for 2019. Thanks for your interest in our work, your questions, and the conversations. I also wanted to give you a summary of the year just past. It was another good one. In fact, 2018 brought several big wins and strong moments, and the year that has just started seems to be putting us on the same path to success. We very much look forward to serving you in 2019.
Continued Growth and Development
We’ve continued developing new markets such as France, where we toured last spring. We organized a successful Meetup in Paris on March 14th. It generated some very interesting collaboration opportunities with our European partners. The South-American market is also booming. We had the opportunity to complete several new mandates in Peru.
Our acquisition of C2 Consulting, a Boston firm whose consultants’ expertise is highly regarded in the Oracle APEX community, was certainly one of our pivotal moments in 2018. This transaction allowed us to increase our number of resources specialized in strategic consulting, and strengthen our position in the USA.
Thanks to a full order book, close to twenty new people joined the Insum team in 2018. We remain committed to hire, train, and mobilize the best Oracle APEX specialists so we can continue to be the World’s Center of Excellence in Oracle APEX.
Recognition by our peers
The awards our team members earned during the year confirm, once again, that we stand apart thanks to the quality of our projects and services.
Two of our colleagues were honored during the annual ODTUG Kscope conference: Named Oracle ACE Associate, Senior APEX Consultant Adrian Png. Adrian joins a team of seven Oracle-recognized people at Insum who have been helping strengthen the Oracle community by regularly sharing their expertise, thus contributing to Insum’s reputation. Insum’s Innovation Director Martin D’Souza received the Best Presenter award in the Database category.
We also received the Montreal Abe-Limonchik Intercultural Award (Business category). This recognition is a testimony of our commitment and exceptional contribution to the promotion of intercultural relations and diversity.
Named Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Certified Architect Associate: Our Cloud and DBA Practice Director Luc Demanche. According to Oracle, only 75 people in North America out of 300 in the entire world have this certification.
We were able to win these awards thanks to the exceptional work of all of our experts as they completed various large-scale projects.
Speaking of which, our cloud services are booming. We have already supported and facilitated data migration for several of our clients. We are also noticing a growing adoption of our E‑Business Suite (EBS) integration offer.
We favor strong community involvement. We strive to share our knowledge to help train other APEX experts. This is why, each year, we take part each year in several conferences and events gathering people interested in APEX. In 2018, we presented at large‑scale events such as Alliance (Salt Lake City), Oracle Code (Boston), Collaborate (Las Vegas), and Kscope (Orlando). After Kscope, we noted the community’s avid interest in webinars on the topics presented during the conference. So, we decided to develop a series of nine webinars, the first of which took place in July. The series was tremendously successful, with unparalleled attendance numbers. We also participated in two conferences in South America, including the Oracle Developer Community LAD Tour 2018 (Augusta and Barranquilla in Colombia) and the XXV International Symposium Engineering Day, in Peru.
In the end, if we’ve managed to accomplish this much in 2018, it’s because of our employees, our clients, and our partners, who’ve allowed us to grow and with whom we will continue sharing this beautiful adventure.
Thank you again, and we look forward to hearing from you in 2019.
Michel St-Amour, Co-Founder and President of Insum