Cegid Acquires EBP Publisher

Since late April, Cegid and EBP have announced they are in negotiations for the acquisition of EBP by Cegid. The merger between the two companies was officially announced in early May, and both parties are optimistic about the outcome of this acquisition. By exploring the ins and outs of this union, we will discover how this collaboration strengthens Cegid and EBP's commitment to supporting their clients in their digital transition and providing solutions tailored to their current and future needs.

Cegid and EBP : A Strategic Alliance

With an international presence and a customer base of over 500,000 companies in 130 countries, Cegid is recognized for its expertise and ability to anticipate market needs and address current business management challenges. In 2024, Cegid XRP Flex, developed specifically for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), is acknowledged as one of the top ERPs in France.

EBP, on the other hand, is a French pioneer in management software, with nearly 40 years of expertise in supporting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Renowned for its user-centered approach and extensive portfolio of solutions in accounting, commercial management, and payroll, EBP boasts a customer base of over 275,000 companies.

The acquisition of EBP by Cegid is part of a comprehensive strategy aimed at consolidating Cegid's position in the European market for ERP solutions, with a particular focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.


Benefits for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

As EBP leverages its expertise for SMEs, the benefits brought by the acquisition of EBP by Cegid are as follows:

  • Diversity of Tailored Solutions: By acquiring EBP, Cegid expands its range of solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of small businesses. These solutions include accounting software, commercial management, payroll, and other essential tools for their daily management.
  • Better Market Accessibility: By strengthening its position in the European market for SMEs, Cegid becomes a more accessible provider for small businesses seeking reliable ERP solutions tailored to their size. This allows them to benefit from proven expertise in business management without having to invest in often costly custom solutions.
  • Enhanced Operational Efficiency: With a comprehensive suite of ERP solutions at their disposal, SMEs can streamline their operational processes, increase efficiency and productivity, and reduce administrative costs. This enables them to focus more on their core business and grow their operations more rapidly.

Impact on the digital transformation of businesses

The impact of Cegid's acquisition of EBP on the digitalization of businesses is significant, especially concerning the integration of cloud technologies.

  • Integration of Cloud Technologies: This acquisition enables SMEs to more easily access cloud technologies to optimize their business processes. By utilizing cloud-based solutions, businesses can benefit from increased flexibility, optimal scalability, and enhanced data accessibility, facilitating the day-to-day management of their operations.
  • Facilitation of the Transition to Mandatory Electronic Invoicing: With the advent of mandatory electronic invoicing in many countries, Cegid's acquisition of EBP offers SMEs a simpler solution to comply with these new regulatory requirements. The integrated solutions offered by Cegid allow businesses to simplify and streamline the electronic invoicing process, ensuring compliance with current standards and regulations. This also saves them the costs and complexities associated with implementing separate systems to meet these legal requirements.
  • Collaboration with an Extensive Partner Network: The acquisition of EBP by Cegid also opens new collaboration opportunities for accountants, thanks to Cegid's extensive partner network. By leveraging this vast network, accountants can expand their reach and client base while benefiting from the additional support and resources available.


Cegid's acquisition of EBP marks a significant advancement in the field of ERP solutions for small and medium enterprises, offering an extensive range of tailored solutions and facilitating the transition to digitizing business processes. This alliance reflects Cegid and EBP's commitment to supporting their clients in their digital transformation journey and providing cutting-edge solutions to meet their evolving needs.

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