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Our history

A specialist in sales and implementation of Business Intelligence and Performance Management projects, 2B Consulting is the Premier Business Partner of IBM for Cognos Software in France since 2003.

Find below a chronology recounting the main steps of our history.


N°1 Business Analytics IBM in France for the 9th consecutive year


October - 2B Consulting received in Las Vegas the IBM World Wide Partner Award for its 2012 Mid Market success.


May - 2B Consulting France makes a 51% growth of its turnover during the 1st semester of 2012

2B Consulting Morocco wins the tender of the Al-Maghrib bank (1st bank of the country)

April - Opening of the South-West agency in Bordeaux


March - Safran group trusts 2B Consulting for the implementation of its FSR/Clarity project.


February - New success for the Retail Practice: Célio Group chosed TM1 and 2B Consulting for its Merchandise Planning project.




In March took place the IBM Software France Kick Off Partenaires, and 2B Consulting received two prizes for the results achieved in 2010:


  • 1st Prize in the Majors Partenaires IBM Software France category
  • 1st Prize in the Mid Market Partner IBM France category


2B Consulting is a "Top IBM Software Business Partner" (Sandy Carter, Vice-President Software Business Partners of IBM)



Patrick Vizet, Business Director, was elected  "IBM Information Champion 2010" for his great contribution to the Information Management community.

2 consultants from 2B Consulting got the BlackBelt TM1 certification in Boston -> the only ones in France !

Lauching of IBM Cognos 10 in France (with the participation of Alain Joubert) and in Morocco in December 2010.


→2B Consulting was once again elected Best Business Partner of IBM Software Group in France.



2B Consulting sets up a subsidiary in Morocco (Rabat and Casablanca) and opens the 2B Consulting Grand Ouest agency in Nantes.

→2B Consulting becomes the 1st "IBM Premier Business Partner" Cognos in France.


  • In Orlando, IBM presents 2B Consulting with the Award for "Most Outstanding Partner EMEA" (Europe/Middle East/Africa Zone).


2B Consulting celebrates 10 years of Cognos partnership.

Philippe Bertrand, 2B Consulting's CEO, is named "IBM Information Champion 2009" for the excellence and outstanding results of 2B Consulting, IBM's Premier European Partner for Cognos Software activities.

2B Consulting becomes the first IBM-certified Support and Maintenance Center for Cognos Software solutions in France (Support Provider).


GPDis chooses 2B Consulting for the first ever use in France of the IBM Cognos Express solution.



2B Consulting completes its 200th Cognos Planning project and celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Premier Cognos Partner for the fifth year running

Number 1 for Cognos in France (IBM Cognos Business Intelligence + IBM Cognos Planning)


  • 2B Consulting receives the Award for "Partner Sales Excellence" at the Global Cognos Forum in May 2008


  • Olivier DERRIEN, Southern Europe President of Cognos - an IBM Company, presents 2B Consulting with the Award for Premier Partner France FY 2008



Cognos Premier Reseller Partner in France (IBM Cognos Business Intelligence + IBM Cognos Planning)

Premier Cognos Planning Partner


  • Cognos Reseller of the Year - Orlando
  • Cognos Solution Partner of the Year - Orlando
  • Cognos Platinum Reseller Partner - Orlando



Opening of 2B Consulting Bélux in Brussels, 2B Consulting Nord in Lille and 2B Consulting Rhones Alpes in Lyon


Premier Cognos Reseller in France (IBM Cognos Business Intelligence + IBM Cognos Planning)

Premier Cognos Planning Partner


Takeover of the INCA France Software business and of Cognos business from Absys Cyborg (Keyrus Group)


  • Rising Star Européenne Cognos - Las Vegas
  • Platinum Partner Cognos - Las Vegas



Premier Cognos Planning Partner

Number 2 for Cognos Business Intelligence sales 


  • Accredited Services Partner (the only French-speaking one in the world)
  • Platinum Partner Cognos - Orlando
  • Best CPM Cognos European Implementation - Orlando



Premier Cognos Planning Partner

Number 3 for Cognos Business Intelligence sales



Premier Cognos Planning Partner

Number 1 for Cognos Business Intelligence sales

2B Consulting becomes a strategic partner of Cognos Finance



Number 1 for Cognos Finance sales

Number 2 for Cognos Business Intelligence sales



First ever partner for Cognos Finance



Distributor and integrator of BPCS (SSA Global)

Signing of the Cognos partnership (CEE+Suisse+UK)



Founding of 2B Consulting in Lille