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20 May 2021

Nexer drives supply chain innovation with Blockchain on Azure

Nexer Insight enters a strategic collaboration with specialist blockchain advisors, Criterium Solutions

Nexer Insight, an Elite Microsoft Azure, Internet of Things and Advanced Analytics partner, is launching a faster and lower cost way for clients to innovate in supply chains with Blockchain on Microsoft Azure.

Today, Nexer Insight is announcing its strategic collaboration with specialist blockchain advisors, Criterium Solutions. Our joint initiative provides a unique and integrated approach to supply chain transformation, which leverages the Azure-powered Consensys QuorumBlockchain Service and Criterium’s proven experience in Blockchain implementation across diverse markets such as agriculture, automotive, consumer goods, pharma and telecoms.

Authenticity in a post-pandemic world
Consumers are increasingly demanding authenticity and integrity from brands in a post-pandemic world. Blockchain can deliver against this demand, enabling the creation of an authentic and immutable product record, visible in real-time to all interested parties from creation to consumer. Blockchain enables an open and honest relationship for brands with a global audience, while also cutting supply chain costs by removing expensive paper-based processes.

A fresh approach to driving innovation with Blockchain
Nexer Insight’s ambition is to simplify the process of exploring, testing, and implementing Blockchain, demonstrating to clients a clear and cost-effective pathway to Supply Chain innovation with an Azure-based Blockchain powered by Consensys Quorum. Our start point is a fresh approach to business engagement, cutting through complex technical jargon to provide customers with a clear understanding of the benefits of Blockchain solutions.

Blockchain innovation on Azure enables faster, lower cost adoption
Implementing Blockchain within the Azure public cloud has the potential to transform complex supply chains in every market without the unnecessary increase in IT complexity that comes from the adoption of non-strategic technology platforms.
Nexer and Criterium’s Rapid Azure Blockchain Kickstarter Programme can deliver a rapid proof of concept for Blockchain in a client’s supply chain, demonstrating benefits and ready to scale up.

About Nexer
Nexer Insight specialises in helping clients solve their business problems through rapid and pragmatic application of Azure IoT, Data and AI technologies. Nexer Group is a global company with a Swedish heritage of entrepreneurship and innovation. Nexer has 1,600 employees in 9 countries focused on the delivery of business transformation through strategy, technology, and communication. The revenue in 2020 was 2 Billion SEK (approximately £170 Million) with an annual growth of 15%. Nexer was awarded Microsoft Country Partner of the Year 2020 in Sweden, as well as IoT Elite and AI Inner Circle programme membership.

About Criterium Solutions
Criterium Solutions is a specialist business transformation consultancy, supporting clients in leveraging Blockchain technology as a driver of “disruptive” business change in their markets. Starting by understanding people, processes and business pain-points from the “bottom up”, Criterium applies this deep learning to transform traditional ways of working in supply chain to enable proof of authenticity and reduction of costs.

Based on its successful completion of Blockchain projects across multiple sectors over the last three years, Criterium can cut through the hype and theoretical “talk” surrounding Blockchain and implement a process de-risking implementation, starting initially with a rapid prototyping phase to demonstrate business benefits, then scaling up.

Nexer Insight UK General Manager Mark Crowne said: “Blockchain adoption in enterprise supply chain is at a tipping point, as clients recognise the potential benefits and search for a way to realise them. Consensys Quorum’s Blockchain service combined with Nexer Insight’s deep application development experience provides an easy way for clients to innovate rapidly in their supply chains based on the proven Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Nexer Insight is proud to be able to support clients in this exciting transformation.”

Director of Criterium Solutions John Waite commented: “Working in partnership with Nexer Insight – and creating a unique blend of expertise and experience – is the start of an important and exciting journey to bring Blockchain into the mainstream and clearly demonstrate to supply chain professionals the brand and business benefits that Blockchain can enable”.

Mark Crowne CEng MIET, General Manager Nexer Insight UK
Phone: +44 (0)7876 683930

David Österlindh, CEO Nexer Insight
Phone: +46 (0)733 514824

John Waite, Director Criterium Solutions
Phone: +44 (0)7703 040079

Beatrice Silow, Marketing and Communications director Nexer Group
Phone: +46 (0)703 791506