Founded in Cesena the 29th of April 1982 as a Software House specialized in accounting software, Olidata has been one of the leading European manufacturers of IT and Office Automation products and services in both the public and private sector, featuring hundreds of thousand hardware and software systems installed in Europe and Latin America.
Right after the foundation, its PICAM program (Integrated Accounting and Administrative Procedures) came out to be a real revolution in comparison to the Batch procedures in use during that time and Olivetti itself adopted it for its distribution channels.
A year later Olidata started up its activity as manufacturer of IT and Office Automation products and services by producing and selling its first range of Personal Computers. This business grew throughout the years, through a large nation wide sales distribution channel including dealers and retail stores. At the same time the company built a robust practice of authorized technical assistance centers to guarantee On-Site assistance to End Users.
Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since 1999, from March 25th, 2016 Olidata S.p.A. dealt with a liquidation process terminated with the shareholders’ meeting of April 13th, 2018 that revoked the liquidation status, opening de facto a new era for the company. Olidata shares will be back to trading at the Milan Stock Exchange.
Today, the new mission of Olidata is to become the premiere European listed vehicle entirely dedicated to the Internet of Things Asset Class, focusing the industrial project to offer investors a new financial product, currently not present in the main European markets, aimed at consolidating the IoT sector on a continental scale.
The new Olidata industrial plan has been created by Kaufmann & Partners, with the personal contribution of the Executive Chairman, Francesco De Leo, appointed Young Global Leader from the World Economic Forum, formerly Executive Director of IFIL (today Exor), later General Manager of Telecom Italia and President of Stet International, then Chief Strategy Officer of WIND and Vice President of Tellas.
Olidata has sealed a partnership agreement together with Medion AG, a leading player in consumer electronics, to promote its brand across its traditional market space with the goal to co-develop and target solutions and platforms for the IoT market.