Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Software firm acquires New Zealand-based counterpart

The Access Group has acquired Unleashed, a New Zealand-headquartered organisation offering inventory management software for the manufacturing, wholesale and distribution markets across Australasia, the UK, US and EMEA.

The acquisition is currently going through all the necessary regulatory approvals and this process is expected to complete successfully in the coming weeks.

Unleashed was founded over 10 years ago by Greg Murphy when he recognised there was a need for more sophisticated process management and intelligent data in the wholesale, distribution and manufacturing sector around the management of supply, production, inventory and sales.

Since then Unleashed has grown to provide products and services to more than 4,000 customers across the UK, EMEA, US, New Zealand and Australia. With their head office in New Zealand, Unleashed has a team of over 100 people across NZ, Australia and the UK.

With the acquisition of Unleashed bringing additional revenues of c£9.6m UK ($18.5m NZ) to the division, Access ERP establishes itself as a leading provider of ERP solutions with revenues exceeding £83m.

Brendan Flattery, Managing Director, Access ERP, said: “Our ERP business supports customers across online retail, warehousing, distribution, construction and manufacturing in the UK, EU, Australia, New Zealand and the US with end-to-end Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

“With the global ERP market expected to reach $49.5bn* in the next five years, the addition of Unleashed into the Access portfolio gives us a significant opportunity to increase our presence and potential across these sectors.

“Our integrated approach to software, processes and data enables organisations across the globe to benefit from clarity and control of their inventory, from source to sale. We are really excited to be welcoming Gareth, Lisa and the rest of the Unleashed team into the Access Group.”

Gareth Berry, CEO, Unleashed, said: “Joining Access gives Unleashed a new level of expertise in the provision of integrated software solutions, an acceleration of our product development and gives our customers the opportunity to explore a wider range of ERP and business management solutions from a single provider.

“We set out over a decade ago to give businesses the freedom to better make, manage and move products — We believe that “Good Products Matter” and have championed consumer choice by building the best software with a great team to support our customers to achieve their business potential.

“Our story continues but in an enhanced way as part of The Access Group, and we are really excited to be joining Brendan and the team as part of the Access ERP business.”

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