ERP Vendor CMS Software Re-brands as Solarsoft and Heads Out Onto the Acquisition Trail



    Solarsoft to Target 'Point Solution' Vendors as Part of Drive to Provide
    SMEs With 'Best-of-Breed' Business Systems

    CHERTSEY, England, Nov. 7 /CNW/ - Solarsoft Business Systems, (formerly
CMS Software Inc. of Toronto) the North American specialist in Enterprise
Resource Planning (ERP) systems for manufacturing, distribution and wholesale
businesses, will extend its product range through further acquisitions over
the next 6-12 months, building on its Open Services Architecture to offer
customers fully integrated systems across front and back office operations.
    Solarsoft is targeting a range of 'point solution' vendors with turnover
in the range of US$6-40 million. The acquisition plans form part of the newly
re-branded company's strategy to provide SME manufacturing, distribution and
wholesale businesses with 'best-of-breed' products and services, offering
supply chain integration, e-commerce and process automation through a single
source.
    Shawn McMorran, CEO of Solarsoft, says, "The re-brand of the company
heralds a renewed emphasis on us actively seeking to acquire 'point solution'
vendors that have innovative technology and are keen to expand their business
by becoming part of our solutions portfolio. The benefit for the vendor is
that we will support further product development as well as providing greater
scale, resource and international reach. For customers, it means they can
utilize the latest technologies to manage all of their front and back office
processes through one integrated system."
    Solarsoft's market position in North America has been built over 20 years
of meeting customer needs for systems to manage finance, inventory and
production in businesses ranging from food and fast moving consumer goods
distributors to automotive and high-tech engineering firms. The company has
grown organically since its formation in 1986. CMS acquired Mattec Corporation
in 2006. Mattec systems are now distributed worldwide and available
stand-alone or integrated with Solarsoft's enterprise resource planning
systems.
    McMorran continues, "The Internet revolution has transformed customer
buying expectations and this shift in consumer behaviour and expectation is
being felt throughout the supply chain. As a result, there is a growing demand
from SME manufacturers for modern, open systems that will enable them to
operate more efficiently, whilst improving customer service and maximizing
profits."
    Solarsoft has sales revenues of over US$50m and 300 employees serving
1,500 corporate customers from 12 offices spanning North America, Europe and
Asia.





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