e-automate™ acquires Service-View Management Systems, Inc.15 Mar, 2001
e-automate™ acquires Service-View Management Systems, Inc.
e-automate™ acquires Service-View Management Systems, Inc. e-automate Corporation, based in American Fork, UT announced its acquisition of Service-View Management Systems, Inc. of Oldcastle, Ontario, Canada.
This comes only months after the e-automate acquisition of FasTrak from Houston-based Core Software. Both e-automate and Service-View provide management software and technologies to small and mid-sized enterprises with a focus on the copier services industry. Service-View currently serves more than 150 such businesses. The acquisition increases e-automate’s total client base to more than 500 sites with nearly 3,500 licensed users.
“It has been apparent to us for a long time that e-automate is leading the way in terms of technology, service, and innovation,” said Greg Harrison, president of Service-View. “Joining forces with e-automate will only benefit our users by helping them transition to the Windows-based e-automate system.”
Senior management at e-automate agreed that the new relationship would result in strengthening those businesses currently using Service-View software. “We’re looking forward to interacting with Service-View customers,” said Lon Price, president of e-automate. “Though we will continue to support Service-View software for a reasonable transition period, our goal is to move these newest members of the e-automate family onto the e-automate system so they can take advantage of our present technologies and the powerful new capabilities we’ll be adding in the near future.” He added, “We want these companies to operate smarter, faster, and more profitably.”
The current e-automate product—e-automate 3.0—includes comprehensive accounting, inventory, and service dispatch features as well as industry-specific navigation, the functionality of Microsoft® Windows®, and is based on the powerful Microsoft® SQL® Server database engine.
According to Price, the normally demanding process of transferring data from one business management system to another will be greatly simplified for Service-View users converting to e-automate 3.0.
The terms of the acquisition allow e-automate to take over Service-View operations immediately. Service-View corporate headquarters in Oldcastle, Ontario, Canada will become a branch office of e-automate and will be staffed by five former Service-View employees.
Greg Harrison, president and founder of Service-View will become e-automate regional sales director and country manager for Canada. David Williams, Service-View sales director will join the e-automate sales team. David Burns, Service-View product development manager will become an e-automate implementation coach and trainer while providing the continued support of the Service-View product.
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