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Consona ERP acquires Canadian firm

American enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services provider Consona ERP Inc. has announced that it h...


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July 14, 2008 by Canadian Plastics

American enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services provider Consona ERP Inc. has announced that it has acquired all of the Intuitive-related assets of the Automated Design Systems (ADS), a Canadian provider of software tools, implementation services, integration support and education programs for CAD and ERP applications.

The purchase helps extend the company’s footprint within the Canadian market, and the combined companies will look to grow and increase market share among Canadian manufacturers.

“In addition to the [intellectual property] for the Intuitive ERP CRM module, Consona ERP will gain skilled professionals who are already intimately familiar with the Intuitive ERP product and the Canadian customer base, and who will supplement the current consulting and customizations teams from day one,” said Consona ERP general manager Scott Malia.

Malia noted that ADS’s CAD business will continue to operate under the ADS name, while the ERP solutions acquired through ADS will be used to create Consona Canada.

Consona Canada will operate from ADS’s Winnipeg location, and will be managed by ADS’s former vice president of client services Dmitry Kirshner. All Intuitive ERP sales, service and support personnel will continue in their existing roles.

“We are very pleased about this acquisition,” said Kirshner, who has been promoted to managing director of Consona Canada. “As Consona Canada, we are still the same great vendor that our customers have come to depend on; we’ve just gained strength through the financial stability, best practices, and expertise of a growing, private-equity funded software company to support growth investments.”

The specific terms of the agreement were not released to the media.

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