Help/Systems Buys International Distributor
January 8, 2008 Alex Woodie
Help/Systems has acquired one of its partners and product distributors, eveLogic Group of England. With the acquisition, Help/Systems, which uses a direct sales approach in North America, gains more control over the sale of its i5/OS systems management and business intelligence products in the European and Asia-Pacific markets.
From its headquarters in southern England and regional offices in France and Australia, eveLogic Group provided sales and support for the range of Help/Systems products, including the Robot Automated Suite and the Sequel and Abstract business intelligence and programmer productivity tools that Help/Systems obtained with its acquisition of Advanced Systems Concepts in October 2006.
eveLogic was registered to sell Help/Systems products in 10 countries, including England, France, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Ireland, Belgium, Australia, and New Zealand. This should greatly expand the reach of Help/Systems, a company that has a strong direct sales force, and which prefers to sell products directly to customers in North America.
Other international partners of Help/Systems that are still registered to sell the company’s products around the globe include IBV Informatik of Switzerland, SOSY of Denmark, PST Business Solutions of the Netherlands, Vogelbusch of Germany, WSS Italia of Italy, Bartech, Ferli of Iceland, KDe Software of Israel, Softron of South Africa, XopanTech of Mexico, Eniac of Venezuela, and Yam Pong of Taiwan, according to Help/Systems’ Web site.
Janet Dryer, CEO of Help/Systems, which is based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, says she is excited about the acquisition. “EveLogic has an excellent reputation for its service and support and we look forward to building on this reputation as we go forward,” she says.
Konrad Litwin, managing director of eveLogic, says the deal will expand Help/Systems distribution capabilities. “This represents a fantastic opportunity to expand the Robot products to customers in every region of the world,” he says.
eveLogic’s customers will continue to receive support from that company’s personnel around the world, Litwin says. “Going forward, our customers will continue to see the same level of local support from the same people they’ve come to know. It’s what we’ve always done, and will continue to do under the Help/Systems name.”