Mainline Buys BI Services Firm
January 22, 2013 Alex Woodie
Mainline Information Systems last month acquired Software By Design Inc. (SBDI), a firm that specializes in implementing business intelligence solutions. The acquisition will bolster the Business Analytics group of Mainline, which is one of the largest resellers of IBM Power Systems, mainframes, and System x machines in the country.
SBDI has provided business intelligence solutions to customers of all sizes since it was founded in 1999. The company maintains a staff equipped with BI developers and solution architects who are versed in the BI products from IBM (both Cognos and Cognos Express), Oracle‘s SPSS, Microstrategy, and SAP.
“SBDI complements Mainline’s strategy of helping our clients extract insights from the growing levels of data on disconnected systems while mitigating risk and ensuring regulatory compliance,” states John McCarthy, Mainline’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, in a press release. “Mainline regards the acquisition of SBDI as a key component in the growth and diversification of our product mix.”
Martin Carrillo, president of Rye Brook, New York-based SBDI, says the acquisition will be good for existing clients. “Mainline is a trusted business partner known for its high customer satisfaction and deep technical skills,” he says. “We are excited about becoming a part of this team.”
Mainline is based in Tallahassee, Florida, and offers a wide range of IT products and services, including running a Power Systems-based cloud. The company has made numerous acquisitions over the years. Terms of the acquisition of privately held TBDI were not disclosed.