Thursday, March 20, 2008
Dallas-based CompuCom Systems’ subsidiary acquires SaltSpring Software Inc.
The company hopes the purchase will expand their presence in Canada.
DALLAS CompuCom Systems, Inc., the Dallas-based IT outsourcing company, today announced that its Canadian subsidiary, CCSI Technology Solutions Corp., has acquired SaltSpring Software Inc. of London, Ontario, a dedicated hardware and software reseller with Microsoft Large Account Reseller (LAR) status. The company is hoping that with the acquisition of SaltSpring, CCSI will assume the new status of a North American LAR for Microsoft to resell software in Canada, allowing CCSI to extend its leadership in this region.
Upon closing, CompuCom and its Canadian subsidiary CCSI will integrate the SaltSpring offering, which includes software licensing, hardware and software fulfillment and acquisition, custom configuration and implementation, hardware support resources, as well as consulting services into the company’s portfolio of infrastructure management services, application services, systems integration and procurement services.
“As one of the premier providers of software in the marketplace today, CompuCom offers a consultative, cost-reduction approach that positions us to procure the best software contracts in Canada and North America,” said Phil Soper, Vice President and General Manager of CCSI. “After the acquisition is completed, our clients will reap expanded benefits from the combined Canadian organizations and resulting synergies, specifically with end-to-end Microsoft licensing, migration and deployments, as well as the merged quality of support.”
“The acquisition of SaltSpring is a continuation of CompuCom's investment in Microsoft business in Canada, and it further reinforces our commitment to growth, both inorganic and organic,” said James Dixon, Chief Executive Officer of CompuCom. “We are dedicated to providing the best possible client support to the hundreds of organizations and partners worldwide that rely on us to serve their daily software management and procurement needs. We are excited about welcoming the SaltSpring associates to our organization and offering the combined expertise to our clients,” added Dixon.
Source: CompuCom Systems