Acuity Acquires Sabis Consulting

  • by Marcus Leathwood - Fri, 12/09/2011 - 16:50
Top 5 Sage Business Partner (BP) Acuity Solutions is pleased to announce that it has acquired SABIS Consulting, Sage UK’s top ACCPAC BP and one of its select new Sage X3 BP’s for the UK and Europe. The combined company will have 45 staff.

SABIS Consulting is Sage’s ACCPAC BP of the year and has just become one of just six to be appointed a Global BP to implement and support Sage’s new Mid Market ERP solution X3. Its staff work all over the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the USA but will use Acuity’s Walton-on-Thames offices as a base.

Acuity Solutions has been a Sage BP for over 20 years and has grown its revenues and staff levels consistently, even in recent difficult trading conditions. It has 30 staff and it partners with Sage and other best of breed IT companies. Buying SABIS Consulting means Acuity now has the skills and experience to develop business opportunities in the Mid Market ERP space and also meet the needs of its existing international customers. As Lee Whelan, Acuity Solutions MD said, “This acquisition means we leapfrog into Sage’s ERP marketplace, without any duplication of business. This acquisition is purely incremental for us and we now have the ability to offer prospects the perfect match from the Sage software range, from Sage 50 to Sage CRM to Sage 200 to ACCPAC and ERP X3. This really is one of those rare occasions when 1+1=3!”

For SABIS Consulting the acquisition by Acuity Solutions provides much needed capital to grow further and the additional resources that the larger company can provide. As Julie Bruce MD of SABIS Consulting said, “We had been gradually developing the business, but realised that to get to the next stage we needed an injection of capital and the corporate infrastructure, including business development & marketing and customer account management, offered by a larger organisation. The management team at Acuity Solutions shares our principles and philosophy and has great energy and ideas. The new combined company will provide a perfect home for our customers and staff and a springboard for growth.”

For Sage (UK) Limited the coming together of two of its leading Business Partners provides a single source for its extensive range of products, a ‘one stop’ for prospective customers. As Greg Ford, MD of its Mid Market Division (MMD) said, “The Sage Business Partner community is key to our long term strategy of succeeding in the lower and upper mid markets and we are delighted by this news. Two independent and highly successful Business Partners are to merge and capitalise on each other’s strengths, success and credibility to support strong ambition for future expansion. Acuity has managed to balance exceptional sustained growth through two difficult years resulting from the economy, without once losing sight of the need to support their customers and invest in their people. Witness their 2009 ‘Circle of Excellence’ Award for customer satisfaction – the third year in a row. SABIS Consulting was recently appointed one our Business Partners for Sage ERP X3, through their global presence and experience and last year were Sage ACCPAC Business Partner of the year. The experience, passion for the customer, leadership and vision I have seen both SABIS and Acuity demonstrate means that this union will deliver exceptional results!”