14 April 2011
Explorer Software Expands into Australian Market through Acquisition of CSSP
Explorer Software Group announced today it had acquired CSSP, the largest provider of software solutions for the Australian construction market.
CSSP has been designing and selling its own range of integrated and creative information management and control systems for all aspects of the construction industry since 1983. It is dedicated to producing cost-effective and highly-productive computer systems, utilising the best of current technology tools. CSSP supports hundreds of organisations’ business critical construction software systems. This is Explorer’s eleventh acquisition since 2004. The company has developed a proven strategy for integrating acquired companies into its existing infrastructure. This strategy includes retaining existing CSSP staff to support clients, which helps ensure that the acquisition is as seamless as possible. In addition, Marc Hemmett, the previous Managing Director for Kensington Computer Systems, was appointed the Managing Director of Australia for Explorer Software Group. "Bringing the CSSP staff on board will provide a certain level of comfort for our new clients because they will immediately receive knowledgeable and friendly service from the same people they are used to working with at CSSP," explains Mike Aspinwall, COO of Explorer Software.
This newest acquisition reinforces Explorer Software’s position as a global provider of construction software solutions and signals its ongoing commitment to growth and stability for many years to come. "We see Australia as an important component of our global market," says Jim McFarlane, President and CEO of Explorer Software. "Acquiring CSSP has given us a significant footprint in Australia and we look forward to steady growth in this region." The company will operate its new Australian division from offices in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, and Auckland as well as through channels in Europe and Hong Kong.
In a simultaneous transaction, Explorer Software Group also announced the purchase of a second Australian entity - Kensington Computer Services. Kensington is a leading supplier of hardware, software and computer services to the construction industry.
Explorer Software Group is a leading provider of software solutions for the construction industry worldwide offering a broad range of solutions for small, mid-sized and large enterprises. Explorer’s construction accounting solutions offer rich functionality, a highly flexible application platform, a full application suite and best-in-class customization abilities. The software and services are designed to produce meaningful increases in revenues and margins to contractors.