Advanced acquires ATMS

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Advanced Business Solutions has acquired ATMS plc, the supplier of warehouse management IT systems.

ATMS will be incorporated into Advanced Business Solutions’ Commercial Division. The two organisations have worked together since June 2011, and already have a number of joint customers.

The aim is to build on the existing integration of ATMS’ warehouse management system, StockTrack Plus, into Advanced’s financial management system, OpenAccounts, and supply chain management software system, OpenLogistix, which was acquired by Advanced in March 2011.

Simon Fowler, managing director of Advanced Business Solutions (Commercial Division), said: “The acquisition of ATMS provides us with significant opportunity in the UK supply chain market while building on our investment into OpenLogistix. We look forward to promoting our integrated product offering to third party logistics, manufacturing and distribution customers.”

ATMS turns over £1.3m per annum, has 16 members of staff who are based at its Birmingham office and 40 customers across 100 sites. Customers include Molton Brown, Walkers Snack Foods and Domino’s Pizza Group.

Advanced Business Solutions is a division of Advanced Computer Software Group plc, which supplies software and IT services to the health, care and business services sectors.

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