Access Group increases cloud footprint with acquisition of TeamSeer

Team management solution adds a further 40,000 subscribers to the Access aCloud platform

London, UK – 18 April 2013 Access Group (Access) has acquired the award-winning SaaS-based staff planner and team management solution, TeamSeer , significantly increasing its aCloud subscriber base. Purchased for an undisclosed sum, TeamSeer is Access’ ninth acquisition in recent months and has over 300 customers across well-known brands including Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann Erickson, Legal & General Investment Management, Hogg Robinson Group, Hitachi, Siemens and the New York Stock Exchange.

Chris Bayne, CEO for Access, commented, “TeamSeer will be integrated into our fast growing Access aCloud platform as we continue to expand its functionality and increase the ability for customers to collaborate, communicate and manage their business at all levels. Adding such an established player in the HR space to our SaaS portfolio is truly a great asset.

“TeamSeer provides a significant step change for SMEs moving away from paper-based and Microsoft Excel systems or for blue chip clients integrating to HR products of large-scale vendors such as SAP or Oracle. It is the perfect addition to our software portfolio.”

The solution automates the entire absence management process, providing innovative online staff planner and team management software, giving line managers and staff visibility of their teams. TeamSeer, which has won software satisfaction awards for two years running in both the SME and enterprise categories, is prized for its straight forward web-based scheduling and synchronisation with Microsoft Outlook calendars. 

Peter Wake, founder of TeamSeer, commented, “This is an exciting move for both companies and is the perfect springboard to take TeamSeer to the next level in its evolution. Now we’ll be able to harness the resources of Access Group, cementing an exciting future for our product. This is a great day for us and for our customers alike.”

Bayne said, “TeamSeer complements our human resources solution SelectHR and is perfectly suited for transient workforce and fast moving projects. This provides a simple and easy way to build teams based on experience and availability to improve project profitability.

“TeamSeer has demonstrated strong growth with plenty of future potential; it’s the perfect solution for organisations with diverse workforces spread over multiple offices, as well as mobile working and outsourced projects; trends which are set to continue.

“With 40,000 active users and 8000 logins per day, TeamSeer will help drive traffic into our aCloud product and build awareness of other products in the Access portfolio,” concluded Bayne.

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More information on TeamSeer can be found at:  http://www.teamseer.com .

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About Access:

Access is a leading author of fully integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 10,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight.

Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements.

Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2011.

In the past 12 months or more Access has completed nine M&A deals including, TeamSeer, Sazneo, thankQ, French BI specialists Prelytis and Delta Software, plus the Access customer base of a number of resellers.

Accreditations and memberships:

  • Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA)
  • Access’ software is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs

Awards:

  • Enabler of the Year finalist at the National Business Awards 2012
  • Software Product of the Year finalist at the British Accountancy Awards 2012
  • ICT in Manufacturing finalist at the Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2012
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list (47th)
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list (63rd)
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for mid-market companies (85th)
  • Accountancy Age Award 2010 for ‘Software Package of the Year’

Media information:

Helen Carpenter
Head of Group PR
Access Group
T: +44 (0) 1206 322575 / 07833 936311
F: +44 (0) 1206 322956
E: helen.carpenter@theaccessgroup.com     
W: http://www.theaccessgroup.com

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Access is a leading author of fully integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 10,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight. Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements. Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2011. In the past 12 months Access has completed seven M&A deals including, thankQ, French BI specialists Prelytis and Delta Software, plus the Access customer base of a number of resellers.

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TeamSeer will be integrated into our fast growing Access aCloud platform as we continue to expand its functionality and increase the ability for customers to collaborate, communicate and manage their business at all levels. Adding such an established player in the HR space to our SaaS portfolio is truly a great asset.
Chris Bayne, CEO for Access Group
This is an exciting move for both companies and is the perfect springboard to take TeamSeer to the next level in its evolution. Now we’ll be able to harness the resources of Access Group, cementing an exciting future for our product. This is a great day for us and for our customers alike.
Peter Wake, founder of TeamSeer