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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2014/02/03 - Market leader expands its footprint in North America with first-class construction ERP and long-term, prestigious client base - Explorer-Software.com.
Explorer Software Group, one of the leading providers of job cost accounting software worldwide, today announced the acquisition of Computer Guidance Corporation, a construction ERP solution developer known for its well-established, long-term client base and industry-leading construction enterprise resource planning solution. Explorer Software Group once again executes on its strategic growth plans as it expands its operations in the North American construction software market.
Founded by CEO Roger D. Kirk, Computer Guidance has been providing a proven and reliable construction management solution for architecture, engineering and commercial construction companies since 1981. Its customers are recognized among the Top 400 Contractors and Top 50 Contractors by Engineering News-Record (ENR). "I am pleased to conclude this transaction with Explorer Software Group. My long association with the industry and with our many customers has been very rewarding. On retirement, I was looking for a purchaser who could service our customers, and was interested in continuing the Computer Guidance brand and building on our legacy. With its customer-service focus and construction software expertise, I’m confident Explorer was the right choice," explained Roger D. Kirk.
"We’re thrilled to have Computer Guidance on board. Not only does it make our company stronger, but it will also allow us to serve our North American clients better. Our goal is to offer a leading-edge portfolio of powerful construction software solutions that make a meaningful impact on contractors’ bottom lines. The acquisition of Computer Guidance helps us do this," stated Jim McFarlane, President and CEO of Explorer Software Group.
Explorer Software will continue to invest in the development and marketing of Computer Guidance construction ERP with strategic focus on business intelligence, mobility and cloud-based solutions. This transaction will further enable Computer Guidance to enhance its core financial and project management applications while gaining a stronger foothold in other markets.
"We are very excited to be part of the Explorer family, a larger global company, where we will continue to develop new and exciting features that strengthen the position of our eCMS solution," explained Mike Bihlmeier, President of Computer Guidance. "With Explorer’s financial strength and wide portfolio of construction software solutions, Computer Guidance will have access to additional resources and experience ensuring our clients continue to receive the very best solutions and service."
About Explorer Software Group
Explorer Software Group (explorer-software.com) provides enterprise applications for the construction industry worldwide. Over 3,000 systems are currently installed by general, highway / heavy, subcontractors, architecture, engineering and commercial contractors in more than 30 countries, and on six continents. Explorer is a professionally managed family company with offices in North America, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and Australia. Explorer construction software brands include, Contract Manager and Shafers Service Systems in North America, Cheops in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, and Summit in the UK and UAE.