Kirona Acquired by Advanced, the Market-Leading Business Software Provider

By David Steer

We are delighted to announce that Kirona has been acquired by Advanced, the market-leading business software provider which specialises in delivering enterprise and market-focused solutions that allow customers to reimagine what is possible, innovate in their sectors and improve the lives of millions of people in the UK.

This move will enable Kirona to grow as part of the Advanced family, and strengthen our ability to provide customers with exceptional products and services. With the additional investment and resources which Advanced offer, Kirona will strive to provide its customers and partners with more opportunity, and an enhanced partner programme with access to the many great solutions Advanced offers its 19,000 customers.

About Advanced

Advanced enable customers to drive efficiencies, savings and growth opportunities through focused, right-first-time software solutions that evolve with the changing needs of their business and the markets they operate in. Advanced also pride themselves on delivering focused software solutions for public sector, enterprise commercial and health & care organisations that simplify complex business challenges and deliver immediate value. Advanced’s mission is to make a difference through its enterprise and market-focused solutions. The addition of Kirona will strengthen Advanced’s Human Capital Management offering into Workforce Management and Resource Planning, expanding significantly our combined capabilities in this growing market.

Advanced is a Sunday Times Top Track 250 Company 2016 and was ranked in the Deloitte UK Fast 50 which recognises the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK.

Gordon Wilson, CEO at Advanced, comments: “We’ve been very clear about our ambitious growth plans to become a market leader in vertically aligned ERP software solutions, both organically and through acquisition, and this deal is further evidence of our strategy in action. Kirona is a highly respected, strong performing brand in workforce management and represents a very strong opportunity to bolster our existing ERP capabilities”.

Based in Alderley Edge in Cheshire, Kirona further strengthens Advanced’s presence in the North West being situated very close to their North West Headquarters in Knutsford, Cheshire. The work to integrate the two businesses will commence immediately, building on the close proximity from a collaboration and synergy perspective, harnessing the Advanced teams’ extensive experience, talent, skills and network to grow.

David Murray, CEO at Kirona, concludes: “We are extremely proud of the business we have built based on innovation and strong customer delivery. The acquisition by Advanced is extremely complementary and represents a huge opportunity for us to combine our industry expertise and skills to drive significant growth.”

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