COA Solutions, the accounting software group, has expanded its presence in
the human resources software market with the acquisition of ASR Computers.
The deal is the ninth COA has closed in the last five years and will
compliment earlier purchases of HR and payroll specialists OpenPeople,
Goldenhill and Strata.
The deal places COA at the forefront of the HR software market in addition to
its established presence in the business software arena.
‘This is a very exciting acquisition that demonstrates our determination to
sustain the rapid growth of COA Solutions in the UK HCM market, whilst
continuing to be a force in the rapidly consolidating UK business software
market,’ COA Solutions MD Mark Thompson said.
ASR Computers has 400 customers within both the private and public sectors
and its solutions cover the complete spectrum of HR requirements including
personnel, training, recruitment, succession planning, self-service and
This software portfolio will add considerable breadth to COA Solutions’ Smart
Business Suite, which comprises finance, human resource, payroll, procurement,
business intelligence and document management solutions.
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