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Digita bought by Thomson Corporation

Thomson snaps up Digita, which could see greater competition for Iris and Sage in the accountancy software market

Tax software firm Digita has been snapped up by the Thomson Corporation.

Digita will lead Thomson’s efforts to build up its professional services
software division in the UK.

Jerry Rihll, MD of Digita, said the firm would look to use its new position
to provide a greater range of products, which will see it offer more than tax
software to accountants and place it in increase competition with Iris and Sage.

‘We will offer a wider range of products – things our customers know we have
wanted to develop. Digita will be the hub of [Thomson’s] accountancy software.’

Helen Owers, president and COO of Thomson International Legal and Regulatory
said: ‘With our acquisition, we will continue to invest in Digita’s product
development.’

The value of the deal was undisclosed.

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