IT File Softworld Special – Great Plains strives for automation.

Great Plains has acquired PWA Group for $387m as part of its attempt to be the leading e-business software provider in the world. The acquisition of PWA, the parent company of PWA Personnel Systems, means they will be able to deliver ‘integrated e-business front and back office software solutions to the mid market’. With the acquisition, Great Plains intends to deliver what it calls powerful e/HR solutions and moves closer to its aim of automating all processes that occur between the company and its people. Marlow-based PWA MD Paul Wallace said: ‘The joining of our firms will provide a one-stop-shop for fully integrated systems for the mid-market.’

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