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Access Technology Group extends reach in leisure with acquisition of visitor attraction specialists Gamma Dataware

June 17, 2014



Access Technology Group (Access), the midmarket software provider, has acquired Gamma Dataware, the specialists in integrated leisure solutions including admissions, ticketing, ePos and bookings. The acquisition supports Access’ ongoing strategy of offering integrated business solutions to the midmarket. Gamma Dataware provide a range of integrated software modules for the visitor attraction, museum, heritage and tourism industries. When combined, the individual modules create a complete end-to-end solution – from ticketing and admissions to retail and catering POS, and from stock control and bookings to back office reporting.

Chris Bayne, CEO at Access, said, “We’re now be able to offer a complete solution to museums, galleries, zoos, festivals, and local theatre. With the ticketing component Access will have one of the most comprehensive venue solutions available in the UK. Gamma will complement our existing finance, HR and membership solutions enabling us to offer a more complete package to existing and future customers.”

Access already has an established customer base in the leisure sector including the Natural History Museum, The Scottish Ballet, Leicester Tigers, and The Belfry, while Gamma Dataware has over 100 customers including The Beatles Museum, Scotch Malt Whiskey Society, Beaulieu Enterprises, and St Paul’s Cathedral. “Gamma and Access complement each other’s solutions perfectly, we’ve previously worked together and have been very impressed with their level of expertise and the products that they offer, it’s a great move for us to add their technology to the Access product portfolio,” continued Chris.

Peter Ferguson, managing director of Gamma, said, “By joining Access we’re able to share knowledge and offer our customers a wider product portfolio, helping them gain increased efficiencies through an integrated solution.”

Access’ business software portfolio has a history of improving its customer’s processes throughout the organisation putting the business in a position to grow. The acquisition will allow Access to leverage the joint Gamma and Access brands to the benefit of all customers. The company’s aim is to provide solutions that meet the needs of the whole organisation, delivering full transparency and visibility of information across every department. Access is providing an even greater offering to the growing customer base, helping them take a joined-up approach to their business operations.

Customers currently being served by Gamma Dataware will see their existing close working relationships further strengthened and supported by Access, a company that has been on a path of accelerated growth since its Lyceum-Capital backed management buyout in 2011. The deal forms part of Access’ business plan to continue its growth both organically and through continued acquisitions. A combination of further in-house R&D and strategic acquisitions will continue in the coming year.

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Financial Year: FY14

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About Access Group:

Access is a leading author of fully integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 5,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight.

Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements.

Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2011.

Accreditations and memberships:

· Microsoft Gold Certified Partner · Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) · Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA) · Access’ software is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs

Awards:

· The Innovation Award finalist at the National Business Awards 2013 · Enabler of the Year finalist at the National Business Awards 2012 · Software Product of the Year finalist at the British Accountancy Awards 2012 · ICT in Manufacturing finalist at the Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2012 · Inclusion in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list (47th) · Inclusion in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list (63rd) · Inclusion in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for mid-market companies (85th) · Accountancy Age Award 2010 for ‘Software Package of the Year’

Media information:

Tim Cole Communication Manager Access Group T: +44 (0) 1206 322575 / 07786564902 F: +44 (0) 1206 322956 E: tim.cole@theaccessgroup.com W: www.theaccessgroup.com

Access.TC.170614.GAMMA Communication Manager Access Group T: 44 (0) 1206 322575 F: 44 (0) 1206 322956 E: tim.cole@theaccessgroup.com W: http://www.theaccessgroup.com (http://www.theaccessgroup.com/?utm_source= pressrelease&utm_medium=vocus&utm_campaign=Jolanta) Access is a leading author of integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 5,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight.

Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements.

Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2014.

Accreditations and memberships:

Microsoft Gold Certified PartnerInstitute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA)Access’ software is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs

Awards:

Inclusion in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for mid-market companies 2014 Inclusion in The London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain The Innovation Award finalist at the National Business Awards 2013 Software Product of the Year finalist at the British Accountancy Awards 2013 ICT in Manufacturing finalist at the Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2013 Inclusion in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list (47th) Inclusion in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list (63rd)



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