The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, brings together two leading providers of software that distributors and retailers use to keep track of items in warehouses and in transit.
The merged company will adopt the HighJump name and be led by Accello's chief executive,
It will continue to offer and maintain existing software products from both companies and converge them in the future, the company's statement said.
The merger is driven in large part by the push among retailers to be able to deliver goods quickly from a warehouse, as an online-only retailer would, if it is not available in a store. And traditional retailers want to be able to ship goods both their own warehouse or that of a distributor.
HighJump and Accello have scrambled to adapt their software to give retailers such deliver-anytime capability. HighJump's products are chiefly used by midsize and large retailers, while Accello has a greater presence among distributors and wholesalers with multiple retail clients.
HighJump, founded in 1983 by local entrepreneurs, was originally a developer of bar code data collection systems. It was sold to
Last year, HighJump acquired Evenex ApS, a Danish computer services and consulting firm, for an unspecified amount.
HighJump as 498 employees, 8,300 customers and offices in
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