1st July 2011

Constellation Software Announces Acquisitions

constellation softwareConstellation Software Inc. has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Harris Computer Systems, a provider of financial, customer and student information management software solutions for utilities, local governments and school districts, purchased Pennsylvania-based ProSoft Technologies, Inc.

ProSoft offers a complete portfolio of products and services for Pennsylvania school districts including: student management, scheduling, human resources, payroll, fund accounting, and student activity fund management, and tax management for local municipalities. As a result of the transaction, ProSoft will be consolidated within Harris School Solutions, the Harris operating division focused on administrative solutions for K-12 school districts throughout North America.

Jerry Canada, General Manager of Harris School Solutions commented, “ProSoft is the continuation of the Harris School Solutions growth plan as it strengthens our market share in key states such as Pennsylvania. We will look to complement the ProSoft product portfolio with our own solutions and continue to grow our presence in the state.” Harris will continue to develop, service, and support the ProSoft product line from the current Bethel Park, PA office.

“Harris brings additional resources that will enhance our continuing commitment to our clients. We are pleased to join the Harris family and look forward to supporting and growing our customer base under their depth of experience within the K-12 market”, said Scott Anderson, President of ProSoft.

Meanwhile, another wholly-owned subsidiary of Constellation, Gary Jonas Computing Ltd., has completed the acquisition of Youbill Inc. (dba Member Solutions), also based in Pennsylvania. The Member Solutions acquisition expands Jonas’ presence in the Fitness market and more specifically the Marital Arts segment.

“Member Solutions is a leading provider of software and full service billing and collections services in their target market, within the United States and Canada,” said Barry Symons, CEO of Jonas. “We are excited to welcome the Member Solutions’ customers and employees into the Jonas family.”

Member Solutions’ CEO, Steve Pinado stated “The entire Member Solutions’ team is excited to be joining the Jonas family. Teaming up with a company that understands vertical market software, and which has a long track record of success, presents a unique opportunity for our customers, our employees and our business partners.”

Earlier this month, Jonas also completed its acquisition of Fitronics Ltd. Based in Bath, England, Fitronics Ltd., which operated under the name “The Retention People” is a leading provider of software to the Fitness & Leisure market, worldwide. Fitronics Ltd. uses detailed market research to drive product development into solutions, processes and training packages to improve the customer experience, creating promoters of fitness & leisure brands and increasing customer loyalty.

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