Major Quebec solution provider grows with key acquisition

One of CDN’s Top 100 Solution Providers of  2011 – Acceo Solutions – stands to move further up the list in the future with the completion this week of the acquisition of Les Systèmes Informatiques O.G.C. (OGC).

Formerly known as Groupe GFI Solutions Inc., Acceo Solutions is a Montreal-based solution provider specializing in business an accounting solutions. OSG, its new acquisition, is also Monteal-based and provides custom software solutions to meet the specific needs of hardware retailers, renovation centres and gardening centres. The deal will see the complete OGC-Plus integrated management software suite, which boasts over 5500 users in Canada, added to the Acceo Solutions product lineup.

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“We are extremely proud to be adding OGC’s solutions to our range of hardware store and building material centre products,” said Gilles Létourneau, president and CEO of Acceo Solutions, in a statement. “Not only does this transaction allow us to expand our product portfolio, but it also solidifies our position as a major player in the industry, allowing our company to grow even more.”

OGC serves nearly 300 clients in Quebec and the rest of Canada, and has been in business for 25 years. It currently has 30 employees.

“We are thrilled to pass our solutions onto a company which will definitely be able to continue offering the know-how, quality, and service which has always gone hand in hand with our products; a company which will ensure the development of our products in accordance with customers’ growing needs,” said Olivier Du Paul, president of OGC.

Acceo ranked No. 16 on CDN’s Top 100 Solution Providers list for 2011, down one spot from 2010, with revenue of between $75 million to $100 million

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Jeff Jedras
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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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