Advanced has bought Kirona, the field-based workforce and resource scheduling software provider. The acquisition is intended to strengthen Advanced’s ERP capabilities.
Although 80 per cent of its revenue comes from social housing, Kirona also has expertise in central and local government, infrastructure, retail, utilities and healthcare, with customers including Balfour Beatty, Carpetright and North Lanarkshire Council. Kirona’s partner network includes Aareon, Civica, Northgate, BT and Vodafone alongside Capita and Orchard as housing partners shared with Advanced.
Gordon Wilson, CEO, Advanced, said, “We’ve been very clear about our plans to become a leader in vertically-aligned ERP software, both organically and through acquisitions. Kirona is a highly respected, strong performing brand in workforce management and represents a good opportunity to bolster our existing ERP capabilities.”