Access Group has acquired French-based innovative business intelligence specialist Prelytis, bringing HTML 5 software to its product portfolio. The acquisition marks the first of a series of moves by Access into the SaaS marketplace, as part of its integrated cloud strategy.
Prelytis’ LiveDashBoard, which already has 100,000 daily users and 300 customers, will offer Access customers a new dimension for viewing their management information. Chris Bayne, Access CEO, commented, “Our users will benefit hugely from being able to see their real-time business information anytime, anywhere and on whatever platform they choose: laptop; smart phone; tablet; or desktop. Easy-to-use analytics put power into the user’s own hands and provide strong data access and integration capabilities.
“Valuable real-time information is the backbone of all business decisions, and while Access has always provided dashboards with our solutions, Prelytis LiveDashBoard takes our BI to the next level. Agile, collaborative, userfriendly as well as easy to customise, LiveDashBoard also lets you have instant messenger-style conversations about live data allowing users, and businesses, to collaborate in real-time no matter where they are.”
Alexandre Schneider, CEO at Prelytis, concluded, “By joining forces with Access we bring the LiveDashBoard opportunity to the thousands of customers that Access already serves, and introduce Access’ business management software to our existing user base. Access and Prelytis are a fabulous fit in terms of innovation,
technology and people. It’s an exciting time for both companies.”
Access provides solutions that meet the needs of the whole organisation, delivering full transparency and visibility of information across every department to aid with quality decision support. By acquiring Prelytis, Access expects to accelerate further its current organic growth rate of 13%.
Customers of Prelytis include ADP, LaSer Cofinoga, Takasago and Johnson Controls and will see its existing close working relationships further strengthened and supported by Access, while the combined pool of sales, marketing, and product development expertise and resources will advance the development of a market-leading solution set.
With a predicted growth rate of over 8% to 2015, Gartner Group analysts expect the BI market to remain one of the fastest growing software sectors, as organisations continue to turn to BI as a vital tool for smarter, more agile
and more efficient business with the expansion of mobile computing devices (tablets and smartphones) a key driver. Gartner predicts that 33% of BI functionality will be consumed via handheld devices by 2013.