Access acquires Prelytis, innovators of SaaS business intelligence technology

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Access advances cloud delivery by adding Google-like, collaborative BI to solution suite

Easy-to-use analytics put power into the user’s own hands and provide strong data access and integration capabilities.

Access Group (‘Access’) 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 at 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, user-friendly 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.

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About Access:

Since 1991, Access has become established as a leading business solutions provider, employing over 400 people. It helps organisations improve performance, profitability and cost efficiency by delivering integrated organisation-wide solutions spanning finance, HR and payroll, professional services automation, document management and manufacturing. More than 5,000 customers including Eden Project, Methodist Church, Birmingham International Airport, Leicester Tigers, National Accident Helpline and Eddie Stobart rely on Access to drive growth and unlock the potential of their people as well as their organisation through better business insight.

A £50 million investment by private equity firm, Lyceum Capital, in 2011 marked a significant step change in Access’ growth trajectory, cementing the company’s notable position amongst the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 List 2012 and in last year’s Profit Track 100. Access’ on-going commitment to excellence, its customers and its people also placed it amongst the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2011.
Accreditations and memberships:

  •     Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
  •     Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  •     Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA)
  •     Access’ software is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs


  •     Inclusion in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list (47th)
  •     Inclusion in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list (63rd)
  •     Inclusion in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for mid-market companies (85th)
  •     Accountancy Age Award 2010 for ‘Software Package of the Year’
  •     SIFT Media Software Satisfaction Awards 2010 for ‘Enterprise Accounting & Finance’
  •     SIFT Media Software Satisfaction Awards 2010 for ‘SME Human Resources & Human Capital Management’
  •     FrontRange Partner Awards 2010 for ‘CRM Partner of the Year’
  •     Green IT Awards 2010 for 'Environmental Accounting Software of the Year'
  •     Construction Computing Awards 2010 and 2011, 'Construction Accounting Software of the Year'

Media information:

Tim Cole
PR Executive
Access Group
T: +44 (0) 1206 322575
F: +44 (0) 1206 322956
E: tim(dot)cole(at)theaccessgroup(dot)com

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