Two Successful Louisiana Technology Companies Merge to Tackle National Opportunities

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e-Gov Systems and Antares Technology Solutions Join Forces on Software Products and Services

Antares Technology Solutions and e-Gov Systems recently merged.

Antares Technology Solutions and e-Gov Systems recently merged.

e-Gov Systems has positioned itself to rapidly expand its national, state, and local tax management footprint. Similarly, the software development expertise of Antares Technology Solutions is increasingly being sought on the national level.

e-Gov Systems, a leading provider of sales tax return and remittance solutions in the cloud, announced today it has merged with Antares Technology Solutions, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner in software application development.

Founded in 1988, Antares Technology Solutions has served the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas for 25 years, providing custom software applications and IT consulting to government and business clients.

The Louisiana-based businesses will remain in the Silicon Bayou with corporate headquarters in Baton Rouge and offices in New Orleans. The entire staffs of both companies—nearly 50 employees—will be retained. The move will have no impact on customer relationships, as all products and services will continue to be offered. The two companies will continue to be promoted under their existing trade names as part of the umbrella company used for the merger, RAM Ware, LLC.

“e-Gov Systems has positioned itself to rapidly expand its national, state, and local tax management footprint,” said Ezra Hodge, CEO of Ram Ware, LLC. “Similarly, the software development expertise of Antares Technology Solutions is increasingly being sought on the national level. Combining the expertise and resources of the two companies strategically positions us for rapid growth.”

Despite the difficult economy, both companies significantly increased their number of customers, products, and service offerings over the past five years.

Strong Louisiana Commitment

One goal of the new company is to keep as much of the workforce as possible in Louisiana.

“Like many New Orleans companies, we survived being displaced by Hurricane Katrina through the support of our clients, employees, and officials around the State,” said Rick Mekdessie, President and Founder of e-Gov Systems. “After the storm, the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge gave our business a home to regroup and the environment we needed to get where we are today. We now have national opportunities, but we still want to employ and invest in local talent. It’s our turn to give back by employing locally whenever possible.”

“The enterprise software services industry is extremely competitive,” Ralph Melian, President of Antares Technology Solutions, said. “Antares has been highly successful in the custom development market, even in the down market. Part of our success has come from expanding to provide mobile and SharePoint development services; but to continue growing at the rate sought, we realized that product development needed to be part of our strategy, as it provides faster growth opportunities. Rather than develop our own product line for government clients, it made a lot of sense to merge with e-Gov Systems, which has a popular and growing line of government transaction products.”

About e-Gov Systems

Now in its 15th year, e-Gov Systems has grown its cloud-based product line to support hundreds of local governments in six states. Last year, nearly 600,000 business sales tax filings, payments, fees, and fines were paid or reported using e-Gov Systems’ solutions. That amounted to more than $3.1 billion of transactions last year being handled by the Company’s products.

Nearly every sales tax return and remittance filed online in Louisiana, for example, is dependent in some way on e-Gov Systems’ products or systems.

For more information on e-Gov Systems, visit http://www.e-GovSystems.com.

About Antares Technology Solutions

With more than 250 clients nationwide, Antares Technology Solutions is known for handling complex, custom software development for large enterprises and small start-ups in numerous industries. This year, Antares Technology Solutions, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner in application development, achieved a feat few companies do when it celebrated its 25th anniversary.

For more information on Antares Technology Solutions, visit http://www.Antaresnet.com.

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