The SAS Group acquires Trigger Software

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Acquisition enhances SAS network services portfolio with managed applications and development expertise

Charles Davis, CEO, The SAS Group of Companies

Trigger Software’s expertise in the managed applications market has created a natural fit for our two companies.

The SAS Group, an international provider of managed network and professional services, today announced that it has acquired the business of Trigger Software Limited, a web-based application development and managed services company, for an undisclosed sum.

According to Charles Davis, CEO for the SAS Group, the acquisition of UK-based Trigger Software will enable the company to deliver an enhanced service model that can not only monitor and manage any communications infrastructure around the globe but can also provide the same level of management for applications and server infrastructures as well.

“Trigger Software’s expertise in the managed applications market has created a natural fit for our two companies,” said Davis. “In addition to extending our managed services capability, it will also allow us to offer the kind of application development services, using Microsoft .NET and other Internet-rich technologies, that many of our customers want today.”

Chris Owen Smith, CEO of Trigger Software said, “Our acquisition by SAS offers great opportunities for Trigger Software’s customers, employees and partners; it will increase Trigger Software’s reach in the marketplace and give us access to the rich pool of resources that SAS has to offer. SAS and Trigger Software have already shared a productive partnership, developing business intelligence solutions for major managed services customers around the world; with the union of our two companies, we can now expect to go even further.”

“We see the synergies between our two companies as a major enabler for enhancing our position in the market, by allowing us to add more high value services to our portfolio,” said Davis. “And whilst we are committed to delivering high-end managed and professional services to our customers we will continue to explore areas for complementary development and growth.”

The purchase of Trigger Software Limited marks the second in a series of acquisitions the company expects to make over the next three years.

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