Aspire Software is pleased to announce Trendex Information Systems Inc. is joining our Industrial ERP portfolio, bringing their leading software for the industrial gases and welding supplies distributors.

Trendex software has been addressing the needs of independent welding and industrial gas supply distributors since 1984.Trendex’s flagship Gastrend software is a complete and easy to use accounting and cylinder control software package. Offering a wide range of software modules, Trendex offers a complete solution to meet customers needs, including E-commerce, Accounting, Equipment Rental, Document Imaging, Kit Work Order Entry, Multi-Warehousing, Sales Analysis, Inventory Control, and Purchasing.

“Joining Valsoft at this point in our journey will strengthen our commitment to excellence in software solutions,” said Soumitra Mukherjee, President of Trendex Information Systems Inc.. “As our customer base continues to grow, ensuring a superior level of customer service is paramount and Valsoft’s expertise in this realm makes them the perfect partner to help us serve our customers better and propel our company forward in the industry.”

Designed to minimize manual work where possible, Trendex focuses on innovation and is always looking for ways to integrate future expansions to meet customers growing and evolving needs. Trendex customers can fully utilize the software under the most demanding environments. With the addition of our unparalleled service, they offer the formula for success.

“We are thrilled about the acquisition and the opportunities it brings for our company and clients,” said Debbi Gilcrease, Managing Director of the Industrial ERP vertical at Valsoft.”Trendex clients can expect the same level of dedication and innovation they’ve come to trust from Trendex, with even greater possibilities on the horizon as we continue investing in, supporting, and expanding our software offerings.”

This latest acquisition further expands Valsofts Industrial ERP offering with the capacity to handle larger and mid-market customers. Working with Aspire Software, Valsoft’s operating division, Trendex will further strengthen their presence in the market while being ideally positioned for significant product and service improvements by leveraging the Valsoft network.

About Trendex Information Systems Inc.:
Trendex is a software developer and service organization that specializes in software for the gases and welding supplies distributor. Our Gastrend software is a complete and easy to use Accounting and Cylinder Control software that consists of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Financial Statements, Order Entry, Invoice Entry, Cylinder Rental Invoicing, Cylinder Tracking by Serial Number, Yearly Lease Invoicing, Inventory Control, Purchasing, Sales Analysis, Payroll (Canadian), Environmental Surcharge (Hazmat), Counter Sales, Quotation Module, etc..
Website: http://www.trendexsys.com

About Valsoft Corporation:  
Valsoft Corporation acquires and develops vertical market software companies that deliver mission-critical solutions. A key tenet of Valsoft’s philosophy is to invest in established businesses and foster an entrepreneurial environment that shapes a company into a leader in its respective industry. Unlike private equity and VC firms, Valsoft does not have a predefined investment horizon and looks to buy, hold, and create value through long-term partnerships with existing management and customers. Learn more: www.valsoftcorp.com

About Aspire Software
Nature.  Enhance. Grow. As the operational arm of Valsoft, Aspire operates and manages Valsoft’s global portfolio of wholly owned software companies, providing mission-critical solutions across multiple verticals. By implementing industry best practices, Aspire Software delivers a time-sensitive integration process, and the operation of a decentralized model has allowed it to become a hub for creating rapid growth by reinvesting in its portfolio.

Aspire Software is pleased to announce the integration of WeSuite, an industry leader in sales management software solutions tailored for the security and technology services sectors. This recent Valsoft acquisition, brings us into the sales management software space with a strengthened alarm security portfolio.

Since its inception in 2008, WeSuite has led the charge in transforming sales management with comprehensive solutions that streamline complex processes. The innovative suite begins with WeOpportunity, a platform designed to boost sales prospecting, lead generation, and pipeline management, positioning businesses for success in a competitive market. WeEstimate further elevates the suite by offering sales teams control over configuration, pricing, and quoting, complemented by a framework for approvals, contracts, and commissions. Additionally, QuoteAnywhere caters to field sales professionals with real-time, interactive quoting through visualization and product positioning. Collectively, these offerings highlight WeSuite’s dedication to innovation by providing the necessary tools for clients and partners to thrive in a dynamic business landscape.

“Our goal is to ensure the future of our incredible and dedicated team, and to continue to provide our clients the best of breed software WeSuite is known for,” said Tracy Larson, WeSuite’s President, and Michael Fazio, WeSuite’s Chief Technology Officer, in a joint statement. “We are extremely excited to be a part of a company that will continue to enhance our legacy and has an existing global presence in the security software space.”

Valsoft is delighted to confirm that founders Tracy & Michael will maintain their current roles at WeSuite following the acquisition, ensuring continuity of the exceptional leadership and innovative ethos that have been integral to WeSuite’s achievements.

“We are excited about the opportunities WeSuite will bring to our sales management portfolio,” said Gustavo Vargas, Operating Partner of Valsoft’s operational arm, Aspire Software. “WeSuite’s unmatched commitment to client satisfaction, coupled with a strong management team and solid product offerings, will unlock great opportunities for customers, employees and other Valsoft businesses in related industries.”

This latest acquisition marks the first company in the sales management software industry to join the Valsoft family, broadening our solutions within the security vertical. Working with Aspire Software, Valsoft’s operating division, WeSuite will have the opportunity to further strengthen their presence in the market while being ideally positioned for significant product and service improvements while leveraging the Valsoft network.

About WeSuite:
Established in 2008, WeSuite offers a sales management software tailored for the electronic security and technology integration sectors. Co-founded by Tracy Larson (President) and Michael Fazio (CTO), the company’s primary goal was to streamline the quoting process in an industry characterized by significant price fluctuations. https://www.wesuite.com/

About Valsoft Corporation:  
Valsoft Corporation acquires and develops vertical market software companies that deliver mission-critical solutions. A key tenet of Valsoft’s philosophy is to invest in established businesses and foster an entrepreneurial environment that shapes a company into a leader in its respective industry. Unlike private equity and VC firms, Valsoft does not have a predefined investment horizon and looks to buy, hold, and create value through long-term partnerships with existing management and customers. Learn more: www.valsoftcorp.com

About Aspire Software

Nurtue. Enhance. Grow. As the operational arm of Valsoft, Aspire operates and manages Valsoft’s global portfolio of wholly owned software companies, providing mission-critical solutions across multiple verticals. By implementing industry best practices, Aspire Software delivers a time-sensitive integration process, and the operation of a decentralized model has allowed it to become a hub for creating rapid growth by reinvesting in its portfolio.

It’s time to reflect on the amazing journey that was 2023, as Aspire Software concludes a remarkable year filled with extraordinary achievements! 

As we reflect on 2023, it is truly inspiring to see the fearlessness with which we pursued our mission of growth. With a total of 25 acquisitions from Valsoft Corp., Aspire Software was able to integrate many reputable brands into our operations and solidify our position as industry leaders and earn recognition as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies. However, our rapid growth doesn’t just lie with integrating new companies, as Aspire added 1,100 employees to our global team this calendar year. As we head into 2024, Aspire Software has emerged as a true global entity, with a portfolio of 85 companies, a workforce of over 3,000 employees across 15 countries and now serving the needs of over 35,000 customers.  

But our accomplishments don’t end there! Aspire Software has excelled in investing in our dynamic team through exclusive bootcamps and seminars. We strongly believe in empowering our employees, equipping them with invaluable knowledge and skills that set them apart. Together, we have shattered barriers and redefined what is possible. 

Bootcamps bringing our leaders together: 

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In Marbella, Spain, we hosted the European Leadership Summit, a collaborative event that brought leaders across the Aspire Software family together from around the world. Through engaging panel discussions, participants gained valuable knowledge, exchanged innovative ideas, showcased best practices, and shared effective strategies in their respective fields.  

In Montreal, we organized the inaugural North American Leadership Bootcamp, where 70 where 70 Aspire Software companies in our extensive portfolio came together. Through interactive workshops, participants visited Aspire Software HQ, acquired practical skills, generated innovative ideas, and engaged in thought-provoking breakout sessions. The bootcamp served as a platform for networking, building connections, and hearing directly from Aspire Software leadership teams.  

Seminars to promote a positive work culture and discover new ways of working: 

We had the pleasure of hosting Robert Wise, who shared his expertise on mental health in the workplace and our day-to-day lives. Our mental health seminar sought to prioritize the well-being of our team members. 

Our first-ever AI Seminar, held live from Aspire Software HQ, was a great success. Thanks to our insightful presenter Michael Radovan, Director of Engineering Transformation & AI, and esteemed panelists Wissam Alame, Operations Management, and Kanav Singla, AI Engineer, we explored the most innovative topics in the field.   

Other notable highlights

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  • In addition to these amazing events, we re-launched MyAspire Intranet: Our company’s intranet serves as a centralized portal for important company-wide announcements, policies, documents, and resources. It is an  invaluable tool for staying informed and accessing relevant information whenever you need it. We encourage you to make use of the intranet as a valuable resource for your daily work.  
  • Our impact extended beyond borders, as we made a huge impression at GDC Lebanon, showcasing our expertise in global expansion. We celebrated one year of growth, innovation, and collaboration at our GDC-Lebanon Office, achieving remarkable milestones and pushing boundaries together. Perhaps the biggest highlight is that Aspire Software grew our GDC-Lebanon and India offices to over 200 people in one year. 
  • To fuel our growth, we released a marketing powerhouse with the launch of our decentralized agency, Omnia Digital. This strategic move has amplified our reach, enhanced our client services, and made a lasting impact in the market.
  • Speaking of impact, Aspire’s social media presence has gained massive traction, as our LinkedIn followers grew 165%, leaving us at over 8,000 followers to end the year. Through appealing content and comprehensive strategies, we have promoted vibrant online communities that continue to grow each day.  Our solid commitment to excellence has inspired countless individuals.
  • Amidst these achievements in our mission of constant growth, Aspire remains dedicated to encouraging team spirit. Thanks to our passionate People and Culture Committee, we have organized unforgettable events, from spooky Halloween celebrations to amazing retreats, that have brought us closer together and forged unbreakable bonds.  
  • Our CEO, Michael Assi, has engaged with our exceptional team members through fireside chats. These informal gatherings have fostered strong connections, fueled inspiration, and stimulated new ideas. 

Thank you for a great year

What an extraordinary year it has been for Aspire Software and our great team! Together, we have defied expectations, embraced innovation, and achieved the impossible. But our journey has only just begun. Aspire Software is ready for even greater triumphs, prepared to make 2024 an even better year. Will you join us on this extraordinary adventure? Buckle up because Aspire Software is ready for more! 

Servico Integration expands Aspires Hospitality Offering to Travel Agencies &Tour Operators

Aspire Software is pleased to announce the integration of Servico into our Hospitality portfolio. This recent Valsoft acquisition brings industry leading software solutions for travel agencies and tour operators.

For over 40 years, Servico has been helping their clients and partners attain operational efficiencies through their top-of-the-line ERP solutions. Servico provides clients and partners with visibility into their processes with more than 400 travel agencies & tour operators. Their solution platform automates the selling processes, centralizes CRM data, fulfills the accounting processes, and provides their customers with relevant insight.

“Servico has been on an impressive growth path and has become a leader in the travel sector,” explains Anthony Caruso, Investment Partner at Valsoft. “We look forward to leveraging Servico’s strong foothold to further expand in the travel sector, under the direction of Managing Director, David Moons, who will be key to driving success.”

“Valsoft´s acquisition of Servico represents an exciting opportunity to carry on our legacy and maintain our meaningful connection with clients,” stated David Moons, Servico’s Managing Director. “We are thrilled to be working with a company to continue to drive operation excellence and focus on software development on a global level.”

With this latest acquisition to the Valsoft Travel & Leisure portfolio, Servico will now have the opportunity to not only further strengthen their presence in the European market with its flagship suite, but to expand globally Valsoft’s presence in the travel industry. Servico’s management team will stay on board to maintain Servico’s stellar reputation among clients as the company grows.

About Servico 

Founded in 1980, Servico offers software solutions to Travel Agencies and Tour Operators. Their solution platform automates the selling processes, centralizes CRM data, fulfills the accounting processes, and provides their customers with relevant insight. The team develops and supports this platform in Belgium and the solution supports processes for multiple types of customers, Business Travel Agencies, Online travel agencies, tour operators, coach tour operators, a-la-carte tour operators. For more information: www.servico.be

About Valsoft Corporation

Valsoft Corporation acquires and develops vertical market software companies that deliver mission-critical solutions. A key tenet of Valsoft’s philosophy is to invest in established businesses and foster an entrepreneurial environment that shapes a company into a leader in its respective industry. Unlike private equity and VC firms, Valsoft does not have a predefined investment horizon and looks to buy, hold, and create value through long-term partnerships with existing management and customers.

About Aspire Software

Nurtue. Enhance. Grow. As the operational arm of Valsoft, Aspire operates and manages Valsoft’s global portfolio of wholly owned software companies, providing mission-critical solutions across multiple verticals. By implementing industry best practices, Aspire Software delivers a time-sensitive integration process, and the operation of a decentralized model has allowed it to become a hub for creating rapid growth by reinvesting in its portfolio.

Easy Employer integration expands Aspire’s workforce management portfolio into Australia

Aspire Software is pleased to announce the integration of Easy Employer into our workforce management portfolio, thanks to Valsoft’s latest acquisition. Easy Employer is an industry leader that offers staff management, time & attendance, rostering, timesheet management, payroll and award interpretation solutions across several industries in Australia and internationally.

Easy Employer’s cloud-based solutions and services have been helping clients and partners to tackle and simplify complex workforce management requirements since 2006. Easy Employer’s control centre for staff management houses all tools required to manage and communicate with staff in all parts of the business that directly affect them. Easy Employer’s industry-leading automation also creates opportunity for businesses to leverage a cost-effective, feature rich solution to handle a variety of complex requirements.

Major Growth Opportunity within Aspire 

“Valsoft’s acquisition of Easy Employer represents an exciting opportunity to carry on our legacy and maintain our meaningful connection with clients,” stated Aaron Upcroft, Easy Employer’s CEO. “We are thrilled to be working with a company who shares our values and offers an existing global presence in the space.”

“Easy Employer has been on an impressive growth path and has become a leader in key specific industries, such as disability care, pharmacy, and care homes,” explains Jeffrey Messud, Operating Partner of Aspire, the operating division of Valsoft. “We are honored to continue Easy Employer’s growth story with a heavy focus on driving operational excellence and fostering software development under the direction of Kristian Nikolaidis, as Director of Operations. His continued dedication and contribution will be key to driving success at Easy Employer.”

This latest integration of Easy Employer marks the sixth company in the Workforce Management industry to join Aspire, along with Softbrick, Manus, Vocantas, Monaco and Wageloch. By joining this robust portfolio, Easy Employer will now have the opportunity to further strengthen their presence in the market while being ideally placed to roll out significant product and service improvements while leveraging the Aspire network.

About Easy Employer

Founded in 2006, Easy Employer offers effective solutions to simplify complex issues for businesses. Their offerings bring customers even more powerful, integrated staff management, attendance, rostering, payroll and award interpretation solutions. The growing team of expert developers build and support Easy Employer’s innovative solutions across Australia and internationally, working closely with industries including the Aged, Home & Disability Care, Pharmacy, Childcare, Hospitality and Retail industries.

About Valsoft Corporation

Valsoft Corporation acquires and develops vertical market software companies that deliver mission-critical solutions. A key tenet of Valsoft’s philosophy is to invest in established businesses and foster an entrepreneurial environment that shapes a company into a leader in its respective industry. Unlike private equity and VC firms, Valsoft does not have a predefined investment horizon and looks to buy, hold, and create value through long-term partnerships with existing management and customers.

About Aspire Software

Nurture. Enhance. Grow. As the operational arm of Valsoft Corp, Aspire operates and manages Valsoft’s global portfolio of wholly owned software companies, providing mission-critical solutions across multiple verticals. By implementing industry best practices, Aspire Software delivers a time-sensitive integration process, and the operation of a decentralized model has allowed it to become a hub for creating rapid growth by reinvesting in its portfolio.

Aspire Software recently held the Inaugural North American Leadership Bootcamp in Montreal. Bringing together 90 leaders from Valsoft’s family of companies, the bootcamp kicked off with presentations and panel discussions that not only set the stage for an exhilarating journey ahead, but also provided valuable insights and inspiration.

Participants engaged in interactive workshops, where they acquired practical skills and participated in thought-provoking breakout sessions that ignited creativity and generated innovative ideas. Subjects covered ranged from growth strategies, talent management practices, and international expansion tactics to pricing concepts, initiatives, and beyond. The entire bootcamp was beneficial to helping our vertical market software companies’ network, drive success, and grow.

Participants were treated to more than just a platform for sharing best practices – they were able to build connections, spend time networking, and got to hear directly from Valsoft and Aspire Software leadership teams.

Words from our leadership team

Sam Youssef and Michael Assi

“The Aspire Leadership Bootcamp provides a unique opportunity to take a break from our daily affairs, come together, reflect on the big picture, and align on our strategy and goals. We are fortunate to have a global network and community of leaders and entrepreneurs that convene twice a year to connect, share knowledge, and exchange best practices.”

Michael Assi – CEO of Aspire Software

“We are unique as a company in that we have many different industries, and this leadership bootcamp gives our companies an opportunity to come together and learn from each other. Our commitment to their success doesn’t end with the acquisition. Entrepreneurship is at the core of Valsoft and by implementing best practices, we foster an environment that molds companies into leaders and helps them reach new markets and geographies, increase market share, and grow customer base.

Sam Youssef – Founder and CEO of Valsoft Corp.

One panel discussion of interest was moderated by Valsoft President, Mounir Hilal, on Driving Organic Growth through Customer Success. During the session he uncovered a valuable lesson: expansion and churn are two sides of the same coin, and investing in customer success is the key to keeping that coin forever in your favor. The panelists went into greater detail of the four pillars of customer success – Adoption, Retention, Expansion, and Advocacy – as the building blocks to ensure your business thrives and your customers remain your strongest allies.

Everyone in attendance got to see the impressive potential of collaboration and will return to their respective businesses ready to infuse the fresh strategies they learned. We can’t wait for the next Bootcamp!

Don’t just take our word for it. Here is what some of the leaders shared:

Duane Hepditch: Chief Operating Officer, Hospitality

Duane Hepditch, Hospitality

What lessons will help you with your job?

The business turnaround stories had a big impact on me. Hearing how other business leaders navigated issues with product development, pricing, and operations were very helpful. The workshops on growing your business through Professional Services or pricing strategies were also helpful.

A positive lesson is that we need to make decisions quicker. Our businesses are changing so quickly that I need to rely on my direct reports for their guidance and input and then make decisive decisions so that I don’t impede their progress or momentum.

What are your key takeaways from the Aspire Leadership Bootcamp?

One of the key takeaways for me is that the Leadership Bootcamp is a safe place for business leaders to speak openly and share successes and failures. We’re all in this together and the support from all levels of management is genuine and gives me the confidence to take risks to achieve and surpass my goals. We have so much talent within our greater organization.

An added bonus was that it helped me get over my fear of public speaking and presenting to my peers.

Alain Bissada: Vice President of Sales, Aspire Software

Alain Bissada, Aspire VP of Sales

What are your key takeaways from the Aspire Leadership Bootcamp?

The most important takeaway for me is that regardless of the challenges we face every day, someone else has already successfully surmounted the same or something very similar. The amount and scale of significant turnarounds the various teams have led is a huge source of inspiration and offers a multitude of ideas to borrow from and implement.

What advice do you have for others who might attend Aspire Leadership Bootcamp?

My advice to anyone attending an Aspire Leadership Bootcamp is to reach out to as many peers across the various portfolio businesses as possible during the event and get familiar with their stories and share the challenges you’re facing. The willingness and desire participants have to help and collaborate is amazing.

John Mitropoulos: Managing Director of Vocantas/Bluebird/RENTALL

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What have you learned from speaking with other attendees?

I thoroughly enjoyed the Leadership Bootcamp in Montreal.  It was a great balance of user panels, workshops and physical activities that got me out of my seat.  I especially enjoyed working with new people on solving common business problems and I learned a great deal.  The user panels were also extremely informative, and I had a lot of good takeaways from the event.

Looking forward to connecting with the people I met in Montreal.  Thanks for organizing!

About Aspire Software

Nurture. Enhance. Grow. As the operational arm of Valsoft Corp, Aspire operates and manages Valsoft’s global portfolio of wholly owned software companies, providing mission-critical solutions across multiple verticals. By implementing industry best practices, Aspire Software delivers a time-sensitive integration process, and the operation of a decentralized model has allowed it to become a hub for creating rapid growth by reinvesting in its portfolio.

We are thrilled to share M&I Broadcast Services‘ OmniPlayer solution has now expanded into North America. 

Cogeco Media had decided to partner with M&I and adopt their state-of-the-art OmniPlayer system for their radio automation needs. This game-changing move marks a significant step for both Cogeco and M&I, as it not only enhances Cogeco’s working capabilities, but also allows M&I to expand its reach into new geographies. 

Cogeco chooses M&I’s cutting edge platform for a new radio era 

Cogeco Media, a prominent radio network based in Quebec, had been using their previous solution for over a decade. However, recognizing the need for a more advanced, flexible, and reliable solution, they decided it was time for a change. Enter M&I’s OmniPlayer – a cutting-edge platform that caters to the evolving demands of the radio industry. 

For Cogeco, OmniPlayer represents a fresh start, enabling them to revolutionize their ways of working. This new system brings a host of benefits, including state-of-the-art features, enhanced flexibility, and unmatched reliability. With OmniPlayer, Cogeco can streamline operations, improve efficiency, and deliver an exceptional listening experience to their audience. 

“For our media operations to be as efficient and flexible as possible and to have interoperability of personnel between sites, it was crucial for us to choose one solution and system that serves our mission critical processes when it comes to radio broadcast and that would smoothly integrate to our digital platforms,” says Pascal Gélinas, General Manager of Technology at Cogeco Media. “With OmniPlayer I am convinced we have made a giant leap forward to make this happen and with its capabilities OmniPlayer makes us fit for the future.” 

M&I’s ambition and Aspire’s resources combine to drive global expansion  

This collaboration is a testament to Aspire’s resources paving the way for the expansion of our brands. 

As a Dutch-based company, expanding M&I’s presence into the North American market proves that the team is capable of undertaking large-scale projects overseas. This breakthrough not only paves the way for traction in the North American market but also opens doors in other regions such as Asia and the Middle East. 

M&I’s Omniplayer platform has a market share of over 90% in The Netherlands. While this cutting-edge solution has been exclusive only to European markets, this step in securing Cogeco as a client now signals international expansion is very viable. 

“OmniPlayer has proven its worth and has prospered for many years in Europe, specifically in The Netherlands. After being integrated into Aspire’s portfolio, we became highly motivated to spread OmniPlayer towards other territories,” says Raymond Lamphen, Managing Director of M&I. “I am extremely proud that we earned the trust of Cogeco Media and gained our first customer outside of Europe. It was an extensive process, and I am looking forward to the deployment and operations.” 

“We are excited to welcome Cogeco as a new customer, a prominent leader in the communications and media space,” said Michael Assi, CEO of Aspire Software “Aspire Software’s presence played a pivotal role in bolstering confidence, not only in M&I’s expansion strategy but also in earning Cogeco’s trust. With Aspire’s Montreal headquarters, there was a tangible sense of proximity and reassurance for Cogeco, as they knew they would receive support and service from a local team based in Montreal.” 

Throughout the process, M&I’s Canadian partner and dealer, SonoTechnique, played a pivotal role in building the bridge between M&I and Cogeco, particularly at the outset. Ultimately, it was M&I’s dedicated team in The Netherlands that solidified the partnership, displaying the entrepreneurial spirit that embodies Aspire-operated companies. 

What’s next? 

This monumental collaboration between Cogeco Media and M&I sets the stage for innovation, growth, and improved efficiency. Aspire Software is honoured to be a part of this journey, empowering businesses to embrace cutting-edge technology and achieve remarkable success in the ever-evolving world of radio automation. Together, we will forge a path towards a brighter, more dynamic future. We look forward to supporting M&I in any way we can as The Netherlands’ leading radio automation solution grows its presence worldwide.  

About Cogeco Media 

Cogeco Media, a subsidiary of Cogeco inc., is one of the largest radio networks in Quebec. Leaders in their market, Cogeco Media’s stations reach more than 5 million listeners each week. 

About M&I Broadcast Services  

M&I Broadcast Services makes appealing, mission-critical software for the broadcasting industry. With OmniPlayer they have set a new standard in radio automation and playout software. Most regional and nationwide stations in the Netherlands use OmniPlayer to create, manage, edit, play out and broadcast their content, news, and music flawlessly. With Nimbus Newsroom, they’ve created software that will let creators, journalists and editors make, edit, and bring news anytime, anywhere and from any device. 

Aspire Software ventures into Industrial ERP solutions with the integration of JBL Solutions

Aspire is pleased to announce the integration of JBL Solutions (“JBL”), a comprehensive suite of industrial ERP solutions based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, thanks to Valsoft Corp’s latest acquisition.

JBL Solutions has built upon its long-standing reputation for delivering exceptional customer service, continuous innovation in design and product enhancement, and providing a consultative approach to implementation. Their extensive product offering empowers gas and welding professionals to gain valuable insights, manage their purchase orders, trace cylinders, streamline accounting, control inventory, and much more.

“Over the years, Jim and I have been approached by potential buyers, but we were steadfast in our quest for a buyer with an impeccable reputation for caring about employees and customers,” stated Bob Lyles, CEO of JBL. “Our success is a testament to our team and loyal customers. When Valsoft came along, they exceeded our expectations and align perfectly with our vision,” continued Lyles, “making it an exciting prospect to entrust them with our legacy, confident that they will continue to invest in our employees, customers, and products.”

What JBL brings to Aspire

Dedicated to their core mission of enhancing business value, JBL Solutions leverages over four decades of experience to assist in achieving objectives such as future acquisitions, generational wealth transfer, and personal benefit, relying on their extensive knowledge of industry best practices. They prioritize bottom-line growth, addressing inventory challenges and optimizing asset management to prioritize profitability.

Their software streamlines operations and reduces dependence on key personnel and customers, offer innovative tools for improved sales efficiency without expanding teams, and provide essential audit controls to safeguard financial integrity, thus preserving and enhancing a company’s overall value.

“We are excited to enter the Industrial ERP solutions vertical with the acquisition of JBL Solutions. Their desire to continue driving innovative ERP solutions for not only the gases and welding industry, but the distribution and fabrication industries as well, is what makes JBL Solutions a perfect entry into the Industrial ERP vertical,” said Operating Partner at Aspire Software, Kent Howard. “Delivering continuous value for their customers is what has established JBL Solutions as a leader in the industry, and this integration will allow us to continue fostering growth and driving value for our customers.”

About JBL Solutions

JBL Solutions is a trusted name with over 3,000 users across 33 states, Canada, and the Bahamas. These users rely on MIS Accu-Tech, CylTech 2, and AcuTrax software solutions to streamline their operations. In 2015, a collaborative effort between Accu-Tech and Dataweld solidified a shared vision for growth and innovation. Recognizing the similarities between MIS Accu-Tech and Dataweld’s products, JBL Solutions capitalized on their collective experience, resources, and synergies. The company remains committed to delivering exceptional customer service, continuous product improvement, and a consultative approach.

For more information please visit www.jbl-solutions.com

About Valsoft Corporation

Valsoft Corporation acquires and develops vertical market software companies through which each business can deliver the best mission-critical solutions for customers in their respective industries or niche. A key tenet of Valsoft’s philosophy is to invest in well-established businesses and foster an entrepreneurial environment that shapes a company into a leader in its respective industry. Unlike private equity and VC firms, Valsoft does not have a predefined investment horizon and looks to buy, hold, and create value through long-term partnerships with existing management and customers.

For more information please visit www.valsoftcorp.com

About Aspire Software

Nurture. Enhance. Grow. As the operational arm of Valsoft Corp, Aspire operates and manages Valsoft’s global portfolio of wholly owned software companies, providing mission-critical solutions across multiple verticals. By implementing industry best practices, Aspire Software delivers a time-sensitive integration process, and the operation of a decentralized model has allowed it to become a hub for creating rapid growth by reinvesting in its portfolio.

Aspire Software is pleased to announce that we have entered the supply chain visibility space with the integration of ICL, a leading provider of solutions for transportation and logistics. Valsoft Corp’s latest acquisition pushes Aspire into an exciting new vertical in our extensive portfolio.

Established by Patrick Donahoe in 1992, ICL is driven by a singular mission: to attain industry recognition as the foremost leader in delivering product visibility and invoice-auditing solutions across the logistics supply chain. The company has proven its success as a valuable partner, helping clients achieve their objectives.

”As we expanded from our core automotive business of supply chain visibility to address the needs of a more diverse range of shippers, we recognized the need to partner with a company with the resources and agility to help ICL move to the next level,” stated Patrick Donahoe. “Valsoft’s culture and operating model are well matched to our organization and provide the conditions needed to accelerate ICL’s growth plans.”

ICL’s presence in the logistics industry

ICL offers a wide range of specialized products and services tailored specifically for the logistics industry. For Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) involved in vehicle manufacturing, ICL provides the Vehicle Logistics Management System (VLMS), a cloud-based solution that centralizes and digitizes data from supply chain partners. This comprehensive system streamlines invoice tracking and auditing processes.

Additionally, ICL offers Rubicon VLS, serving as a lead logistics provider, leveraging industry expertise and connections to establish a top-tier network for transporting finished vehicles.

Auto haulers can benefit from the ePOD App, a mobile application that simplifies communication and reporting between haulers and OEMs, eliminating paper-based processes.

For yard managers overseeing vehicle storage and operations, ICL provides YMS Express, which includes software and mobile applications to efficiently manage yard activities.

Lastly, the Rail Shipment Visibility Portal (RSVP) is a software solution catering to rail shippers, allowing them to consolidate data from various railways, providing comprehensive visibility and advanced analytics for their shipments.

“We are excited about the addition of ICL to our portfolio of companies. Thanks to their comprehensive product offerings, ICL has established itself as the leader in automotive logistics, yard vehicle management and rail logistics,” stated Gustavo Vargas, Operating Partner at Aspire Software, the operating division of Valsoft. “The partnership between ICL and Valsoft marks the fusion of innovation and expertise, a partnership that promises to redefine the future of the vehicle logistics industry.”

About ICL

ICL’s history is characterized by relentless innovation and commitment to excellence. ICL consistently reinvests in its software, ensuring its agility and adaptability. ICL’s global presence expanded with the establishment of subsidiaries in Mexico and India. With its diverse portfolio, ICL maintains its position as a leading force in the transportation and logistics industry.

About Valsoft Corporation

Valsoft Corporation acquires and develops vertical market software companies through which each business can deliver the best mission-critical solutions for customers in their respective industries or niche. A key tenet of Valsoft’s philosophy is to invest in well-established businesses and foster an entrepreneurial environment that shapes a company into a leader in its respective industry. Unlike private equity and VC firms, Valsoft does not have a predefined investment horizon and looks to buy, hold, and create value through long-term partnerships with existing management and customers.

About Aspire Software

Nurture. Enhance. Grow. As the operational arm of Valsoft Corp, Aspire operates and manages Valsoft’s global portfolio of wholly owned software companies, providing mission-critical solutions across multiple verticals. By implementing industry best practices, Aspire Software delivers a time-sensitive integration process, and the operation of a decentralized model has allowed it to become a hub for creating rapid growth by reinvesting in its portfolio.