Zumasys Acquires Two Seattle-Based Software Companies
PRO:MAN and Northwest Information Systems Join Zumasys’ Growing Application Business
SAN CLEMENTE, CA – April 26, 2021 – Zumasys today announced that it purchased the assets of PRO:MAN Software (Proco, Inc.) and Northwest Information Systems, Inc. (NISI), two pioneering software companies founded in the 1980s. Combined, the organizations have automated hundreds of companies across North America with PRO:MAN offering a flexible, affordable manufacturing/MRP solution and NISI providing a robust Inventory Management Accounting Control System for wholesale distributors.
The founders of PRO:MAN and NISI – Mark Hogden and Mark Brady, respectively, joined the Zumasys team as Senior Developers along with their long-tenured teams.
“PRO:MAN and NISI have each thrived over time by providing the perfect combination of industry knowledge, state-of-the-art technology and rich business rules, which are embedded in their ERP offerings,” said Paul Giobbi, President of Zumasys. “We feel honored to be entrusted with their legacy and we are excited about the future possibilities with their customers.”
As part of its post-acquisition strategy, PRO:MAN and NISI have implemented jBASE, Zumasys’ flagship NoSQL database. jBASE comes bundled with MVConnect, which allows the applications to benefit from RESTful Services and API integration with countless modern applications including Avalara, ShipStation, SendGrid, Salesforce, NetSuite and Phocas Software. MVConnect allows developers to easily update application screens with rich Web-based interfaces.
“I have always had one eye on the future,” said Mark Hogden. “When Paul Giobbi approached me, I knew it was the right time to secure the future of our application for our loyal customers. With our multi-decade commitment to MultiValue, Zumasys is the way forward.”
Mark Brady, founder of NISI, shared a similar sentiment. “As a long-time partner of Zumasys’ over the years, I was, and am impressed with the organization. The Zumasys team is unparalleled in PICK experience and passion, and we know our people and customers are in good hands.”
Utilizing its two decades of experience as a Cloud provider and database platform company, Zumasys has transformed itself into an application provider and a thought leader within the MultiValue industry. As part of this strategy Zumasys has acquired 5 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) over the last 18 months and provides growth, capital and development for their applications written in MultiValue (NoSQL) databases. By integrating business applications with the underlying database platforms, it owns, Zumasys unlocks powerful new features that ultimately allow the applications to be offered in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cloud-based computing model.
About PRO:MAN (Proco, Inc.)
PRO:MAN is an MRP solution for small to medium sized manufacturers. Reasonably priced, remarkably easy to install, and requiring minimal support, PRO:MAN provides full accounting, inventory control and visibility into your production and capacity planning requirements including just in time shipments without overstocking. Due to its simplicity, most PRO:MAN installations run without a dedicated computer support staff.
About Northwest Information Systems, Inc. (NISI)
NISI is the publisher of IMACS, a suite of software modules specifically developed to meet inventory management and accounting needs of growing wholesale distributors. IMACS includes integrated order entry, inventory management, financials, EDI and more. Sales and financial reports have a wide variety of selection and sorting options available to help meet the specific reporting needs of each application module.
Founded in 2000, Zumasys develops innovative software products and provides programming services to thousands of companies worldwide. Zumasys’ products include two NoSQL databases, jBASE and OpenQM; software tools including MVConnect for RESTful services and AccuTerm for remote access; and TotaLink for merchant services. Zumasys’ application assets include Rover ERP and PRO:MAN for manufacturers; IMACS for wholesale distributors; and SmartSuite POS for higher education. Zumasys enjoys an award-winning culture that puts people and purpose at the center of everything it does.
To celebrate and honor this transformation, Zumasys has recently relaunched its website: www.zumasys.com.