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Civica picks up SaaS player TranSend

The acquisition will add delivery management tools to the Civica portfolio and give it more options to pitch around those looking for help with transport and logistics

Civica has a rhythm to its acquisitions and seems to make one every few months and has kept things ticking over with the acquisition of software-as-a-service provider TranSend Solutions Limited.

UK firm TranSend provides delivery management software for those firms looking handling logistics and transport issues and has a customer base that includes Wessex Water, Wincanton and Seven Trent Water. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.

The latest addition to the Civica fold will sit in the firm's Transport & Blue Light business. TranSend has developed a PDA and web-based delivery management and monitoring system that can cover route optimisation, electronic proof of delivery, transport compliance and delivery intelligence.

“I am pleased to welcome TranSend to Civica. The team brings deep sector expertise and specialist cloud solutions which are highly complementary to Civica’s established activities in shared markets," said Wayne Story, Civica Group CEO.

"The company’s ePOD software system tailors all aspects of the delivery management process and we look forward to expanding the business-critical software that we offer to our customers and stakeholders,' he added.

In response, David Cook, managing director at TranSend, said that joining forces with Civica would give it the chance to pitch its solution to fresh customers.

“Finding new ways to improve efficiency and enhance customer service in the delivery management process is our priority," he added that Civica, "will bring us unparalleled opportunities in broadening our capability and reaching new customers in different sectors."

Civica has been a serial acquisitor as it looks to extend the services it can provide and in the last six months has picked up election and civic engagement services group Electoral Reform Services and iCasework to bolster its GDPR support options.

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