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ACS buys StaffPlan

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Advanced Computer Software has acquired StaffPlan for £1.36m in cash and equity to bolster its portfolio in the Primary Healthcare sector.

The ink is still drying on the contract to buy Business Systems Group but ACS has wasted no time in snapping up StaffPlan which sells hosted advanced rostering and administration software and the Connect solution, a PDA-based point of care system.

Thousands of home carers still use paper for their schedules and patient treatment said Vin Muria, CEO at ACS, representing an opportunity for the business.

Launched in 2000, StaffPlan had revenues of £1.48m in the year-ended 2009 and made a profit before tax of £700,000.

Customers include 30 local authorities including Blackpool Council, London Borough of Sutton and Leeds City Council and Primary Care Trusts in Camden and Peterborough.

The acquisition will allow ACS to accelerate the deployment of its iNurse and End of Life applications, the company said.

The deal includes £570k in cash and £790k worth of ACS shares.

Muria told MicroScope earlier this month it had a £58m war chest that it planned to use to expand the business through acquisitions, the purchase of StaffPlan will barely have made a dent in the stockpile.


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