Copenhagen, Denmark – 9 January 2018 – Columbus (OMX:COLUM): Today, Columbus has entered into an agreement acquiring the Dutch company HiGH Software, a market leader within rental and lease management solutions for equipment-driven industries. The acquisition of HiGH Software is a strategic move that enables Columbus to drive further innovation and growth within the growing market for equipment rental and leasing across industries.
Acquiring the software solutions from HiGH Software, DynaRent and DynaLease will augment the rich portfolio of Columbus’ business applications for the manufacturing, food and services industries. At the same time the acquisition is in line with Columbus’ mission to deliver solutions supporting companies in the digital transformation of their businesses.
“We see our customers innovating and differentiating themselves by offering their equipment as services. With the acquisition of HiGH Software we will be able to offer our customers a comprehensive solution portfolio within leasing and rental management”, says CEO & President in Columbus, Thomas Honoré.
HiGH Software, which employs 55 highly skilled employees, develops and delivers end-to-end solutions for rental, leasing, transport and equipment-driven companies.
“In 2001, we founded HGH and HiGH Software together with Ben Brouwer and Bert de Wild, and we are excited to be able to grow the business through Columbus in order to enable more customers in their digital transformation. We bring decades of experience of leasing of rental to further deliver on the Columbus promise to their customers.” says Arthur de Leeuw, Managing Director of HiGH Software.
Bert de Wild, Co-founder of HGH and HiGH Software ads: “Together with Columbus, we can help our customers realize their digital transformation with Microsoft Dynamics 365. In joining forces with Columbus, HGH and its employees can achieve their international reach aspirations.”
Since it was founded in 2001, the company has shown significant results including their award-winning DynaRent solutions package which is one of the most innovative rental and lease management software solutions. The acquisition also includes HGH Business Consultancy.
The acquisition is with effect per 1 January 2018.
About HGH and HIGH Software
Founded in 2001, HGH and HiGH Software serve a broad range of equipment-driven industries. Our focus is on meeting the end-to-end needs for rental, lease, and services of these organizations and we do this while working closely with industry leaders and customers worldwide. Our teams combine software development expertise, multi-industry knowledge, and years of experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition. Along with our award-winning DynaRent solution packages, our teams and partners provide companies with consulting and value-add services.
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