JOBPOWER Acquired by JDM Technology Group
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA (August 1, 2018) – JDM Technology Group, a global group of leading software providers for the architecture, engineering and construction industries, announced today that it has acquired Knoxville, TN based Applied Computer Systems Inc., provider of JOBPOWER, a leading accounting, job cost, and management software for contractors in North America. The transaction closed on August 1, 2018 after approval by Applied Computer Systems’ owners, Rick and Penny DeLand.
With JOBPOWER, DocumentVision document management software, and JOBPOWER Mobile software for remote time entry, Applied Computer Systems is a leading provider of software designed and built for the specialized needs of the North American construction industry. Customers using JOBPOWER eliminate duplicate entry to track job costs, can easily generate customer billings in different formats, and always have accurate, up-to-date financial information.
“We’re pleased to complete the sale: this transaction is a positive step for JOBPOWER customers, our organization, and for the construction industry in North America,” said Rick DeLand, co-owner of Applied Computer Systems. “Being part of the global group will enable JOBPOWER to create new value for our customers while our technology can be applied on a global basis.”
Having acquired numerous companies since 2004, the JDM Technology Group has a proven strategy for integrating acquired companies into its existing infrastructure. Applied Computer Systems will continue to operate as a separate company with its existing staff out of its Knoxville TN headquarters. Dee Golden, current Head of Sales at Applied Computer Systems, will lead the business as President and oversee day-to-day operations. Rick and Penny DeLand will assist the transition and will continue to advise the business.
“Through our global Buy and Build strategy we do not end-of-life products: customers continue to be supported with their preferred software and services while enabling access to the best technology to support their success. Moreover, maintaining the JOBPOWER organization ensures customers will continue to have service and support from the same people they are used to,” said Jim McFarlane, CEO of the JDM Technology Group. “This strategy continues to make the JDM Technology Group an excellent home for construction software companies.”
“Through long experience in the industry we have developed strong connections to our customers and employees,” commented Penny DeLand, co-owner. “Joining JDM is a choice we make knowing that the customers we serve and the employees in our organization will be supported by one of the leading construction software groups in the world.”
About Applied Computer Systems Inc. and JOBPOWER
Founded in 1985 and owned and operated by Rick and Penny DeLand since 2005, Applied Computer Systems has become a leading provider of mission-critical business management software to contractors in North America. Designed specifically for the construction industry, JOBPOWER construction software provides the specialized accounting, job cost, and management software that contractors need, combining powerful features with ease of use at an affordable price. As well, JOBPOWER continues to provide a range of key business software including document management and mobile timesheets to enable customers to grow their businesses and their profitability.
About JDM Technology Group
JDM Technology Group is a global software business focused on delivering business software systems for the architecture, engineering and construction industries with over 100,000 users served in 40 countries on 7 continents, employing over 450 staff. The JDM Technology Group’s core business philosophy is long-term commitment to customer service coupled with providing the best possible solutions to customers. JDM Technology Group companies include Computer Guidance Corporation, ConEst Software, Explorer Software, IndustrySmarts, MPulse Software, and Vision InfoSoft in North America; CSSP, CostCon, LEVESYS, Nimbus, and Plusfactor in Australasia; and Estimate, Integrity, RedSkyIT, and StreamBIM in Europe and the Middle East.