LISBURN IT company Xperience has recently acquired the
Belfast-based accounting software reseller Accounting and
Business Technology (NI) Limited (ABT). The company says the
acquisition will consolidate the company's standing in the
marketplace, with a joint clientele of more than 400.
Xperience, based at Knockmore Hill Industrial
Park, is a 'one-stop-shop' for the IT requirements of
businesses, including hardware, network support and accounting
software. They took the decision to acquire ABT, who focused on
accounting software developed using the skills of qualified
accountants, to offer clients a wider range
of products and services.
Patrick Leggett, Group Sales Director of
Xperience explained: "This acquisition further enhances our
reputation as the leading supplier of accounting and network
solutions to the local SME market. We believe we are the largest
accounting software reseller in Northern Ireland with around
4,000 business users working with our software packages across
our client companies.
"The current economic climate was never a
factor in the acquisition. It was a strategic move for the
businesses, both of which have enjoyed
significant growth in recent years." Andrew
Cavey, former managing director of ABT, has joined Xperience as
a director. He commented: "ABT was founded in 1994 and has been
growing steadily since, more than doubling the client base in
the last five years to in excess of 150.
"With ABT's knowledge and expertise being
incorporated into Xperience's range of products and services, we
can offer a unique proposition within the Northern Ireland
marketplace. We can see many growth opportunities for the future
to provide an even more efficient and beneficial service to our