MACS Software purchases key assets of Solo 4 Systems Lutterworth
MACS Software Limited (MACS Software), a leading international provider of warehouse management solutions to the warehousing, logistics, distribution and manufacturing industries has extended its solution portfolio to include HMRC approved bonded warehousing.
MACS Software has purchased the Intellectual Property rights of all software developed by Solo 4 Systems Limited and Solo 4s customer base. Solo 4 technology offers MACS Software a number of complementary modules to add to its comprehensive solutions portfolio. The new technology runs on Windows and UNIX platforms and supports bonded warehousing, automated service billing, transport and load build, production and rework control and internet/web based ordering, tracking and stock maintenance.
Recent implementations of this technology have included bonded warehouses, cold stores, raw material and finished goods / production control facilities and single and multi depot transport and warehouse operations.
Commenting on the acquisition, Tony Liddar, Managing Director of MACS Software, said The Acquisition of the software technologies from Solo 4 complements MACS extensive range of product in Warehouse Management Systems and enables MACS Software to continue its international growth strategy, making it the number one choice for customers wanting a highly flexible, value for money, easy to use and functionally rich warehouse management system. He continued, Solo 4 customers will benefit from the broader range of products available following the acquisition as well as access to MACS Softwares extensive software developmentprogramme and enhanced support services.
Solo 4s software origins lie in a HM Customs & Excise (now HMRC) system initially designed by System Lynx Ltd. for Hays Distribution in 1980. It was the first Bond Management system approved by HMC&E for providing all relevant documentation and duty revenue controls. Since then, the system has been further developed to include standard warehouse management functionality. The name System Lynx remained until August 2007, when it was changed to Solo 4 Systems.