Dynamic future after Scottish IT acquisition
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:14
Castle Computer Services has acquired one of Scotland's fastest growing suppliers of Microsoft Dynamics based solutions to create a company with unrivalled specialised expertise and experience, providing solutions across retail, construction, wholesale and logistics sectors in the UK.
IT Group International (ITGI) is now part of the Castle Computer Services Group and will operate as a limited company called Castle Computer Services (Dynamics) Ltd, alongside the Castle Group's existing Technical Services and Applications divisions, extending Castle's reach into new markets throughout the UK.
Andrew Munro, Chairman, Castle Computer Services Group, said: "Over the last 30 years Castle has developed a strong reputation for innovation, proven service delivery and support in financial management and business intelligence applications, virtualisation and technical services.
"We were highly attracted to ITGI's Microsoft Dynamics software development expertise and their experience in UK wide Construction and Service Management sectors, to augment our own Microsoft Dynamics capability in Wholesale and Distribution and Furniture Retail sectors; making us one of the UK's foremost Microsoft Dynamics partners.
Sam Malak, former MD of ITGI and now part of the newly formed Dynamics division, said: "At ITGI we developed unique software solutions, becoming one of the fastest growing Microsoft Dynamics resellers in the UK. The merger with Castle will enable us to use our expertise to continue that innovative approach, creating new solutions for the sectors that we serve."
Castle was founded in Scotland in 1982 and operates from five locations in the UK, with its HQ in Bellshill, near Glasgow, serving over 500 customers. Castle is one of the UK's leading providers of virtualisation, data management solutions and financial and operational application software. This includes software and hardware supply, implementation, support and business continuity planning as well as a data centre facility. The company has strategic partnerships with Microsoft, IBM, VMWare and QlikTech.
IT Group International provides innovative Microsoft Dynamics backed solutions to the Construction and Service Management sectors, with skills in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Payroll and SharePoint. ITGI has developed the only product in the marketplace, which provides seamless integration with ConQuest's estimating and surveying software and its SC Verify product is the only product to enable verification of sub-contractor PAYE, TX reference and insurance online.