Epicor Acquires Canadian Company – Auto Service World
Toronto-based JMO Business Systems has been acquired by Epicor.
The deal was announced last week. Financial terms were not disclosed.
JMO is a software company that provides warehouse management systems (WHS), enterprise mobility solutions and related services for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment parts distributors. Its head office was located in the Scarborough neighborhood of Toronto.
The agreement, Epicor said in an announcement, expands Epicor’s portfolio of business growth solutions to nearly every functional area of the automotive parts and service industry, ranging from parts manufacturers to resellers. service chains and independent repair facilities.
“Automotive is a core business for Epicor, and JMO indago is the benchmark for WMS technology for aftermarket companies, whether they serve the aftermarket or the OE service channel,” Steve said. Murphy, CEO of Epicor. “This acquisition is a perfect fit for our automotive solutions suite and the customers who depend on Epicor to drive growth, efficiency and profitability.”
JMO was founded in 1988, originally as a software consultant. The company wrote its first WMS in 1996 as a custom project for a large auto parts distributor. It was so successful that he developed indago WMS, which quickly became the first choice for aftermarket distributors in the United States and Canada.
The company also offers a line of rugged and lightweight mobile scanners, portable voice and data mobile computers, and mobile and desktop printers, all designed to increase the productivity and accuracy of warehouse workers.
“We are thrilled to join a company that has the vision, commitment and resources to contribute to the long-term success of businesses at all levels of the parts and service industry,” said John Oliveira, CEO from JMO. “JMO indago is a perfect complement to Epicor’s impressive automotive portfolio, and together we can deliver even greater value to growth-oriented parts distribution businesses.”