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Business & Decision Acquires Scottsdale-based AbilityCRM

Monday, July 02, 2012

Business & Decision Acquires Scottsdale-based AbilityCRM13:11 EDT Monday, July 02, 2012SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Business & Decision, an international Consulting and Systems Integration (CSI) company, today announced that it has acquired AbilityCRM, a Scottsdale-based CRM solutions provider. The acquisition will enable B&D to expand its CRM offerings in North America as well as enhance its hosting capabilities. AbilityCRM has been delivering custom CRM solutions to its clients since 1998, and it is currently a Microsoft partner with both Gold CRM and Silver Hosting competencies. The company is also a Certified Sage SalesLogix CRM business partner and is an industry leader with CRM software implementations nationwide. Since 2009, AbilityCRM's private cloud offering, AlwaysOn-CRM.com, has provided the scalable capacity to serve clients of all sizes, from Small Business to Mid-Market to Enterprise firms alike."This acquisition benefits the clients of both businesses because it expands the depth and breadth of our expertise and service offerings, particularly with custom CRM solutions," said De Wet Du Plooy, SVP of Business & Decision, "and it will give us even better tools and options to meet each of our clients' unique needs and position B&D for additional solid growth.""Becoming a part of Business & Decision made strategic sense for our company," stated James Marzola, President & CEO of AbilityCRM, "this move will let us leverage synergies to take our strengths to a higher level than we ever expected."The AbilityCRM team  will be located in the new expanded Business and Decision offices located at 8414 N 90th Street in the heart of Scottsdale, AZ.About Business & DecisionBusiness & Decision (NYSE Euronext: BND) is a global Consulting and Systems Integration (CSI) company. It is a leader in Business Intelligence (BI) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and a major player in eBusiness, Enterprise Information Management (EIM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Managed Services and Enterprise Solutions as well as Management Consulting. Business & Decision contributes to the success of customer projects by driving maximum business performance. The company has a reputation for functional and technological expertise and has forged partnerships with all of the key technology vendors. Located in 19 countries, Business & Decision currently employs more than 2600 people worldwide. Additional information is available at www.businessdecision.us.SOURCE Business & DecisionFor further information: Paula Masiulewicz, Director of Marketing, Business & Decision, NA, +1-480-745-3578, paula.masiulewicz@businessdecision.com