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  • EFI snaps up two print software companies in a month

    EFI is at it again, snapping up international print software developers to build upon its own end-to-end software suite, this time acquiring European print management information system (MIS) company, GamSys Software – its second such acquisition in the space of a month.

    GamSys Software, a privately-held company, is a leader in ERP (MIS) systems for the printing and packaging industries in the French speaking areas of Europe and Africa.

    The addition of GamSys to EFI’s increasingly growing range of print software represents another notch in the company’s expanding belt, alongside other print software providers including Australian MIS provider Prism, Europe’s Alphagraph, the UK’s Technique and, as recently as early May, US-based printLEADER.

    “We are very pleased to have GamSys join the EFI family and our continually expanding portfolio of industry-leading business automation technologies,” said Marc Olin (pictured), senior vice president and general manager of EFI Productivity Software (“EPS”) business unit. “We look forward to continuing the high-level of support for their over 400 customers in France, Belgium, Switzerland and throughout the rest of the world have come to expect as they join our large global client base.”

    The acquisition of GamSys, based in La Reid, Belgium, looks set to deliver over 400 additional customers to EFI in Europe. EFI says that GamSys will become part of its existing software applications portfolio. EFI intends to integrate support and operation of GamSys into the existing Productivity Software organization, while continuing to enhance the product’s offerings.

    EFI says GamSys clients will also be able to take advantage of integration to EFI’s Fiery digital front end driving print engines from Xerox, Ricoh, Canon, Konica Minolta as well as EFI VUTEk superwide format inkjet printers.

    “GamSys is excited to join the world-class team of EFI employees and be a part of EFI’s strategic focus and investment in Europe,” says Patrick Vreven, co-founder and CEO of GamSys and now director EFI GamSys. “As our market continues to evolve, our customers will now have access to an extensive portfolio of industry-leading technology, with more options to grow their business, while continuing to receive the same high-level of support and attention they are accustomed to.”

    The acquisition of GamSys is part of EFI’s continuing strategy to corner the industry’s software products across the entire spectrum of print business, for all sizes and sectors.

    Following EFI’s acquisition of local MIS provider, Prism, the company’s Australia and New Zealand country manager, Anthony Parnemann, said that buying up MIS companies is simply the least time-consuming way for the company to build its global market share in the industry

    “The quickest way to reach the market share we’re after is by buying up these companies,” said Parnemann. “[EFI] didn’t have all the contacts with the customers, and the expertise. The acquisition brings in the expertise and their ideas, and adds to the framework of products.”