Access Group announced on July 7th that they were setting up a new division of the company to cover the Health and Social Care arena. Access have some 400 customers in this sector who are using their finance, HR, payroll, and domiciliary care solutions. Access’ customers in this area include City & County Healthcare, Home Counties Care, and Age Concern. This announcement also included that they have acquired care home management solutions provider CareBlox, whose customers and products will added to the new division.
Chris Bayne, CEO for Access, explained, “The health and social care market is by no means new territory for us—we already work with 400 customers in this area. Our vertical focussed strategy is successful in the professional services, not-for-profit, and supply chain management sectors. We have a great deal of experience and expertise in the health & social care sector, so it made strategic sense to serve this area with its own dedicated division With the acquisition of CareBlox we’re also able to focus on the needs of residential care providers.”
Ian Hargreaves, managing director of CareBlox, said, “As part of Access we’re going to be able to take CareBlox to a wider audience, the portfolio of products we can offer will enable us to do something the competition can’t; a range of best-of-breed integrated solutions to help care providers operate more efficiently.”
The Access Group have been growing organically and also by acquisition since the management buyout in March 2011. They are becoming one of the leading ERP and application specialists in the SME market.