CACI strengthens European presence with merger
New company will drive forward higher education expertise
29th May 2012, London - Following last year's acquisition of Chronotech BV, CACI has acquired higher education software specialists PSB Informatiesystemen BV (PSB), which provides the market-leading student information system, OSIRIS, to universities and other higher education organisations in the Netherlands.
PSB and Chronotech will be merged together and trade as CACI BV, drawing on the capabilities of both companies to become the premier provider of software and IT services to the Dutch higher education sector. CACI BV will be managed by the current PSB and Chronotech management teams and will, in addition to providing OSIRIS and supporting Studielink, develop integrated case management solutions for higher education establishments.
Greg Bradford, chief executive of CACI Europe, comments:
"Higher education is a key sector for CACI, and this latest strategic acquisition puts us in an excellent position to expand our customer base in the Netherlands.
"CACI thrives on dynamic growth, coupled with new expertise and thinking. By acquiring PSB, we not only strengthen our offering in The Netherlands but add considerable weight to our portfolio of services across Europe."
Gert Simons and Kees van Nimwegen, are the two former principal owners of PSB. Gert Simons said:
"By becoming part of CACI, we will have access to their wider products, services and knowledge, enabling us to continue to provide innovation and flexibility to our clients. By being part of a larger global organisation, PSB has the ideal platform to take OSIRIS to a wider market. We are also excited that CACI will enable us to extend current OSIRIS functionality with integrated case management, a powerful innovation in the higher education market."
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About CACI Europe
Established in 1975, CACI employs more than 750 staff in the UK and Europe and provides business information systems to public and private sector clients, specialising in systems integration, application development and digital services.
In the UK, CACI's solutions and services support every level and type of education provider - from nurseries, children's centres and schools, to universities, local authority education departments and school inspection services. The company also delivers IT services to 60 universities in the UK.
CACI Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of CACI International Inc., an IT services company publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and employing over 14,000 staff across more than 120 offices globally.
About PSB Informatiesystemen
PSB Informatiesystemen BV (PSB) was founded in 1985 and specialises in the analysis, design, building and maintenance of high-quality information systems. Based in Amsterdam, it delivers its student information system, OSIRIS, to universities and other higher education organisations in the Netherlands.
OSIRIS was launched in 2001 and is a total study tracking system used by Dutch institutions for higher education. OSIRIS was originally developed as part of a custom solution for Utrecht University and is now the market-leading student administration system.
PSB also builds custom solutions utilising analysis and design to create bespoke systems for large international organisations. Its capabilities cover the whole development process, including implementation and maintenance, for these business-critical information systems.
About Chronotech BV
Chronotech supplies Studielink development and support services, and implements integrated case management
Established in 1997, Chronotech is a leading supplier of student information systems for the higher education and secondary vocational education institutions in the Netherlands. Chronotech is most widely known for developing Studielink, the application that every student uses to gain admittance to a higher education institution in The Netherlands. Studielink is the central point in the student registration chain in the country.
Chronotech also offers develops and maintains tailor made software for many other organisations in the Netherlands. Chronotech uses innovative but proven technology. By offering application services Chronotech is able to guarantee the continuity and extend the life cycle of the customer's information systems.