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  • Total Specific Solutions expands its position in Germany with the acquisition of IQDoQ GmbH Total Specific Solutions (“TSS”) has acquired the German IQDoQ, a software company offering DMS and HR solutions for the healthcare and logistics industries, from Materna Information & Communications SE. TSS expands its foothold in Germany with this fifth acquisition while strengthening its existing position in its core verticals. With this divestment, Materna Information & Communications SE follows through with its strategic reassessment of its portfolio.

    IQDoQ has three business solutions for their vertical markets. IQAkte Personal is an HR solution with digitized personnel files providing an efficient and secure HR administration. Using the solution makes it easy for companies to comply with data protection guidelines such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation. IQAkte Vertrag is a digital solution for companies to perform efficient contract management. HyperDoc is an enterprise information management solution that supports all document- and data-based processes. And it is designed as a modular system with freely combinable components.

    Jasper Bollen, General Manager at TSS: “I am very excited to have IQDoQ join TSS. It has been one of the core companies of Materna with 30 years of experience. Their principles are very much aligned with ours, focusing on quality and customer-driven dialogue. With IQDoQ joining us, TSS now covers a broad range of verticals in Germany, which gives us a solid basis for future companies that will join us.
    Mr. Frank Rüttger, who has been with the company for a long time and has played a significant role in developing the company to its current position, will continue as Managing Director and lead IQDoQ as an independent business unit of TSS. I look forward to working with Frank and his team.”

    Mr. Michael Knopp, CFO of Materna: “We are in the process of reassessing our portfolio as a group. Unfortunately, IQDoQ does not fit our core strategy anymore. We were very happy to find in TSS the best possible owner for IQDoQ. IQDoQ has been part of Materna since the beginning, and we fully believe in its potential. So TSS’s ‘Software for Life’ principle resonated with us. A dedicated VMS group that believes in perpetual ownership meant that we found a solid base for the company, its employees, and customers. We look forward to following IQDoQ’s future as part of TSS.”

    Mr. Frank Rüttger, Managing Director of IQDoQ: “My team and I can now continue delivering value to our clients as part of TSS. We will gain new insights as sharing best practices is a best practice in itself at TSS. And we can share our knowledge and insights with our new colleagues. Plus, it is exciting to be part of the foundation that will grow TSS in Germany. We look forward to this new leg of our journey as an independent business unit of TSS.”

    IQDoQ
    As specialists in digital change, IQDoQ boasts a wealth of experience. In the course of its history, spanning more than 30 years, IQDoQ has developed best practice solutions that offer efficient enterprise information management options even for your specific requirements. The philosophy is based on five principles: customer-driven dialogue, holistic solutions, immediate benefits, flexible and future-driven products, and reliable services. The company has its headquarters in Bad Vilbel and an office in Hamburg.

    Materna Information & Communications SE
    As a group, Materna currently employs more than 2,300 people around the world and generated sales of 323,8 million euros in 2019. Materna covers the entire service spectrum of a full-service provider in the premium segment: from consultation and implementation to operations. Materna advises and assists companies and the public sector in all aspects of digitization and provides tailor-made technologies for agile, flexible, and secure IT. Its customers include IT organizations and user departments in companies and the public sector. The group also has various subsidiaries.

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    Total Specific Solutions baut mit der Akquisition von IQDoQ GmbH seine Position in Deutschland weiter aus

    Total Specific Solutions (“TSS”) hat das deutsche Unternehmen IQDoQ GmbH, einen Softwareanbieter für DMS und HR Lösungen im Bereich Gesundheitswesen und Logistik von der Materna Information & Communications SE erworben. TSS baut damit den Standort Deutschland mit seiner fünften Akquisition in Deutschland, in einem der Kernbereiche, weiter aus. Mit der Veräußerung setzt die Materna Information & Communications SE die Konsolidierung ihres gruppenweiten Portfolios um.

    IQDoQ bietet drei Geschäftslösungen für seine vertikalen Märkte. IQAkte Personal ist eine HR-Lösung mit digitalisierten Personalakten, die eine effiziente und sichere HR-Verwaltung ermöglicht. Die Verwendung der Lösung erleichtert es Unternehmen, Datenschutzrichtlinien wie die EU-Datenschutzgrundverordnung einzuhalten. IQAkte Vertrag ist eine digitale Lösung für Unternehmen, um ein effizientes Vertragsmanagement durchzuführen. HyperDoc ist eine Enterprise Information Management-Lösung, die alle dokumenten- und datenbasierten Prozesse unterstützt. Als modulares System lässt es sich frei mit weiteren Komponenten kombinieren.

    Jasper Bollen, General Manager bei TSS: „Ich freue mich sehr, dass IQDoQ zu TSS kommt. Die Themen von IQDoQ gehörten über 30 Jahren zum Konzern der Materna-Gruppe. Die Prinzipien von IQDoQ stimmen sehr gut mit unseren überein und konzentrieren sich auf Qualität und kundenorientierten Dialog. Mit dem Beitritt von IQDoQ decken wir ein breites Spektrum von Branchen in Deutschland ab, was uns eine solide Basis für zukünftige Unternehmen bietet, die zu uns stoßen werden. Frank Rüttger, der dem Unternehmen seit langer Zeit angehört und eine bedeutende Rolle bei der Entwicklung des Unternehmens gespielt hat, bleibt weiterhin der Geschäftsführer von IQDoQ und wird IQDoQ als unabhängige Geschäftseinheit von TSS leiten. Ich freue mich darauf, mit Frank Rüttger und seinem Team zu arbeiten.”

    Michael Knopp, CFO der Materna-Gruppe: „Das Portfolio von IQDoQ gehört seit einiger Zeit nicht mehr zur Kernstrategie der Unternehmensgruppe, wenngleich IQDoQ in diesem Jahr sein 20-jähriges Jubiläum feiert. Wir freuen uns, dass wir in TSS einen neuen Eigentümer gefunden haben, der das volle Potenzial von IQDoQ ausschöpfen wird. Das TSS-Prinzip „Software for Life“ fand bei uns großen Anklang. TSS ist auf Branchensoftwareunternehmen fokussiert und bietet eine solide Basis für das Unternehmen, seine Mitarbeiterinnen, Mitarbeiter und Kunden. TSS als Gruppe von Branchensoftwareunternehmen, in der eine langfristige Eigentümerschaft verankert ist, bedeutet für uns, dass wir eine gute Basis für die Weiterentwicklung von IQDoQ gefunden haben. Wir freuen uns darauf, die Zukunft von IQDoQ als Teil von TSS zu verfolgen.“

    Frank Rüttger, Geschäftsführer von IQDoQ: „Bei der IQDoQ werden weiterhin unsere Kunden der Fokus unserer täglichen Arbeit sein. Wir werden alles daran setzen unseren Kunden/innen weiterhin einen Mehrwert zu bieten. Als Teil von TSS werden wir neue Erkenntnisse durch deren vielfältigen Best Practices erlangen und unsere Expertise und Erfahrungen mit den neuen Kolleginnen und Kollegen bei TSS zu teilen. Der gemeinsame Erfahrungsaustausch mittels Best Practices ist die wichtigste Best Practice bei TSS. Ganz besonderes freue ich mich als mit der mittlerweile fünften Akquisition in Deutschland TSS’s Wachstum in Deutschland weiter voranzubringen. Wir freuen uns auf diese neue Etappe unserer Reise als unabhängige Geschäftseinheit von TSS!“

    IQDoQ
    Als Spezialist für digitalen Wandel verfügt IQDoQ über einen großen Erfahrungsschatz. Im Laufe seiner mehr als 30-jährigen Geschichte hat IQDoQ Best Practice-Lösungen entwickelt, die auch für ihre spezifischen Anforderungen effiziente Optionen für das Management von Unternehmensinformationen bieten. Die Philosophie basiert auf fünf Prinzipien: kundenorientierter Dialog, ganzheitliche Lösungen, unmittelbare Vorteile, flexible und zukunftsorientierte Produkte und zuverlässige Dienstleistungen. Das Unternehmen hat seinen Hauptsitz in Bad Vilbel und ein Büro in Hamburg. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier: https://www.iqdoq.com/.

    Materna Information & Communications SE
    Die Materna-Gruppe beschäftigt aktuell weltweit mehr als 2.300 Mitarbeiter und erzielte 2019 einen Umsatz von 323,8 Millionen Euro. Materna deckt das gesamte Leistungsspektrum eines Full-Service-Dienstleisters im Premium-Segment ab: von der Beratung über Implementierung bis zum Betrieb. Materna berät und begleitet Unternehmen und Behörden in allen Belangen der Digitalisierung und liefert maßgeschneiderte Technologien für eine agile, flexible und sichere IT. Kunden sind IT-Organisationen sowie Fachabteilungen in Unternehmen und der öffentlichen Verwaltung. Zum Konzern gehören zudem verschiedene Tochterunternehmen. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier: www.materna.de.
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  • Total Specific Solutions enters the maritime vertical with the acquisition of Quality Positioning Services B.V. Total Specific Solutions (‘TSS’) B.V. has acquired Quality Positioning Services B.V. (‘QPS’), the global niche leader in maritime geomatics software and services from Saab AB, the Swedish defense-, aerospace- and maritime conglomerate. Considered non-core within Saab’s portfolio of activities, the divestment will allow both Saab AB and QPS to prioritize strategically.

    QPS provides a full range of software solutions for various market segments within the global maritime industry, such as, dredging, offshore renewables, oil and gas, pipe/cable laying, ports, harbors & terminals, and piloting. The software suite includes Qinsy, a leading solution for survey planning, acquisition, and real-time hydrographic data processing. Fledermaus is a 4D geospatial analysis solution, Qastor is a product for precise piloting, Qimera for simple and intuitive hydrographic data processing, and Qarto for rapid, automated ENC production from high resolution source bathymetry. QPS services customers around the world through a dedicated network of resellers and has a local presence in the Netherlands, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States.

    Joost van Haarlem, Portfolio Manager at TSS: “We are proud that QPS, our first maritime solution provider, has joined TSS. They have been a global niche leader for decades in their vertical, and they have an impressive range of well-known customers to which they provide mission-critical products. As an owner, we expect to share best practices with QPS in order to drive sustainable growth further, building upon knowledge gained of owning global technical software businesses within TSS and Constellation Software Inc, (‘CSI’). I am looking forward to working with Almar Hollaar and Jonathan Beaudoin, the Managing Directors, and their team and focusing on the future of QPS as part of TSS.”

    Jonathan Beaudoin, Managing Director at QPS West: “Over the past years we have invested much in our product suite. For example, Qimera, our processing software solution, now offers a full workflow from acquisition (Qinsy) to data visualization and analysis (Fledermaus). And we have upgraded our harbor piloting solutions Qastor and Qarto to fit the current and future standards. Our customers have been with us for decades, which confirms the quality of our software.”

    Almar Hollaar, Managing Director at QPS East: “TSS will provide us new best practices on running Vertical Market Software companies. And by joining TSS, who has the ‘Software for Life’ strategy, we can continue to be a leader in our industry in the future. Saab AB, our former owner, can pursue the strategy for its clearly defined target industry, having ensured us a new basis to continue our future for our company, customers, and employees.”

    Quality Positioning Services (QPS)

    For more than 25 years, Quality Positioning Services (QPS) have been experts in maritime geomatics software and services. We are unique in that our solutions encompass the entire workflow, from the surveyor all the way to the pilot. Our solutions are used across a variety of industries, including hydrographic surveying, dredging, offshore construction, oil and gas, offshore wind farm support, chart production, and piloting. It became part Saab AB through the acquisition of HITT N.V. in 2012.

    QPS is headquartered in Zeist, The Netherlands, and has subsidiary offices located in Portsmouth, USA; Fredericton, Canada; and Banbury, UK.

    Saab AB

    Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defense and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.
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  • Dutch fashion software supplier Reflecta joins Total Specific Solutions The Dutch software company Reflecta Automation, a well-known fashion software supplier supporting over 250 brands, has joined Total Specific Solutions (“TSS”). It is a strong addition to the fashion retail cluster of TSS, which includes companies as ACA, Divide, and prohandel.

    Relfecta has a full-suite ERP fashion software solution, XL-ENZ, covering all the logistics and financial administrative needs of fashion wholesalers. Additionally, the XL-ENZ solution can integrate with webshops, sales apps or CRM, and other additional functionality.

    Jasper Bollen, General Manager at TSS: “I am very pleased that Reflecta, with its thirty years of experience, is joining our existing fashion cluster, especially extending our offering for wholesalers in this space. With this latest acquisition, the TSS Fashion cluster has become a market leader in the Dutch fashion software space. In line with the TSS/CSI strategy, each company continues to operate independently. By sharing knowledge and learnings within the cluster, we see significant cross-fertilization and other benefits of the scale we have now reached. Marlies Davidse will be the business unit manager of Reflecta reporting into Player Coach Peter van der Zwan. Reflecta’s founder and owner, Frank Arnold, will remain involved as an employee of the company.”

    Marlies Davidse, Business Unit Manager of Reflecta: “This is an exciting new step for Reflecta and me. Frank has founded and grown the company for thirty years, developed a valued product in the market, and nurtured a great team. We have learned so much from Frank on running a fashion software company. I have been handed the baton, and I look forward to the next leg of the journey of Reflecta. Jasper, Peter, and our new colleagues in the fashion and retail cluster will help us gain new insights and give us the leverage needed to continue our growth for the next thirty years.

    Frank Arnold, founder of Reflecta: “Parting with the company that you founded and matured, is like a child leaving home. Bittersweet. Reflecta is ready for the next growth phase, and TSS gives us the commercial clout needed to take that step. And, the ‘software for life’ principle was a decisive factor, as was the fact that Reflecta will be run as an independent business unit within TSS. I will remain involved as an employee to continue to support Marlies and her team in the coming period.

    Reflecta
    Reflecta was founded in 1990, developing modern solutions for the fashion industry. Reflecta’s customers come from different fashion industry sectors: wholesale, retail, brands and CMT, production companies, and private labels. From clothes to shoes, to accessories, to sports articles. Reflecta believes in teamwork, internally as well as with their clients. Reflecta is located in Capelle a/d Ijssel.
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