Transaction Updates

  • 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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  • The German software company DOBRICK + WAGNER joins Total Specific Solutions DOBRICK + WAGNER Softwarehouse GmbH, a German software company, based in Dortmund has joined Total Specific Solutions (“TSS”). With this acquisition, TSS expands its foothold in Germany and strengthens its presence in the social care space across Europe. The acquisition follows TSS’s strategy to enhance its position in this vertical market across Europe.

    DOBRICK + WAGNER offers its clients a full range of solutions for the needs of Social Affairs. The VIA-S suite has, among others, client management, documentation, order processing, accounting and payrolling solutions. They also offer partner solutions for planning and archiving, including a workflow integration supplement. Overall it is a full solution suite for the social care market which is completed by a service offering that includes project management, consultancy, and training to help clients efficiently serve their customers.

    Jasper Bollen, General Manager at TSS: “I am very pleased to have DOBRICK + WAGNER join us in Germany. It is a vertical market software (VMS) company in a new vertical for us in Germany, but one where we already have a lot of experience, especially in the Netherlands. Although each country has its unique type of legislation, it will be interesting to share practices across borders. DOBRICK + WAGNER and TSS share a customer-oriented focus.
    Mr. Federico Dobrick has now fully handed over the company's management to the Managing Director, Mr. Manuel Dobrick, who will continue as MD of the company in its new phase as an independent business unit of TSS.”

    Manuel Dobrick, Managing Director DOBRICK + WAGNER: “I am excited to lead our company into the next phase. Being part of a large organization gives us new insights and perspectives on the focus of our future and it will give us fresh motivation. Our strategy is to find and understand the future requirements of the social care space so we can quickly act on market demand. We look forward to sharing our years of experience with our new colleagues.

    Federico Dobrick, one of the founders of DOBRICK + WAGNER: “Having our highly motivated team built such a rich and mission-critical solution for the social affairs market over the years is something that I am proud of. We know the social care organizations well, as well as the people who work there. We have known them for three decades. The TSS ‘Software for Life’ principle means that business and the VIA-S suite will continue for our customers and colleagues. My nephew Manuel and his team under the wing of TSS will continue serving the market from our office in Dortmund, supported by the great opportunities that the TSS Group brings.”

    DOBRICK + WAGNER
    Since 1987, the name DOBRICK + WAGNER has stood for the development and support of economical IT solutions in the Social Affairs sector. They have built close relationships with their clients and know their structures and processes. The VIA-S suite, combined with the services helps their clients in many facets of their daily operations. DOBRICK + WAGNER is located in Dortmund, Germany.

    If you are an owner of a Vertical Market Software company in Germany and you would like to know more about joining TSS, please contact:

    Alexander Brendecke
    Telephone: +49 (151) 162 288 60
    Email: a.brendecke@tss-vms.de

    -- German version --

    Das deutsche Software-Unternehmen DOBRICK + WAGNER wird Teil von Total Specific Solutions

     Nieuwegein/Dortmund, 9. Juli 2020. DOBRICK + WAGNER Softwarehouse GmbH, ein Dortmunder Softwareunternehmen, hat sich Total Specific Solutions ("TSS") angeschlossen. Mit dieser Akquisition baut TSS seine Präsenz in Deutschland und der Sozialwirtschaft in Europa aus. Die Übernahme ist Teil der Strategie der TSS, die Position in diesem vertikalen Markt in ganz Europa konsequent auszubauen..

    DOBRICK + WAGNER bietet seinen Kunden eine umfassende Portfolio von Lösungen für die Bedürfnisse  der Sozialwirtschaft. Die VIA-S Produktlinie umfasst u.a. Lösungen für die Klientenverwaltung,  Dokumentation, Warenwirtschaft und PPS sowie für die Lohnabrechnung. Ergänzt wird die Suite durch Partnerlösungen für die Planung und Archivierung inkl. einer Workflowintegration. Insgesamt ist es eine vollständige Lösung für den Sozialmarkt, welche durch ein Service Offering bestehend aus Projektmanagement, Beratung und Schulung, ergänzt wird, damit die Kunden ihre Klienten und Träger effizient bedienen können.

    Jasper Bollen, General Manager bei TSS: "Ich freue mich sehr, dass DOBRICK + WAGNER in Deutschland zu uns gestoßen ist. Es handelt sich um ein Branchensoftwareunternehmen in einer für uns neuen Branche in Deutschland, in der wir jedoch insbesondere in den Niederlanden bereits über viel Erfahrung verfügen. Obwohl jedes Land seine eigene Gesetzgebung hat, wird es interessant sein, Erfahrungen und Lösungsansätze über Grenzen hinweg auszutauschen. DOBRICK + WAGNER und TSS teilen den gemeinsamen Fokus der Kundenorientierung.

    Der Gesellschafter Herr Federico Dobrick  wird nun die Geschäftsführung vollständig an den Geschäftsführer, Herrn Manuel Dobrick, übergeben, der das Unternehmen in seiner neuen Phase als unabhängige Geschäftseinheit von TSS weiterhin als Geschäftsführer leiten wird.

    Manuel Dobrick, Geschäftsführer DOBRICK + WAGNER: "Ich freue mich darauf, unser Unternehmen mit neuen Möglichkeiten in die nächste Phase zu führen. Teil einer großen Organisation zu sein, gibt uns völlig neue Erkenntnisse und Perspektiven für  unseren zukünftigen Weg und wird uns neu motivieren. Es ist unsere Strategie, die zukünftigen Anforderungen des Marktes für das Sozialwesen zu erkennen und zu verstehen, so dass wir schnell auf die Marktanforderungen reagieren können. Wir freuen uns darauf, unsere jahrelangen Erfahrungen mit unseren neuen Kollegen zu teilen.

    Federico Dobrick, einer der  Gründer von DOBRICK + WAGNER: "Es erfüllt mich mit Stolz, mit einem hochmotivierten Team über die Jahre hinweg eine so umfangreiche und geschäftskritische Branchenlösung für die Sozialwirtschaft geschaffen zu haben. Wir kennen die sozialen Einrichtungen und die Menschen, die dort arbeiten seit mehr als drei Jahrzehnten. Das TSS 'Software for Life'-Prinzip bedeutet, dass das Unternehmen und speziell VIA-S im Sinne unserer Kunden und Mitarbeiter weitergeführt wird. Mein Neffe Manuel und das Team werden den Markt weiterhin von unserem Büro in Dortmund aus betreuen; unterstützt durch die großartigen Möglichkeiten, die die  TSS-Familie einbringt."

    DOBRICK + WAGNER
    Seit 1987 steht der Name DOBRICK + WAGNER für die Entwicklung und Unterstützung von wirtschaftlichen IT-Lösungen im Sozialbereich. Das Unternehmen hat enge Beziehungen zu seinen Kunden aufgebaut und kennt deren Strukturen und Prozesse. Die VIA-S-Suite, kombiniert mit Dienstleistungen, hilft ihren Kunden in vielen Facetten ihrer täglichen Arbeit. DOBRICK + WAGNER hat seinen Sitz in Dortmund, Deutschland.
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  • Total Specific Solutions expands its position in Sweden with the acquisition of Pulsen Retail AB Pulsen Retail AB is a vertical market software company focusing on the retail sector in Sweden. With this acquisition, TSS further expands its foothold in Sweden, where Infoflex, FDT, and Ping Pong are already part of the group. And it is the ninth company within TSS that has dedicated retail solutions.

    Pulsen Retail AB has Harmoney, a fully integrated end-to-end retail ERP system that enables customers to track inventory, orders, and sales at warehouses, retail stores, and web platforms. Harmoney offers a multichannel solution to its clients who are primarily in fashion retail but not exclusively. Other examples of companies that use the Harmoney retail solution are publishing and media groups, sport and apparel stores, home accessories, and more.

    Jonus Bartholdson, CEO of the Pulsen Group: “Pulsen Retail has been part of the Pulsen Group, a family-owned group that creates long-term value with digital solutions, services, and innovation in cooperation with customers and partners. We have identified a need for Pulsen Retail to enter a larger retail context, and in TSS, we have found a lot of industry-specific expertise that will benefit the company. They also have the ‘Software for Life’ principle, which corresponds well with our own long-term view on good business relationships. We feel safe in the knowledge that TSS will take good care of Pulsen Retail, its employees, clients, and partners and develop the company to its full potential.“

    Rob van der Salm, General Manager at TSS: “We are very proud to welcome Pulsen Retail AB to TSS. Now, we have a second Swedish company next to FDT in the retail industry in Sweden. As TSS, we can share all our best practices on running a successful VMS company. We have many software companies in the retail sector that can exchange knowledge, but only FDT and Pulsen Retail know the Swedish market with its particularities. The Pulsen Retail ERP helps clients with their sustainability and logistical demands, using AI and automation. They also offer additional consultancy services to their clients. This means that they are close to their market, and we look forward to Pulsen sharing their insights with us. So, we welcome the Pulsen Retail division to TSS. And together with Katarina Hökfors of FDT, we can further strengthen our position in the Swedish retail market.

    About Pulsen
    Pulsen was founded in 1964 and is the most experienced tech company in Sweden today. The family-owned group has over 1.400 employees and revenue close to 3,5 billion kronor. The group consists of the four IT companies Pulsen Integration, Pulsen Omsorg, Shibuya and Pulsen Retail, as well as Pedab Group, Pulsen Fastigheter, Pulsen Konferens, Releasy, Indicate me, Idare, Hjältevadshus, 21 Grams and Pulsen Asset Management. The Pulsen Group head office is located in Borås, Sweden.

    If you are an owner of a Vertical Market Software company in the Nordics and you would like to know more about joining TSS, please contact:

    Victor Mellgren
    M&A Manager Sweden
    Telephone: +4670 694 47 66
    Email: v.mellgren@tss-vms.com
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