TSS expands its presence in Germany and enters the educational vertical with ergovia

Apr 05, 2018 Netherlands
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Total Specific Solutions (‘TSS’) further expands its foothold in the German software market with the acquisition of ergovia GmbH. ergovia is a vertical market software (VMS) company active in document management for the educational and childcare sector, specifically focused on supporting key processes involving personal education.

ergovia is one of the market leaders in the German educational software vertical for document management involving government-funded education programs. Their solution ‘stepnova’ is a web-based software system documenting individual educational plans, meetings, and interviews, attendance records and offers secure communication between the education provider and the governmental institution (Employment Agency). ergovia’s second solution is ‘stepfolio’ which is a document management suite for securely documenting children’s development within childcare facilities.

Jasper Bollen, General Manager at TSS: “We are continuously looking at opportunities to expand further into Europe and Germany is one of our focus countries. With the acquisition of ergovia, we are convinced we have acquired an excellent company that is market-leader in its vertical and which we can make even more successful by sharing our international experience and knowledge of VMS management with them. With Mr. Jens Buchloh and his management team joining TSS, they will bring a unique skillset and knowledge of the educational market as well as in-depth knowledge of the European Data Protection Regulation and agile management. I’m looking forward to having ergovia also sharing their best practices with all of TSS.“

Jens Buchloh, Managing Director of ergovia: “We have established ourselves in the German market as one of the leading software vendors in the educational vertical. We are ambitious and would like to expand our foothold in that market. In TSS we have found the right partner to help us take that next step. Being part of a global VMS leader, CSI, will give us access to new practices and insights and we look forward to sharing our knowledge of educational software with TSS. The team and I will stay on and continue to work from our offices in Kiel, Nürnberg, and Brühl.”

For 15 years, ergovia GmbH has been committed to the individual and realistic educational development. The ergovia software suites, pedagogical advice, and training cover the areas of early childhood education (daycare), as well as university and vocational education. The software products are developed by educators for educators and ensure that individual education processes can be done in a time-saving manner and are clearly displayed. The philosophy of ergovia is to provide the customer with a maximum user-friendly and adaptable product which is optimally integrated into the existing work processes. www.ergovia.de Share: