accesso acquires Siriusware

**accesso** acquires Siriusware

LON­DON (5‑De­cem­ber-2013)acces­so Tech­nol­o­gy Group plc (AIM:ACSO), the pre­mier tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions provider to the attrac­tions and leisure indus­try, today announced that it has acquired Sir­iusware, a lead­ing North Amer­i­can provider of tick­et­ing and point-of-sale (POS) soft­ware and hard­ware solu­tions to the leisure indus­try, with par­tic­u­lar strength in the ski and snow sports sector.

The acqui­si­tion not only expands accesso’s pen­e­tra­tion with­in the theme park and attrac­tions indus­try, but expands its pres­ence with­in the cul­tur­al attrac­tions seg­ment and deliv­ers direct access into the ski market. 

This acqui­si­tion aligns two like-mind­ed teams and two high­ly com­ple­men­tary prod­uct offer­ings that, togeth­er, can unlock greater val­ue in tra­di­tion­al mar­kets and in new ones,” said Tom Bur­net, acces­so CEO. Sir­iuswares solu­tions expand our capa­bil­i­ties and allow us to offer sup­port and inno­va­tion across mul­ti­ple touch points in a guest’s leisure jour­ney – from tick­et­ing and queu­ing to pay­ments and point of sale.” 

Sir­iusware has been pro­vid­ing the pre­vail­ing point-of-sale solu­tion in the ski and snow sports indus­try since 1989, ser­vic­ing more than 130 ski resorts of all sizes from North Amer­i­ca to New Zealand. The firm’s scope has expand­ed in recent years to include more than 120 clients across the attrac­tions indus­try. Sir­iuswares range of ser­vices helps oper­a­tors man­age tick­et­ing and admis­sions; mem­ber­ship and sea­son pass pro­cess­ing; as well as onsite retail and food and bev­er­age point of sale through a sin­gle, inte­grat­ed platform. 

Sir­iusware is a com­pa­ny we admire for the qual­i­ty of their solu­tions and, impor­tant­ly, their deep com­mit­ment to cus­tomer ser­vice which is core to accesso’s oper­at­ing phi­los­o­phy. We are thrilled to have the Sir­iusware prod­uct and team join our orga­ni­za­tion,” said Steve Brown, acces­so COO for North Amer­i­ca and Europe. Oper­a­tors are in search of com­pre­hen­sive solu­tions that can han­dle all facets of their busi­ness and with Sir­iusware onboard, acces­so can more read­i­ly deliv­er a broad­er offer­ing across tick­et­ing, queu­ing, pay­ment pro­cess­ing and point of sale.” 

Under terms of the deal, Sir­iusware will retain its Taos, NM head­quar­ters and Mark Dane­mann, Sir­iusware founder, will serve as pres­i­dent of the Sir­iusware divi­sion of the com­pa­ny. All 60 Sir­iusware employ­ees will con­tin­ue to work for the company. 

We are thrilled to join forces with acces­so, a firm we have great­ly respect­ed for many years, and firm­ly believe we can deliv­er even more val­ue to our cur­rent and future cus­tomers by work­ing togeth­er to fur­ther expand our inno­v­a­tive solu­tions,” Dane­mann said. The move also allows us to fur­ther enhance our robust tech­nol­o­gy port­fo­lio to bet­ter meet the needs of the indus­try, pro­vide more options to our clients and open up new oppor­tu­ni­ties to expand and rapid­ly innovate.” 

The acqui­si­tion takes place in the midst of a con­tin­ued growth peri­od for acces­so. In Decem­ber 2012 the vir­tu­al queu­ing com­pa­ny known then as Lo‑Q, acquired acces­so, the attrac­tion industry’s lead­ing tick­et­ing and e‑commerce inno­va­tor. This past Novem­ber the com­pa­ny rebrand­ed as acces­so.

To learn more about Sir­iusware, please vis­it www​.sir​iusware​.com.