Another acquisition in the CTRM space has taken place down under over the holidays as Sonata Software announced that it had acquired Scalable Data Systems.
Scalable Data Systems is an Australian-based vendor that has has been delivering ERP Systems to customers across often overlapping industry segments including areas like manufacturing, wholesale and distribution, commodity trading and logistics and more. It has also developed a set of solutions complementing its ERP offering including Commodity Trading where it has enjoyed some international success. The Scalable Commodity CTRM solution offers “a complete, end-to-end cloud-based commodity trading solution” and is targeted at Softs, Stockfeed, Grains and Oilseeds, Bioenergy, Metals and Scrap, and Food and Beverage. The strength of Dynamics AX, its expertise in Dynamics AX, coupled with its ISV solutions like Commodity Trading, provides their customers across the globe with ‘gains in automated efficiencies, profitability, and scalability, increasing the ROI on their investment and delivering best business practice’, according to its website. On December 4th last year, the vendor announced a series of new wins and implementations including;
- A Bio-Fuel customer in Denmark implemented and now live with Scalable Commodity D365 Cloud series,
- A substantial business in Denmark, in the Agri space, has recently completed a 4-month Proof of Concept of the Scalable Commodity (CTRM) solution together with the Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations ERP series. The organization is beginning their rollout of D365 Finance and Operations to 8 European countries, starting in January 2018 with the first country is Denmark. Once the rollout is complete across Europe – Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany and Finland, almost 2,000 D365 users with an estimated 750 Scalable Commodity (CTRM) users will be live,
- A major industrial metals business in North America has chosen the CTRM solution from Scalable. This company is the largest provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills in North America as measured by revenue, with a substantial and growing international presence. The company provides mill services at 80 customer sites across 11 countries and a global raw material procurement network spanning five continents. The first site to go live is in Canada. In the second quarter of 2018, they plan to roll out to the USA operation, followed by their business units across all 11 countries,
- A large Cooperative in Italy has now completed their first implementation of Dynamics AX 2012 together with Scalable Commodity; they are now planning their second site. On completion of the roll-out, the group will have an estimated 2,000 plus AX/D365 users, 500+ CTRM users.
Sonata Software is a global technology Company, that “enables successful platform based digital transformation initiatives for enterprises, to create businesses that are connected, open, intelligent and scalable. Sonata’s Platformation™ methodology brings together industry expertise, platform technology excellence, design thinking-led innovation and strategic engagement models to deliver sustained long-term value to customers. A trusted partner of world leaders in the Retail, Distribution, Travel and Software industries, Sonata’s solution portfolio includes its own digital platform such as Brick & Click Retail Platform©, Modern Distribution Platform©, Rezopia Digital Travel Platform©, RAPID DevOps Platform© and Halosys Mobility Platform©, best-in-class capabilities on ISV digital technology platforms such as Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Azure, SAP Hybris, Cloud Engineering and Managed Services, as well as new digital applications like IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation, Chatbots, Block Chain and Cyber Security. Sonata’s people and systems are nurtured to bring together the depth of thought leadership, customer commitment, and execution excellence to make a difference to business with technology.”
Commenting on the acquisition, Srikar Reddy, Managing Director & CEO, Sonata Software said, “Scalable Data Systems brings great value in terms of Microsoft Dynamics 365 capabilities and resources to Sonata. This will provide Sonata with additional IP, and geographical reach, along with a strong fillip to its strategy to be a global leader in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner ecosystem with core IPs across a wide range of industries and a global footprint, specifically also making us a strong Dynamics partner in the Australian market.”
Brett Crew, CEO of Scalable Data Systems commented, “Sonata is an acknowledged leader in the Microsoft Dynamics space and has a great track record of acquiring and nurturing firms for fueling further growth. With this transaction, Scalable will get an additional capability in the Microsoft tech stack and be able to now address larger and broader opportunities in the market.”