IDS Scheer SME Acquires A.S. Plus

IDS Scheer hopes the acquisition will help its SME customers design business process systems.

Business process modeling software maker IDS Scheer Inc. announced Tuesday that subsidiary IDS Scheer Small and Medium Enterprises has acquired Accounting Solutions Plus Inc.

A Harrisburg, Pa.-based consulting firm, A.S. Plus specializes in the implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

With the acquisition, IDS Scheer gains 70 customers and expertise in the health care and public sector verticals and at the same time expands its Microsoft Business Solutions Practice.

A.S. Plus began implementing ERP software in 1985. Three years later, in 1998, the company became a Great Plains partner. Great Plains Software Inc. is part of the Business Divisions arm of Microsoft Corp., offering accounting and ERP software to the small and midsize business sector.

The acquisition is meant to help IDS Scheers SME customers in designing business process systems and provide expertise in the area of Great Plains implementations.

As part of the acquisition IDS Scheer SME will gain a customer base that includes Electronic Data Systems, the PA Employee Benefit Trust Fund and Holiday Hair.

At the same time, IDS Scheer SME will acquire a number of A.S. Plus employees, including the companys president and CPA, Patricia Smith, and its consulting staff.

IDS Scheer SME, of Berwyn, Pa., offers its own line of software to small and midsize businesses, including ERP, customer relationship management and supply chain management applications.