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Access buys EasyBuild to consolidate construction software

The Access Group, a £300m turnover software provider, has acquired construction specialist EasyBuild for an undisclosed sum.

Building on the acquisition of ConQuest in 2018, Access said the addition of EasyBuild provides it with the most comprehensive set of software solutions in the industry.

EasyBuild was founded in 1999 with the aim of providing enterprise software to meet the specific needs of this complex sector, including main contractors, civils, demolition and concrete frame, interior fit-out, roofing and cladding, joinery, rail, highways and utilities – providing the critical tools needed to manage projects in a timely and efficient manner.

EasyBuild’s CEO, Carol Massay, brings with her over 30 years’ experience working within the construction industry, and becomes head of construction at Access.

Brendan Flattery, managing director of Access ERP (enterprise resource planning), commented: “The Access ERP business already has a strong footprint in the construction sector serving over 1,000 Access customers. Since the acquisition of ConQuest in 2018, we’ve been looking for other complementary solutions to expand our offering, primarily in the UK, but with an eye towards Europe. With their range of ERP solutions, specifically designed for the complex project management needs of this sector, EasyBuild was an obvious choice. We are really excited to be welcoming Carol and the whole EasyBuild team into the Access Group.”

Carol Massay, CEO of EasyBuild, commented: “Joining Access gives EasyBuild a new level of expertise in the provision of integrated software solutions, an acceleration of our product development and gives our customers the opportunity to explore a wider range of business solutions from one provider.

“My journey in construction started over 30 years ago, and for the last 18 years I’ve focused on construction technology. It has been my personal ambition to help transform the sector and deliver the message to embrace technology to promote a more efficient way of working. My journey continues now as part of The Access Group, and I’m really excited to be joining Brendan and the team as part of the Access ERP business.”

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