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HelpSystems buys RODIN and RJS


White chess pieces in a row on white backgroundMidrange powerhouse HelpSystems added two more solutions to its already considerable armoury last week when it acquired RJS Software Systems and bought the RODIN data warehousing portfolio.

It bought RODIN from Coglin Mill, originally formed by Allen Perry in 1984 in Adelaide, Australia, to serve the S/38 market.

RODIN features powerful change data capture, ETL and error management capabilities. Its new owners say that its tight integration with IBM i means that it can outperform other ETL tools.

Perry, president of Coglin Mill, said. “We already have several customers that leverage both RODIN and SEQUEL [another HelpSystems product] for their complex data management environments and this acquisition will strengthen both products in the marketplace and benefit all IBM i customers.”

RJS specialises in document management software. The Burnsville, Minnesota-based company’s customers span multiple industries and its solutions integrate with applications like SAP, JDA, JD Edwards and Infor’s various offerings.

HelpSystems has now made 13 acquisitions since 2006. Its brands include Robot, PowerTech, Safestone and CCSS. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, it has 13 offices worldwide and around 9,000 customers.

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