Kopis buys Acumen IT’s ERP business

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Andrew Kurtz, founder and chief executive of Kopis © J. Jones Photography - www.joshjonesphoto.com

On and off for four years, Andrew Kurtz, chief executive of Kopis, a Greenville information technology company, delivered the same message.

He told David Pence, chief executive of Acumen IT, another Greenville tech company, that Acumen’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) division fit better with Kopis.

Earlier this year, Pence agreed, and sold the line of business to Kurtz for an undisclosed sum.

Now Kurtz says Kopis can help its middle-market customers with their entire software suite, and not just with custom applications on the periphery.

In addition, he said, Kopis can offer Microsoft’s cloud services since it is now designated a Microsoft Dynamics partner.

Kurtz said Kopis could have tried to build its own ERP division but it was faster to buy Acumen IT’s.

Kopis and another company that Kurtz founded, Vigilix, together employ about 30 people at the Next Innovation Center in downtown Greenville and at a Charleston office.

Going forward, Acumen IT will focus on managed technical services, IT security, and business intelligence, the company said in a statement.

Acumen also said it is the only firm in the Carolinas and Tennessee that has achieved Platinum Partner status with the Fortinet suite of security software.

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