Great Plains announced it intends to significantly expand its mid market e-business community through the acquisition of Solomon Software, its direct competitor. The combined company will have more than 130,000 customers, 2,200 team members and a worldwide network of 2,000 channel partners.
entered into a definitive merger agreement. The transaction is expected to close in June, the first month of Great Plains'' fiscal year, and would be accounted for as a purchase accounting transaction. For nearly 20 years, Great Plains and Solomon have pursued the same vision: to deliver superior customer value through a premier partner channel, said Doug Burgum, chairman and CEO of Great Plains. This synergistic combination of people, products and technologies creates unparalleled business