Assurance Software and ClearView unite to become largest global provider of business continuity solutions
Assurance Software has announced a merger deal with ClearView Continuity in a transaction that expands the company’s business continuity management market leadership position and global reach to over 800 customers, with consulting and support services provided on six continents and primary development, sales and support centres in the US and the UK.
“During the last seven months since Assurance Software was created as an independent company, we’ve rapidly established our new identity, underpinned by a renewed commitment to product and service innovation and a relentless dedication to customer success,” said Craig Potts, CEO of Assurance Software. “As we continue to blaze an exciting new path in business continuity, this merger is the next big step.”
Potts continued: “Our companies are uniquely well suited to each other. Assurance has established a market leadership position, primarily in North America, while ClearView has done the same in EMEA and the Asia Pacific region. Assurance and ClearView have numerous technology and cultural synergies that will allow us to accelerate product innovation and enhance customer value. The union of our companies creates a global powerhouse that I believe will be the go-to partner for companies seeking to mitigate risk and enhance organisational resilience.”
Building on recent product innovations and industry ‘firsts’, including the first mobile app for continuity management and the first virtual reality solution for training and awareness, the combined company will invest to accelerate the delivery of industry-leading innovation.
In addition to product innovation, the two companies will leverage more than 100 years of industry experience across the leadership team to help its customers strengthen their business continuity programmes. Assurance is known for its feature-rich SaaS platform, award-winning HDI-certified customer support and deep commitment to customer success, as exhibited by its robust ‘Voice of the Customer’ programme.
Simplifying business continuity management
For its part, ClearView has furnished its customers with innovative SaaS solutions uniquely designed to simplify complex business continuity management processes while providing extensive reporting and analytics capabilities, all delivered by a team with extensive subject matter expertise in the industry.
“We’re very excited to see how Assurance Software continues to adapt to the changing landscape,” said Jason Fries, business continuity programme director for S&P Global. “As a global company, we’re thrilled that this merger will provide Assurance Software with additional capacity to directly support our operations in EMEA and the Asia Pacific region. I also look forward to seeing how this merger will influence new features in an already strong product.”
Charles Boffin, founder and CEO of ClearView, observed: “Uniting with Assurance will be a significant and exciting opportunity for all stakeholders in our businesses. Both organisations focus clearly on the success of their customers, with a highly complementary team and culture. Looking ahead, this combination gives us the global scale needed to further expand our services and our strong record of product innovation for the benefit of our customers, our employees and, indeed, the industry at large.”