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.”

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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