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PRODUCTS & SERVICES Jonas buys Pacsoft Jonas Software, a company that operates more than 80 independently managed software brands around the world, has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of marina management software specialist Pacsoft International. Headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, Pacsoft is best known for its PacsoftNG software used by marina, boatyard and shipyard managers to operate and manage their facilities. Jonas Software Australia and New Zealand portfolio manager, Mike Henton, said he was delighted to announce the acquisition at a time when boating was growing in popularity. “We’re thrilled to bring Pacsoft into the fold and are committed to its continued success. With the 2021 America’s Cup on the horizon and enthusiasm for boating on the rise, Pacsoft is well placed to capitalise on these opportunities.” Pacsoft has grown steadily since it launched PacsoftNG in 1999. The software is now used in 20 countries by businesses ranging from small marinas and boatyards to major harbours with thousands of berths. PacsoftNG makes it simple for managers to efficiently run all aspects of their business, including operations, administration, accounting, management and business analysis. It offers comprehensive tools to manage services such as berth rentals and makes administering and charging for ancillary services and utilities simple. It also offers add-on modules that make it easy to manage a schedule of boat lifters and hard stands and effectively create and monitor job quotes, invoices, job costings and work in progress. Pacsoft chief executive, Chris Thomas, said the acquisition would provide his team with increased business skills, greater financial resources and access to new technology. Thomas has managed the company since 1997, and he and existing Pacsoft staff will remain in place as part of the deal. “Jonas Software knows what it takes to grow a business globally,” Thomas said. “This acquisition gives us the strength, expertise and security to deliver the world’s leading marina and boatyard management software globally long into the future.” E: Above: PacsoftNG makes marina management simple. Right: Whitianga Marina in New Zealand is one of over 100 users of PacsoftNG worldwide. 66 - November/December 2019 Barcelona, SPAIN +34 933 601 101 Cascais, PORTUGAL +351 214 692 024 Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL +55 21 3942 8828 Marinas and Harbours Cargo Handling Marine Digital Content

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