Exact (company)

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Exact is a Dutch software company. The main services include accounting, ERP, and other software for small and medium enterprises. Currently[when?], it is serving more than 500,000 companies.[source?]

The main office is in Delft and others are in Europe, North America and Asia.

History[change | change source]

Exact was founded in 1984 by 6 freelancers Eduard Hagens, Rinus Dekker, Arco van Nieuwland, Paul van Keep, Paul Frijling and Leo Schonk.[1][2][1]

In 1995, the company opened offices in the United Kingdom and Russia.[3]

During next few years, Exact expanded in the international level by acquiring several companies:

  • Belgian firms Cobul and Cubic (1989),[2] Officient (2020),[4] Unit4 Bedrijfssoftware (2020)[5]
  • German firms Pcas, Bavaria Soft, Szymaniak (1997), Soft Research (1999)[2]
  • US firms JobBOSS and MAX (2000s),[6] Longview Solutions (2007)[7]
  • French firm Dièse Finance (2017)[8]
  • Dutch firms Reeleezee (2017),[9] Parentix, ProQuro and SRXP (2018)

In 2015, a group of investors led by Apax bought the company.[10]

In 2019, it was acquired by investor KKR.

Product[change | change source]

Exact has a variety of products which provide the leadership of the company on the market:

MS-DOS-based accounting package[2]

Globe 2000 (modular architecture "One-X")[2]

Exact Online (cloud software)[11]

Exact Synergy, for CRM, HRM, DMS and workflow

Exact Financials, financial software for non-profits and enterprises with a large transaction volume.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Exact zet merknaam Grote Beer aan de kant". www.computable.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Exact groeit in twintig jaar tijd uit tot internationale speler". www.computable.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  3. "George Marlet (31 May 1995). "Software-bedrijf Exact wil groeien door expansie in buitenland" [Software company Exact wants to grow by expanding abroad]".
  4. "Softwarebouwer Exact zet nieuwe stap in België met tweede overname in een week". FD.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  5. "Marktleider Exact neemt Nederlandse tak van Unit4 over". FD.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  6. "Exact Software will acquire US based Macola Technologies Inc". www.systemtechnologygroup.com. Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  7. "Dutch firm to acquire Longview". thestar.com. 2007-09-18. Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  8. "Exact neemt Franse softwareleverancier Dièse Finance over" [Exact acquires French software supplier Dièse Finance]. accountantweek.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  9. "Softwarehuis Reeleezee ingelijfd door Exact". FD.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  10. "Apax bought Exact". Archived from the original on 2016-05-24. Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  11. "Exact Online".[permanent dead link]

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