The new company will operate under the HighJump name while its midmarket supply chain technologies would continue to be marketed under the Accellos brand name. Accellos founder and CEO Michael Cornell will serve as CEO of the new firm.
The merged company will offer a variety of technologies for networked trading partner connectivity, warehouse management, transportation management and route delivery.
In a press release announcing the merger, Cornell said, “This combination brings extremely complementary technology to both Accellos and HighJump customers.” He noted that customers were “rethinking their supply chain and its underlying technology,” as a result of what’s termed omni-channel commerce – where retailers, for instance, create a network with their stores, e-commerce sites and distribution centers to fulfill customer orders.
According to a company statement, the combined company remains committed to Accellos and HighJump products lines going forward. Accellos’ products include systems for warehouse management, third party logistics, transportation management, trading partner integration, retail store operations, parcel shipping and others.
HighJump Software’s products include software for distribution and logistics, direct store delivery and mobility, trading partner connectivity, warehouse and transportation management and an EDI platform.