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Aug 23, 2017
Embridge Consulting, one of Unit4’s first UK systems integration channel partners, is making its own strides, acquiring niche e-learning player Glad Solutions. Kent-based Embridge is paying an undisclosed amount to buy its partner Glad, to scale the business to become 50+ strong, and enable it to open a third office in Crawley where the Glad team will be based. Embridge was selected as Unit4’s first SI partner for the UK and Ireland in 2015 (see Unit4 adds Elmbridge to consulting partner network ). Unit4’s Business World ERP (formerly Agresso) remains a key technology for the firm. Glad is a small team (we estimate 10-20 people) who have worked with Embridge for a number of years on their own learning systems. It now also offers a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) and specialises in Cornerstone LMS tools, for clients including BP, Barclays, BT, NSPCC, Instinet, Avnet and Phillips. Embridge meanwhile works with the likes of BT and Serco and a number of non-profits, universities and local authorities like Lincolnshire County Council. Bolting on e-learning/LMS capability to the existing Unit4 ERP offering should provide up-selling and cross-selling opportunities for Embridge. It should also help ensure this key partner relationship continues to develop.