Accellos, a provider of supply chain execution software solutions, announced the acquisition of the assets of Virtual Dispatch, a Staufville, Ontario-based provider of both on-premise and on-demand transportation management solutions. Through the acquisition, terms of which were not announced, Accellos will integrate certain of Virtual Dispatch’s assets into its emerging Stratus cloud computing portfolio.
“We believe strongly that cloud-based solutions for brokers, shippers and carriers will define the next generation of transportation management systems,” says Ross Elliott, Accellos chief technology officer. “We’ve built our Stratus cloud infrastructure on Microsoft standards like Silverlight and Azure in order to position ourselves and our customers to take advantage of the coming wave. With the Virtual Dispatch acquisition, we can meld that infrastructure with their Software-as-a-Service products to deliver unparalleled value and begin to realize the potential of cloud computing.”