Ocuco, the international optical software company, has acquired the optical business of Acumenex, provider of eCommerce solutions to leading chains, insurers and independent ECPs in the USA and Canada.
The acquisition is part of Ocuco’s global Omni-channel strategy for its independent and chain customers around the world. Ocuco will add Acumenex’s webstore and supply chain integration capabilities to its own independent Eye Care Practitioner (ECP) focussed eCommerce solutions, and integrate them to its current PoS, practice management and e-Scheduler products to allow its customers offer a seamlessly integrated online and off-line experience to their customers.
“We believe that all optical practitioners will have to offer Omni-channel services such as on-line access to appointments and purchasing and replenishment to their
customers, both to protect their business from predation by increasingly sophisticated online retailers, and to grow their business. Integration with the practice management system will be a key part of making this work and keeping track of the client’s overall relationship with the practice” says Leo MacCanna, Ocuco CEO.
No redundancies are forecast and service will continue to be provided to Acumenex’s customers under the Ocuco banner. Two members of the Acumenex’s team will join Ocuco’s team of 190 people, bringing software to over 8,000 clients in 39 countries.