Ocuco, the international optical software company, has acquired the Optical Software business of Retail Planit A/S for an undisclosed sum.
Ocuco, which provides software to the optical retail industry and optical labs, already has operations in France, Italy, Spain, UK, USA, Australia, Canada and China.
Retail Planit A/S is a Danish company with wholly owned subsidiaries operating in Norway as Retail Planit Norge (formerly Optimal Optik) and in Sweden as Retail Planit Sweden AB (formerly Optitec AB). Retail Planit is the market-leading supplier of optical practice management software (PMS) solutions in Scandinavia, with their software package Optitec RS. It is the only supplier of a pan-Scandinavian PMS solution which is customized to the clinical and retail requirements of eye care practitioners in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
As a result of the acquisition, 12 highly experienced staff based in Norway, Sweden and Denmark will transfer to Ocuco to maintain local design, support and delivery capability. The company name and brands of Retail Planit are now part of Ocuco. Ocuco will continue to offer Optitec RS to independent practices in the region. Optitec RS will be enhanced by integrating it with a broad range of Ocuco add-on modules such as Web Diary and e-Commerce / Omni-channel.
Ocuco Enterprise solution, Acuitas, implemented in global leading chains such as Vision Express in the UK, Salmoiraghi e Viganò in Italy and FYiDoctors in Canada, will now be supported locally in the Nordic region.
“The Nordic countries are known for their premium optical retailing and high end clinical ophthalmic services. This makes the region a perfect market for our solutions. By adding the Optitec RS solution and the excellent capabilities of the local team we are now uniquely positioned to service the whole region,” says Leo MacCanna, Ocuco CEO.
“This acquisition brings to Retail Planit the resources to grow its current strong base of independent eye care practices with Optitec RS, while at the same time offering new enterprise solutions that meet the needs of the larger chain,s” says Eric Huet, the Managing Director of Ocuco France who is managing the integration of the new acquisition into the Ocuco Group.
Ocuco will be welcoming international visitors, including from the Nordic countries, on their stand at Silmo, Hall 6, stand H-120.