Ignite Technologies Announces Expansion of Long-Standing Partnership with Delaware Consulting

Stronger business development efforts are at the forefront of the new agreement

AUSTIN, Texas — April 29, 2015 — Ignite Technologies, a leading provider of enterprise software solutions that help companies ignite the full power of their workforce has announced an expansion of their long-standing partnership agreement with Delaware Consulting. Continuing to bring Ignite’s Acorn Profitability and Cost Management Solutions together with Delaware’s world-class global performance management consulting capabilities was an easy decision for both companies.

“When Ignite acquired Acorn in mid-2014, we went through an extensive process of reviewing and vetting partners to ensure we only continued with those who had a shared philosophy for business value and the capabilities to deliver on it. After review and discussion, there was no doubt we wanted Delaware to be a part of our future. In the last 9 months, their ability to make our customers successful, regardless of geography, has only strengthened my regard for their work,” said Davin Cushman, CEO of Ignite Technologies.

Thierry Bruyneel, Partner and Subject Matter Expert at Delaware Consulting, echoed mutual excitement, “Dramatically improving clients’ bottom lines is something for which we and Ignite are both passionate. The combination of our truly global presence and the Acorn software is a real win for any company looking to gain detailed, actionable insight into their profitability and cost drivers.”

Ignite’s Acorn Profitability and Cost Management Solution consists of two key product families, Performance Analyzer (PA5G and EPS) and Shared Services Manager. The solutions combine process modeling, data integration, calculation engine and reporting into a complete solution for guiding a more profitable business. Intuitively designed for both Excel and internet-based access, clients will find no more complete and capable profitability and cost management software in the marketplace today. Ignite customers today have captured hundreds of millions of dollars in measurable value by use of the Acorn solution.

About Delaware Consulting
Established in 1981, Delaware Consulting is a renowned consulting partner offering advanced solutions and services to organizations striving for a sustainable, competitive position. As a prime partner for Microsoft, SAP and OpenText, Delaware Consulting centers its activities around three main pillars: operational excellence, business insights and customer experience. More than 1000 professionals, spread across 17 offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, China, Singapore, the Philippines and the US, account for a turnover of €130 million in 2014. For more information, visit www.delawareconsulting.com

About Ignite Technologies
Founded in 2000, Ignite is a privately-held company and a member of the ESW Capital group of companies. Ignite’s mission, since it was reinvented on the heels of an ownership and senior management change in 2013, is to help customers ignite the power of their workforce to ignite better business performance. Ignite operates with focus on a simple, lead objective — 100% Customer Success — which ensures success is measured through the achievements of customers. Ignite is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information on Ignite’s solutions, visit www.ignitetech.com.

About ESW Capital, LLC
Based in Austin, Texas, the ESW Capital group specifically focuses on buying, transforming, and running mature business software companies. By taking advantage of its unique operating platform, ESW revitalizes its acquisitions for sustainable success while making customer satisfaction a top priority. ESW and its affiliated companies have been in the enterprise software space since 1988, and the group includes notable brands such as Ignite Technologies, Trilogy, Aurea, and Versata. For more information, email info@eswcapital.com.