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Ottawa, ON – Harris, a global vertical market software provider and acquirer, broadened its utilities portfolio by acquiring the business of SilverBlaze Solutions Inc.(SilverBlaze), a provider of award-winning customer service and engagement software solutions.
Harris began its operations in the municipal utility sector 45 years ago and continues to build upon its leadership position with the acquisition of SilverBlaze. Jim Simak, Senior Executive Vice President says, “We are pleased to be able to acquire SilverBlaze, which will complement our existing offerings and drive even greater value to our many clients. Our clients will be able to deliver the future of self-service, touchless and omnichannel experiences to millions of customers and citizens they serve, which has never been more critical and necessary.”
Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, SilverBlaze specializes in providing self-service portal and intelligent form software to electric, water, gas, telecom, and multi-service utility companies throughout Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. SilverBlaze’s founding partner and co-owner, Dan Mair comments, “This is a win-win-win for all stakeholders. Not only does Harris provide the company a permanent home for SilverBlaze, but it also offers a rewarding and growing environment for our employees. Our customers also benefit as their investment in SilverBlaze is secured and protected for decades to come.”
Harris’ long-term commitment to our employees and their career development was a vital factor for SilverBlaze when considering their next steps. Harris welcomes co-owners Neil Atkinson, David Harty, Dan Mair, and the SilverBlaze employees to the organization.
SilverBlaze is an award-winning software innovation, development, and consulting firm. Founded in 1999, SilverBlaze offers comprehensive software solutions for utilities - the SilverBlaze Customer Portal, and SilverBlaze Smart Forms and Workflows.
About N. Harris Computer Corporation (Harris)
Harris acquires vertical market software businesses, manages them well, and builds them for the future. Through acquisitions, Harris has grown extensively from its roots in the utilities, local government, education, and healthcare verticals to operate over 130 businesses globally across more than 20 industries. We are a part of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU), one of North America’s most active acquirers of software businesses.
For further information contact:
Jim Simak, Senior Executive Vice President
Phone: +1 314-802-5158 x76100