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Orlando, Florida - January 19, 2015 - ProfitSword, LLC and Acumen Information Systems, LLC have announced a joint venture to provide a total technology solution to the hospitality industry. ProfitSword is a leader in providing web-based business intelligence applications to the hospitality industry. Acumen Information Systems is a Gold Level reseller of the Sage 300 ERP software. The two Orlando-based companies have been building their partnership over the past year and have revealed their plans to offer a family of applications designed to improve efficiencies throughout all levels of an organization, as well as improve reporting capabilities and-most importantly-profitability.

"ProfitSword has never had any intention of taking the leap to develop a full GL/ERP system.  And the Sage 300 GL/ERP solution is a great package that seemed like the perfect fit with the ProfitSage platform," says Tili Findley, Partner and Co-Owner of ProfitSword. "We built some limited integration with Sage 300 (formerly AccPac) in the past. However, we have been searching for the right partner to help us achieve a much higher level of integration. When we were introduced to the Acumen team, the opportunities to create an enhanced solution were immediately apparent and Acumen's knowledge and expertise of Sage 300 have been key."  

The family of applications that will be offered by the new partnership include ProfitSword's B.I. applications, including ProfitSage, ProfitPlan, ProfitPace, ProfitWizard and now Sage 300.  The introduction of the Sage solution adds a robust, multi-property accounting solution with HR, Payroll and Document Management capabilities. "There are many hotel management companies using GL systems that may be antiquated or offer no integration with hotel systems such as property management systems (PMS), point of sale (POS), time & attendance, sales, etc." says Findley. "Now these companies can upgrade their entire technology platform with the help of ProfitSword and Acumen to provide their corporate office and individual hotels with leading edge solutions." 

Paul Crompton, Vice President of Business Development for Acumen, also expressed excitement over the opportunity to offer a total solution. "The Sage 300 ERP has been well-established in the hospitality industry, but could not provide the enhanced integration with hotel systems nor the comprehensive reporting offered within ProfitSage," says Crompton. "The marriage of the two solutions provides hospitality management companies all of the tools needed for sustainability and growth. In addition, both Acumen and ProfitSword bring very different knowledge and skill sets to the table. In the end, our clients & customers will be the true winners, as they will benefit from over 100 years of hospitality and technology experience!"

According to both ProfitSword and Acumen, the partnership has already been embraced by one hotel management company with a 14-hotel portfolio. And, there are several others in the pipeline. "It has been our experience that companies would prefer the one-stop-shop option rather than trying to piecemeal their technology platform from multiple vendors," agreed both Findley and Crompton. "Our two companies working together eliminates that burden."

About ProfitSword, LLC

Founded in 2001, ProfitSword is an innovator in business intelligence software for the hospitality industry. ProfitSword solutions provide seamless integration of data and real-time information to enhance hotel managers' decision-making process and improve profitability. ProfitSword is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and serves more than 52 management companies and ownership groups representing more than 1,700 hotels worldwide. For additional information on ProfitSword and its customized products and software solutions, contact Colin Findley at (407) 909-8822, cfindley@profitsword.com, or go to www.profitsword.com.

Contact: Colin Findley

cfindley@profitsword.com / (407) 909-8822

About Acumen Information Systems, LLC

Acumen is a Sage 300 ERP and Sage CRM Reseller serving clients throughout the US, Canada, Bermuda and the Caribbean. With over 50 years of experience, the Acumen team is made up of experts who help businesses manage their operations, finances and processes to achieve maximum efficiency, productivity and growth. The team at Acumen truly partner with our clients to understand their business, culture and future needs. Acumen is one of a few Sage Select partners in North America, and we focus on education to improve our clients' opportunities for success. For additional information on Acumen, contact Paul Crompton at (407) 965-2411 or paul@acumenfl.com

Contact: Paul Crompton

paul@acumenfl.com / (407) 965-2411

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