Business management software firm snaps up Isys

Founded in 1991, the Access Group provides business management software to mid-market organisations across the commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors in the UK, Ireland, and the Asia-Pacific.

Isys was founded in 1979 to provide administrative and back-office solutions for a range of industries including waste management, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, dairy delivery, and food services. Access says Isys recently added web and mobile solutions to its portfolio.

Commenting on the acquisition, Brendan Flattery, managing director of the Access Group’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) division, said: “We’re keen to add new and innovative software solutions such as Isys to the Access portfolio, which are tailor-made to support the growth of key industry sectors.

“With its focus on waste management in the UK, Isys is a perfect fit for our growing ERP solution set. We are really excited to be welcoming the Isys team into the Access Group.”

Employing more than 3,850 staff, the Access Group says it serves more than 9,000 customers across the UK, US, Australia, and New Zealand.


A category of business management software, ERP is the integrated management of main business processes.

Richard Bowers, Isys’ managing director, and Chris Kings, the company’s sales director, of Isys will stay on at Access as members of the ERP leadership team.

Joining Access gives Isys a new level of expertise in the provision of integrated software solutions
– Richard Bowers, Isys

Mr Bowers said: “Joining Access gives Isys a new level of expertise in the provision of integrated software solutions, an acceleration of our product development and allows our customers the opportunity to explore an even wider range of business solutions from one provider.

“My journey with Isys started over 27 years ago. I’m really excited to be joining Brendan and the team as part of the Access ERP business.”

Isys says its in-house technical team develops all the solutions that the company provides, enabling it to be “flexible” and meet all client requirements.

Mr Kings said: “Becoming part of the Access Group gives Isys many exciting opportunities. Our clients will see increased investment and development that will see our products flourish.”