The Answer Company and BurCom Consulting Combine to create Knowledge Leader in Technology Consulting

  • Merger will create largest Sage Software business partner in Western Canada & second largest Sage Partner nationwide.
  • Combined company will maintain The Answer Company brand and be headquartered in New Westminster, BC, with additional offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Toronto.
  • All current staff & clients of BurCom Consulting will join The Answer Company, bringing the total to over 1200 clients in North America.

The Answer Company, a leading business management software & technology consulting firm, announced today that BurCom Consulting, a long time fellow Sage Software business partner, will be joining the firm. With this announcement, The Answer Company becomes the largest Sage Software Business Partner in Western Canada, and the second largest Business Partner nationwide.

Founded in 1992, BurCom Consulting has a long and distinguished history of providing Sage solutions with an elite level of management consulting & accounting expertise. With offices in Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg, BurCom has been one of the largest Sage 300 (formerly Accpac) business partners in Western Canada.

Making Clients More Successful at What They Do Best

Both The Answer Company and BurCom Consulting are known for their focus on client objectives, not simply technology, and for building long-lasting relationships with clients who know they can trust their Partner’s judgement.

The joining of these Partners is an excellent fit as both offer a strong balance between improving functionality in current services and discovering distinctive needs, or areas of opportunity for growth. By working closely with clients to develop software solutions, ensure effective implementations, and provide long-term support, both Partners make companies more successful at what they do best and help clients gain the confidence to make profitable moves in their respective industries.

The combined company will have unparalleled technology expertise as BurCom’s Sage Solution specialists will bring their experience and extensive knowledge to The Answer Company’s well-respected team of implementation and support experts, clearly combining to benefit all clients. These resources will be used to ensure a smooth transition as these successful companies join and offer additional locations to all 1200 clients.

Shawn Ostheimer, President & Founder of The Answer Company Said:

“I have always had great respect for the team at BurCom. As the Sage market leader in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, they have demonstrated a commitment to their customers that gave me great confidence we would be a perfect fit culturally. Our combined groups will allow us to service all of our customers even better, and continue to grow our footprint in across Canada.”

Kent Sabine and Debbie Lauder, Co-OWNERS of BurCom Consulting Said:

“We wanted to make sure all of our clients, many of whom we have worked closely with for over 20 years, would be well taken care of. We have known Shawn Ostheimer, President & Founder of The Answer Company, for many years and have worked with him in the past. The entire firm has shown to be dedicated experts who put their client’s needs first.”

Transaction Overview

The agreement between the two companies means that on February 1, 2016, The Answer Company took over support and maintenance responsibilities for all Sage Software customers previously supported by BurCom Consulting. These clients vary across several Sage products including Sage HRMS, Sage CRM and Sage Business Intelligence, but most notable is the Sage 300 client base, which is the largest in Canada. With already having one of the largest Sage X3 and Sage 500 ERP business practices nationwide, a strong client base of Sage BusinessVision and Sage 100, and the second largest Sage 300 client base, The Answer Company will now have a dominant nationwide customer base in every mid-market Sage ERP system.

Today‘s announcement is another example of The Answer Company’s continuing growth as it has grown approximately 450% since 2010. In the last 4 years, The Answer Company has acquired the Sage Solutions portion of six other business partners including Unisoft Solutions, which was BC’s largest Sage 300 partner at the time, Information Systems Architects’ (ISA) Sage 500 ERP business, Essential Software Solutions’ Sage ERP business, Avante Solutions’ SalesLogix business, and two Sage PFW ERP businesses from other Sage Partners. The Answer Company also expanded its portfolio by becoming a Netsuite Business Partner in 2015, to offer more options to their growing client base.

For more information, please contact:
Krista Magnusson
Director of Marketing
Direct: 604-473-9166