USoft takes its low-code growth strategy forward with new investor Holland Capital
Hans Canisius appointed as new CEO
Naarden, February 19, 2020 – Software vendor and service provider USoft is setting a new strategic course. Having joined forces with Holland Capital as investment partner, the company will now be pursuing a buy-and-build strategy alongside organic growth to reinforce its market position in low-code platforms for business-critical systems. Hans Canisius (36), former business consultant at USoft, has been appointed to the position of CEO as of February 19.
USoft’s core business is low-code software development based on business rules, with a focus on business-critical back-end environments – primarily knowledge-intensive and transactional systems. USoft believes that building a strong house starts with a solid foundation, so the company starts by ensuring that the back-end systems are stable, easy to maintain and scalable. Once that foundation is in place, all the front-end apps the client needs can be build. Whether it concerns a rebuild or a new build of core systems, clients have the option to develop their own systems or put the whole process in USoft’s hands.
Second wave of low code is all about the back-end
Hans Canisius has been a business consultant for USoft since 2015 and was involved in the development of the low-code platform. In his new role as CEO of the company, he will now be responsible for the company’s continued growth in the Netherlands and abroad. “Low code is the perfect way to accelerate your digital transformation,” Canisius says. “The first wave of low code focused primarily on apps for end users. However, we are increasingly seeing complex IT issues behind these apps. In the second wave of low code, which we’re working in now, we can carry the benefits of low code through to the underlying, more complex business-critical layer. For clients seeking to develop complex systems with ease, USoft is the ideal partner. Holland Capital is an ideal partner for our ambition, helping us make clear strategic choices while supporting us in the rollout of our intended buy-and-build strategy. We’ll be continuing to enhance our technology and services so we can support our clients from start to finish.”
Hubert Verbeek, Managing Partner at Holland Capital, adds: “USoft has been around for thirty years, in a fast-moving, fragmented market that changes constantly. With its unique low-code platform, they have been able to add tremendous value to organizations in government, aviation, education, financial services, transportation and logistics. We see USoft as a very promising platform with enormous growth opportunities in terms of technology and supporting services.”
USoft offers organizations a low-code development platform for developing and redesigning business-critical systems. The intelligent, flexible low-code platform is the perfect solution for clients who want to innovate fast and adapt to the needs of the market. Thanks to the smart application of business rules, the USoft platform is always flexible and aligned with the envisioned business values. USoft’s customers can use the platform to modify or develop their own core systems or involve USoft as an implementation partner. To achieve the best result, USoft always immerses itself in the essence of the client’s business operations and has a great track record for client satisfaction and excellent service. USoft’s software and low-code platform are used worldwide by over 10,000 users in government, aviation, education, financial services, transportation and logistics. Explore new possibilities.
About Holland Capital
Over the past 38 years, Holland Capital has invested successfully in over 140 small and medium-sized enterprises in the Netherlands. With a clear investment strategy, the private equity company anticipates long-term trends in the attractive growth markets, focusing on the Healthcare and Technology sectors. Holland Capital’s experienced and dedicated investment team knows what entrepreneurship is. They aim for an open, sustainable and professional relationship with the management teams of the enterprises that Holland Capital invests in, with the common goal of achieving growth. Holland Capital is supported by a broad network of successful businesses in Healthcare and Tech.
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