Oxford, 12 November 2020
Founded in 2002 and acquired by QinetiQ in 2008, Commerce Decisions is the market leading provider of strategic evaluation solutions to support some of the largest and most complex procurements around the world.
With clear synergies and complementary capabilities, the acquisition by Harris Computer Corporation will offer Commerce Decisions greater opportunity to develop new technology and to grow in new markets.
Steve Deaville, Managing Director of Commerce Decisions, stated: “We at Commerce Decisions have been supporting our customers in achieving the best possible outcomes on their most complex procurement challenges for many years now, with our unique combination of software and service solutions. I’m delighted that we will be continuing this journey with Harris and look forward to utilising Harris’s global footprint, industry experience and success to establish deeper relationships with our existing customers whilst exploring new growth opportunities for the benefit of both our customers and employees.”
“This transaction adds uniquely knowledgeable talent to our organization and products that complement our public sector portfolio. We are very excited to welcome the Commerce Decisions team into the Harris family,” said Gregg Merlihan, Harris Senior Executive Vice President. Commerce Decisions joins the Harris Public Safety portfolio of companies, serving more than 2,500 customers with over 350 staff across North America and the UK. Going forward, Commerce Decisions will continue to operate as an autonomous business unit within Harris.
About Commerce Decisions
Commerce Decisions is an acknowledged global leader in strategic procurement best practice, with extensive experience of working with clients to successfully build appropriate and robust assessment schemes, designed to deliver the best possible outcomes. Commerce Decisions has supported strategic programs globally, including in the UK, Canada, Australia, the Middle East, and for NATO. Commerce Decisions is headquartered in Oxfordshire, England with offices in Ottawa, Canada and Canberra, Australia.
Listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: QQ.L), QinetiQ is a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and critical infrastructure markets. We work in partnership with our customers to solve real world problems through innovative solutions delivering operational and competitive advantage.
About N. Harris Computer Corporation (Harris)
Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Health Care organizations internationally. Harris acquires vertical market software businesses, manages them using industry best practices, and builds them for the future. Through acquisitions, Harris has grown extensively to operate over 130 businesses globally across more than twenty industries. Harris is part of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU), one of the most active acquirers of software businesses in the world.