ERP vendor Eclipse Computing has acquired Just One Place (J1P) in a deal that expands its business with new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and workflow solutions.

The agreement covers all of the intellectual property as well as world-wide reseller and distribution rights for J1P’s software tools.

And it will form the basis of a new PLM Solutions practice within Eclipse that will provide support for existing clients and market the solutions around the world.

“Eclipse has the necessary support and implementation practices, as well as marketing and sales infrastructure to service customers and prospects here in Australia, New Zealand and internationally,” said Winston Teperson, product manager, PLM Solutions.

The deal also provides Eclipse with an opportunity to “deepen our expertise and skills within the retail, distribution and manufacturing industries,” added CEO Bradley Stroop.

Built on the Microsoft .NET platform, the software design can be closely integrated into the Microsoft Dynamics suite, giving businesses a complete end-to-end solution, from design to delivery.

“Eclipse and Microsoft have identified PLM as a key market growth opportunity, where real efficiencies can be achieved utilising smart solutions to improve collaboration in the supply chain and across business operations,” Mr Stroop said.