CEO of Columbus Global, Thomas Honoré
CEO of Columbus Global, Thomas Honoré

Tech consultancy and Microsoft Dynamics reseller Columbus has acquired Tridea Partners, an ERP and CRM services provider in the food and beverage and life sciences industry. Columbus is no. 5 on Accounting Today's 2016 VAR 100 list.

Founded in 2004, San Diego-based Tridea has 29 employees, and serves more than 200 customers in the United States. The company implements ERP applications, CRM solutions, accounting software and business applications through its proprietary methodology. Following the acquisition, Tridea will operate as Tridea - a Columbus company.

The merger "will strengthen our mutual ability to transform our clients’ businesses and build lasting relationships,” stated Keld Olsen, business unit leader of Columbus U.S.

“I am confident that through the acquisition, Tridea has enhanced our ability to provide exceptional services to our clients through the combination of coast-to-coast reach, global presence and the extensive resources of Columbus,” said Andy Collins, a partner at Tridea, in a statement.

Ranica Arrowsmith

Technology editor for Accounting Today.