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Deal Consolidates Convenience Products Distribution Technology Market

FOG Software Group acquires CDR as part of its supply chain and logistics portfolio
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ROSEMONT, Ill. — FOG Software Group, a division of Vela Software, has acquired CDR Software, a provider of fully integrated software solutions designed for distribution companies in the convenience products industry.

Following the acquisition, CDR will operate as an independent division of FOG Software Group within its supply chain and logistics portfolio. Former owners Jebb Maginnis and Harland Williams will continue with the company to develop, enhance, service and support CDR’s suite of software solutions. CDR offers turnkey technology solutions incorporating software, hardware, support and professional services.

“CDR Software is a great addition to our growing portfolio of warehousing and distribution software for the supply chain industry,” said Andy Hodge, FOG Software Group Portfolio manager for supply chain and logistics. “We … look forward to growing CDR’s footprint in this space.”

FOG Software Group has “extensive experience in the distribution software industry … and a focus on advancing technology for the supply chain,” said Jebb Maginnis, president of CDR, Covington, La.

CDR’s product portfolio includes their flagship DAC software, an iSeries-based, comprehensive system for operating medium and large-sized convenience store distribution companies, along with SupplyLogic, a PC-based solution for smaller distributors with a focus on core business processes and tobacco-related data management. CDR also provides VMR Console, an Internet-based reporting tool that enables distributors of all sizes to submit data and participate in tobacco manufacturers’ trade programs.

Rosemont, Ill.-based FOG Software Group is a division of Toronto-based Vela Software Group, which acquires, manages and builds software companies in a variety of vertical markets.

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