SOURCE: Blytheco LLC

February 28, 2007 20:30 ET

Blytheco and Macdonald Consulting Group Announce Merger

LAGUNA HILLS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 28, 2007 -- Blytheco and Macdonald Consulting Group (MCG) announced today their merger, effective March 1, 2007. Both organizations are award-winning Sage Select Partners and members of the elite Sage Software Presidents Circle and Chairman's Club. The combined organization will be named Blytheco LLC and will be owned by the existing owners of Blytheco & MCG. Blytheco LLC will have 85 employees and trailing twelve-month revenues of $ 16.5 million.

The merger is a natural expansion of the already successful partnership that both firms have enjoyed for many years. This is the first step in a series of planned combinations that will create a national Sage Software business partner, which can offer a comprehensive suite of Sage Software solutions. The new Blytheco LLC will provide its clients with the benefits and expertise of a national partner while still preserving the personal touch from a local staff.

"National reach with a local touch is what Sage Software delivers through our dedicated group of highly skilled business partners," said Ron Verni, president and CEO of Sage Software. "The combination of Blytheco and Macdonald Consulting, two of our most outstanding partners, creates a natural extension of this philosophy. We're extremely pleased to see two organizations with a keen eye on satisfying the needs of small and mid-sized business owners pool their respective resources to the benefit of our mutual customers."

"Joining forces is a very positive move for our clients, the industry, the companies, and our employees," remarked Ruth Menter, president of MCG. "This is the trend our industry is heading and Blytheco and MCG are leading the way. We are extremely pleased to be combining our 17 years of experience, our regional expertise, and the diverse backgrounds of our accounting and technology staff. This combination should prove invaluable in helping our clients realize their business goals."

MCG has offices in Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN and Tampa, FL serving thousands of clients in the Southeastern United States. Blytheco has its primary offices in Orange & Los Angeles County, CA and satellite offices in nine states through the Midwest and Northeast. Blytheco LLC will continue to provide sales & implementation consulting and support for the eleven Sage Software products including Sage MAS 90, Sage MAS 200, Sage MAS 500, Sage Abra HRMS, Sage MIP Fund Accounting, Sage MIP Fundraising, Sage BusinessWorks, Sage FAS, Sage SalesLogix, Sage CRM and ACT! By Sage.

"The commitment that Blytheco and Macdonald Consulting have made to Sage Software and to our mutual customers over the years is admirable," said Himanshu Palsule, Sage Software senior vice president and general manager, Mid-Market Accounting Solutions. "Exemplary customer service and award-winning solutions have earned them well-deserved recognition as leading members of our business partner community, and the combined resources will enable the new Blytheco to extend this excellence to even more clients."

"This is a major benefit for our clients, employees and our companies. We see Blytheco LLC providing a leadership role in the Sage Software VAR industry," commented Stephen P. Blythe, CEO of Blytheco. "Our clients will have access to the largest pool of experienced Sage Software consultants and developers with 12 hours of available daily support. Our employees will receive the best training in software implementation and business consulting practices. Working with the best of the best is a real advantage for our team. The combined expertise of this new national organization will allow us to be better positioned to support the growth of our clients, locally, regionally or on a national basis."

Additional information about Blytheco LLC and the advantages of this merger is available at www.blytheco.com/merger. Photos are located at www.blytheco.com/merger/photos.asp.

About Blytheco LLC (www.blytheco.com)

With regional Headquarters in Laguna Hills, CA, and Atlanta, GA, Blytheco provides the competitive edge of business software and service solutions from entry-level accounting and contact management software to uninterrupted and continuous solutions integrating ERP, accounting, distribution, manufacturing, CRM and HRMS, all of which come with professional advice, installation, training, plus ongoing service and support.

With 27 years of Sage Software expertise in the industry, Blytheco has expanded nationwide with offices in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Colorado, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tampa, FL, Tennessee, and Texas.

Blytheco is a Sage Software Master Developer, Authorized Training Center, Sage Software Certified Support Center and has been named Sage Software Partner of the Year consistently for 9 years. Blytheco is proud to give back to the community via its participation in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Orangewood Children's Home, Olive Crest, Angel Flight, and LIGA International which is a philanthropic volunteer organization that provides medical and dental care to impoverished people in rural Mexico.

Sage Software 2006-2007 Awards:
Sage Software Chairman's Club
Sage Software Accounting Solutions (ACS) - Partner of the Year
Partner of the Year for Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200
Sage Software President's Circle
Sage ABRA Top Board Tier Partner
Sage Software Million Dollar Circle member
Authorized Training Center (ATC) of the Year

Sage Software prior year Awards:
Partner of the Year for Sage MAS 500
Partner of the Year Sage BusinessWorks

Prestigious awards received:
2006 Accounting Today/Accounting Technology - Top Pacesetters
2005 Selected as one of the OCBJ's "Most Influential Business Leaders"
2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipient
2004 OCBJ Family Owned Small Business Award Recipient

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Dori Fitch
    949-583-9500 x168

    23161 Mill Creek Dr., Suite 200
    Laguna Hills, CA 92653
    Ph. 949-583-9500
    Fax 949-583-0649
    www.blytheco.com