April 04, 2012 03:00 ET

Voxco Announces the Acquisition of Sypiens

PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwire - April 4, 2012) - Voxco announced today its acquisition of Sypiens, thus confirming its strategy to develop mobile data collection solutions. With this acquisition, Voxco, once again, stands out as a leader in software solutions for collecting and analyzing information by firmly establishing itself in the field of studies and surveys using mobile devices.

Sypiens is a French software publisher, specializing globally in mobile solutions for the collection of information and opinions. Its range of software applications enables online surveying on mobiles, panelist studies, and face-to-face surveys with interviewers. These solutions operate both online through a browser or offline by means of an application installed on the mobile device or tablet. Sypiens mobile solutions work on mobile devices running under Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Blackberry, Android, Symbian and Windows operating systems. This ability to reach 95% of mobile devices currently in use worldwide is a significant advantage for Voxco clients.

The acquisition of Sypiens will enable Voxco to offer highly sophisticated versions of its flagship products such as Acuity4 Social, Acuity4 Survey and Command Center™. The market for mobile applications is at fever pitch on a global scale. Similarly, applications for social media analysis, studies, and surveys conducted through respondent mobile devices are also in a remarkable growth phase.

Louis Lessard, Voxco's President and CEO, said "Acquiring Sypiens strengthens our position as a major player in the market for surveying software, and fits in perfectly with our goal of developing our mobile solutions. Integration of mobile adds a new collection mode to the Command Center™, our platform for multi-channel and mixed-mode data collection (telephone, face-to-face, web, IVR, mobile). We are very pleased to be able to benefit from the Sypiens team of experts, and to welcome them to Voxco."

David Lacan, founder of Sypiens affirmed "Mobile survey solutions are in full expansion mode. The integration of Sypiens within Voxco will allow us to speed up our technology projects, and to benefit from significantly larger development resources. We are very proud to join the Voxco group with whom we will continue to develop the mobile channel, which has been Sypiens' mission for more than 10 years now."

About Voxco

Voxco is a global provider of software solutions that enable companies, market research firms, governments and institutions to make better decisions by providing the necessary tools to collect, process and analyze data from their environments.

Voxco's offering includes Acuity4 Survey, a leading edge online survey software, Acuity4 Social, a next-generation social media monitoring and insights solution, and Voxco Command Center™, the industry-leading multimode data collection platform for all types of surveys (web, phone, face-to-face, mobile and IVR).

Voxco is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with subsidiaries in the USA, France, UK, Germany and Australia servicing hundreds of customers spread over more than thirty countries.

To obtain additional information on how Voxco can help your business, visit us at www.voxco.com.

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