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JDM Technology Group, a global group of leading software providers for the architecture, engineering, construction, maintenance, and operations industries, announced today that it has acquired Spearhead Software. Spearhead is based in Kelmscott, Western Australia and is the leading provider of estimating, tendering, and calculation software for the Australian electrical industry. The transaction closed on February 26, 2021, after approval from Spearhead’s owners, Kerry and Gillian Busby.

Founded in 1987, Spearhead Software is Australia’s premier provider of estimating, tendering, and calculation software for the Australian electrical industry. Spearhead’s products, which include calculation software PowerPac, estimating software Espro, quoting software QuoteMate, and LabourCalc for labour cost estimating, support thousands of contractors, designers, and engineers. All of Spearhead’s products simplify processes and increase productivity with fast, accurate results. Spearhead has been led since 1994 by Kerry Busby, a software evangelist with over 25 years of experience developing software for the electrical industry. Busby will continue to lead Spearhead following the acquisition while combining with the resources of Brisbane-based LEVESYS software, which has provided ERP software to the Australian construction industry since 1989.

The Spearhead Software Group also includes EMAC online job management software as well as IT provider Compu Solutions which it will continue to support and sell as part of the Spearhead group.

“We are pleased to complete the sale and excited for Spearhead to join the JDM Technology Group. This ensures the long-term future of Spearhead and is a good home for our customers and employees,” said Busby. “Joining a global group dedicated to construction software will enable Spearhead to benefit from JDM’s global resources and expertise to create new value for our customers.”

Known for its customer focus and commitment to creating exceptional software for the construction industry and having acquired numerous companies since 2004, the JDM Technology Group has a proven strategy for integrating acquired companies into its existing infrastructure. Through its North American electrical software businesses ConEst, Vision InfoSoft, and IndustrySmarts, JDM brings extensive global experience in the industry.

“With a global Buy and Build strategy, we do not end-of-life products: customers continue to be supported with their preferred software and services while enabling access to the best technology to support their success,” said Jim McFarlane, CEO of the JDM Technology Group. “Spearhead’s products, brand, and organization will continue to grow, ensuring that customers will continue to have great service and support from the same people they are used to. As a private, family business we focus on the long-term. This strategy continues to make the JDM Technology Group an excellent home for construction software companies.”