Systems America has Completed Acquisition of One of North America's fastest growing SAP Specialists and Channel Partners, Mile5 Solutions

Jul 02, 2012, 15:12 ET from Systems America, Inc.

SAN RAMON, Calif., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Systems America, Inc. (OTC: SYAI) (the "Systems America"), a premier provider of cloud computing and information technology solutions, announced today the acquisition of SAP channel partner, Mile5 Solutions LLC ("Mile5 Solutions"). Mile5 Solutions has built a strong pipeline of over $23 million to be generated from software sales and services business.

Strategic Rationale

This acquisition of Mile5 Solutions, based in Irvine, California, further strengthens Systems America's business model to sharply focus on select industries and achieve market leadership by creating best in class practices/offerings that help customers achieve their operational and strategic objectives.

This transaction is in line with Systems America's stated growth strategy and is expected to result in greater efficiencies and increased market share. Key Highlights:

  • Accelerates Growth: The combined entity, the SAP channel sales and consulting practice provides a scalable alternative to Tier 1 companies which usually pursue larger (US $20 million+) multi-service opportunities.
  • Reinforces current Cloud and Mobile strengths of Systems America and the strategy to create a best in class SAP practice, Mile5 Solutions' dynamic team and proprietary templates and methodologies reinforces Systems America's current strengths in value added SAP solutions to Automotive, Retail, High Tech, Energy & Utilities, Consumer Products, and Industrial Sectors.
  • Provides a headstart into an adjacent vertical: Mile5 Solutions' footprint in the Manufacturing sector is expected to provide Systems America a headstart in adjacent space.

Impact of acquisition on Mile5 Solutions

  • Expand vertical reach: In addition to the existing verticals, Mile5 Solutions will now also be able to address the growing SAP and Cloud Services market in various industries (Systems America has provided services to 100+ SAP customers over last 16 years).
  • Extend Global Presence: Mile5 Solutions is expected to  be able to leverage Systems America's global presence and effectively scale in regions such as Europe and India.

Mr. Mike Bell, who has served as President of Mile5 Solutions since 2011, will continue to lead the business as Executive Vice President and will continue to be based out of Mile5's offices in Irvine. "I am excited to be joining forces with Systems America, a company that shares a similar approach to building long-term relationships with customers," said Bell. "Our existing customers will now have access to a wider range of high-quality services and the global reach of Systems America. 

"With our combined offering with Systems America, we represent a formidable force in the community of users of SAP and Cloud applications nationwide," continued Bell. "I look forward to our customers being able to experience the unique benefits that will result from bringing together two such highly skilled and multi-talented teams as Systems America and Mile5 Solutions." 

"We are excited to complete the acquisition of Mile5 Solutions which is part of our overall strategy to scale through strategic initiatives such as acquisitions," said Adesh Tyagi, Chairman & CEO of Systems America. "Mile5 Solutions is an excellent strategic fit and growth accelerator to our focused business model. It has a very committed team with extensive experience in rapidly scaling up SAP and Cloud services business and we see a large market opportunity in this area. We are particularly impressed with the excellent track record of the Mile5 Solutions' team. The team has created SAP businesses which have grown under trying economic conditions. Over the last 15 years, the combined efforts of the Mile5 Solutions' team members have generated over $250 million of revenue in the SAP business.  We welcome this acquisition and look forward to jointly helping our customers achieve their growth objectives."

About Systems America

Systems America is a premier provider of diversified cloud computing and information technology solutions to commercial and government clients worldwide. We are ranked one of the fastest growing companies with multiple locations around the world. Systems America delivers superior cloud computing, information technology consulting services, and systems and integration services to hundreds of clients worldwide. Building on a core competency of efficient technology infrastructure outsourcing, the company is headquartered in San Ramon, California, United States. For additional information about Systems America, please visit

About Mile5 Solutions

Mile5 Solutions is an SAP channel partner that provides proven business improvement solutions exclusively for the small and medium enterprise (SME) market. Utilizing a proprietary, five-step delivery system called M5 Expressway™, an SAP Business All-in-One solution, the company offers a manageable, fixed-price, scalable solution with rapid implementation in as little as three months. The company offers consulting and customer support services including implementations, application support, hosting and training, to help SMEs maximize their investments in SAP Business All-in-One solutions. Mile5 Solutions offers on-premise or hosted model solutions in addition to leasing options. Mile5 Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, California, with offices in Arizona and Texas. For more information, visit

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