Austin, TX – September 15, 2016 – Accruent, the world’s largest provider of real estate, facilities and asset management solutions, today announced the acquisition of BIGCenter (Business Integration Group, Inc.), a top-ranked provider of Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS), from Cushman & Wakefield. Going forward, Accruent will work closely with Cushman & Wakefield to support existing clients, advance BIGCenter’s solutions and bring new user organizations on board.
“BIGCenter has earned its place among just a handful of companies recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for IWMS,” said John Borgerding, CEO, Accruent. “This is an important addition to Accruent and a strategic investment in our corporate real estate business. We look forward to welcoming BIGCenter’s customers and employees, and working together to deliver the next generation of BIGCenter solutions.”
BIGCenter’s software and services span the real estate and facilities lifecycle, including transaction management, lease administration, space optimization, facility management, project management, and energy conservation and sustainability.
“Cushman & Wakefield’s technology platform is focused on business intelligence and data analytics that help organizations plan and execute for success,” said Steven Quick, chief executive, global occupier services, Cushman & Wakefield. “The goal of our strategic partnership with Accruent is to accelerate innovation and expand the capabilities we can provide to our clients.”
BIGCenter, which has served the corporate real estate market for nearly 20 years, will deepen Accruent’s suite of purpose-built solutions for corporations and corporate real estate service firms, and brings new complementary services to assist customers with facility management and real estate operations.
“It is truly exciting to join the largest real estate and facilities software company in the world,” said Thomas Bushong, president, BIGCenter. “Accruent and BIGCenter share a customer-first culture, and through this combination our employees and customers will benefit from expanded opportunities, resources and solutions.”