Sydney-based Vertikls Business Solutions, a retail specialist in providing total solutions for managing business operations, has been acquired by PCA NU Systems, the largest Australian IT provider for retail pharmacy.

“We are very excited about the opportunities that this provides for retail customers. Importantly, this move positions us to fully step onto the national arena, with national support and services and an on-the-ground presence in each state, thanks to PCA NU Systems’ existing national support systems,” said managing director, Raj Ganatra, Vertikls Business Solutions.

The two companies will operate independently, with Vertikls focusing on general retail solutions and PCA NU Systems concentrating on pharmacy. Vertikls will maintain its existing management team and staff in Sydney, headed up by Ganatra, and will report to the PCA NU Systems board of management.

“Bringing the two companies together will provide longer-term benefits for retail and pharmacy,” said Paul Naismith, CEO of PCA NU Systems.

“Pharmacies are increasingly seeking expertise in running a retail business, including business management, planning and operations, and Vertikls’ specialist knowledge in complete business planning software systems will be of real value to the retail pharmacy operations. In future, we envisage a sharing of resources and expertise across industries, allowing us to achieve ongoing efficiencies and to continue seeking innovations for retail and pharmacy.”

“This move brings real benefits for retail customers. Vertikls is the only business in Australia with a singular focus on complete retail solutions – 100 per cent of our time and focus is on retail – and we now have a national support and presence for customers around Australia,” adds Ganatra.