Philippine-based WEBWORKS OS (WWOS) has acquired the IP rights to the Agora suite of management software products developed by Florida-based Techwerks. WWOS will develop a next-generation version of the suite, which will be distributed globally by a WWOS affiliate, Gurango Software.
The Agora management suite is a series of industry-specific solutions that manage memberships, subscriptions, events, and training activities. The solutions tightly integrate with the Microsoft Great Plains suite of enterprise applications to offer small- and medium-size organizations a variety of interconnected business tools for automating enterprise accounting, human resource management and manufacturing planning, according to WEBWORKS OS president Joey Gurango.
The Agora management suite has been implemented in over 200 companies worldwide, including the Wharton School of Business, KABC TV in Los Angeles, Burger King, and a number of US banks.
The terms of the acquisition include the right to develop the next-generation version of the applications. WWOS affiliate Gurango Software (GSC) will distribute the suite. GSC plans to rebrand the new version of the suite before its official launch, planned for March 2006 during Convergence, an annual event sponsored by Microsoft.
GSC is a Philippine-based global company that offers a full range of software sales, distribution and support services. As part of its value proposition, GSC’s unique business model offers three pillars of services: software development, global distribution, and professional staff support. In the Philippines, Gurango Software aspires to be the dominant value-add reseller (VAR) of MBS packaged applications. Gurango Software's team members are proficient in the Great Plains, Navision and Axapta product labels, as well as carefully selected vertical applications.