A Suffolk success story – on a global scale
“2019 promises to be a truly great year for us – with an expanded team, a significant new product launch and plans to enter into even more country markets.” Bob Whiting, Omnis Software’s worldwide general manager, was speaking as preparations are being put in place to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary next year.
The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce member, now based just outside Saxmundham is a leading software development company, and was founded in 1979 in a house in Wenhaston.
Bob added: “As with many IT companies, our origins are very modest, but our reach and relevance is truly global. There are now billions of lines of our core product – Omnis Software – in existence allowing businesses and public sector bodies to work effectively and efficiently.”
A recent change in ownership has given the company a new impetus with exciting plans in place for the launch of the latest version of Omnis Studio and growth in both existing and new marketplaces.
In 2016, Omnis was purchased in a reverse takeover by OLS Holdings Ltd, a Suffolk company owned by a number of Omnis developers and distributors. The company’s directors include existing customers in Australasia, Germany and Italy.
Over the last 18 months, Omnis has recruited seven new members of staff to help deliver its ambitious expansion plans.
At the same time, the company has continued to invest in boosting its relationships with the all-important developer community through the Omnis Academy, bespoke training programmes and an engagement initiative called My Omnis Success Story which showcases how developers have delivered impressive business solutions using the company’s software.
According to Bob Mitchell, Omnis Software’s engineering manager: “By combining our longstanding heritage and loyal client base with our new owners and younger in-house developer recruits, Omnis Software is looking forward to launching a new version of Omnis Studio in the near future.
“This is a major enhancement of the platform and will enable development teams to be even more efficient and creative.”
2019 looks like being a significant milestone in this enduring Suffolk business success story.