ST. PAUL, Minn. (January 31, 2014) — Kinetic Data today announced that it has acquired Minneapolis-based :coderow, a developer of native and mobile web applications, hardware-connected mobile applications, and desktop web applications.
"While Kinetic Data is known in the enterprise request management industry for its solid commercial-level systems, :coderow has experience bridging consumer and business," said Kelly Heikkila, founder of :coderow. "Kinetic Data will be able to bring our expertise to businesses looking to simplify processes and eliminate corporate red tape."
The transaction brings more than front-end developers to Kinetic Data. It marks the beginning of a major business expansion and commitment to customers. :coderow talent brings expertise in Voice of the Customer as well as extensive web and mobile application development.
"By acquiring :coderow, Kinetic Data can accelerate our product release schedules and build in more capabilities that our customers are asking for," said John Sundberg, president of Kinetic Data. "Not only will we be better able to mobilize all of Kinetic Data’s products, we'll have a closer ear to the ground for what our customers want. The goal is to improve our customers' experience by making the right choices for our product development and delivery."
Kinetic Data and :coderow have been collaborating on product development since 2010. Most recently, this collaboration produced software that was voted "Best New Product" at the World Wide Remedy User Group (WWRUG) Conference last year.
Heikkila founded :coderow in 2008 after serving as Kinetic Data’s director of product development. He rejoins Kinetic Data as its director of products. Six of :coderow’s developers will be joining Kinetic Data as well.
Terms of the all-cash transaction were not disclosed.
About Kinetic Data(www.kineticdata.com)
Kinetic Data has helped hundreds of Fortune 500 and government customers—including General Mills, Avon, Intel, 3M and the U.S. Department of Transportation—implement Enterprise Request Management (ERM), an integrated system with a centralized request portal for automating request management. Kinetic Data was named "Innovator of the Year" in 2009 by enterprise software users and it also has been recognized with awards for its superior customer service and support. The company serves customers from its headquarters in St. Paul, Minn., offices in Sydney, Australia, and through a network of reseller partners. For more information, visit www.kineticdata.com.
With a background in both product management and technology development, :coderow helps organizations make critical technology decisions and drive technology initiatives with confidence. :coderow offers requirements gathering, software design, integration, implementation, and full lifecycle software development services for desktop web, mobile web and native mobile applications.