Cordance Expands its Portfolio with Strategic Acquisition of Blue Link Associates Limited
Blue Link Associates Limited, the all-in-one, wholesale distribution inventory management and accounting software system, partners with Cordance for growth
Raleigh, NC (January 17, 2024) – Cordance is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Blue Link Associates Limited (Blue Link), an all-in-one inventory management and accounting software system that accommodates a variety of industries, particularly those with regulated end markets such as pharmaceutical and food and beverage. This strategic move further solidifies Cordance’s commitment to enhancing its portfolio with innovative software solutions that empower businesses across diverse industries.
Blue Link’s all-in-one software solution helps businesses reduce manual work and automate processes by providing tools for inventory management, accounting, order entry, warehouse management, contact management, and advanced reporting. In addition, Blue Link includes various optional components such as point of sale, lot tracking, landed cost tracking, barcode scanning and eCommerce integration with sites such as Shopify and Amazon.
“Within pharma, and food and beverage, traceability and lot tracking are not only vital in ensuring safety, but it also aids in achieving compliance with various regulations set out by the FDA, USDA, Health Canada, and other government agencies, explained Sharon Love, CEO of Cordance. With the addition of Blue Link, Cordance is not merely providing software for operational necessities, we are helping businesses ensure the highest standards of quality and safety for their consumers.”
“The complexity of managing the supply chain in wholesale distribution, particularly across regulated industries, means that effective, timely and streamlined inventory management is perhaps the critical success factor”, said Mark Canes, President and CEO of Blue Link. “We are thrilled to partner with Cordance to enhance our commitment to providing an all-encompassing inventory management and accounting system that ensures compliance with U.S. and Canadian regulatory mandates for wholesale distributors. Blue Link ERP isn’t just software; it’s the foundation of our commitment to efficiency, accuracy, and top-quality service and support.”
Blue Link will continue to operate under its current name, maintaining its existing team and leadership to ensure continuity and serve its customers. This acquisition reflects Cordance’s commitment to preserving the unique strength and innovative culture that has made Blue Link a trusted partner for industrial, pharmaceutical and food and beverage distributors.
About Blue Link Associates Limited
Blue Link is a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner providing cloud-based inventory and accounting ERP software for small and medium size businesses in the wholesale distribution industry, especially those with regulated end markets such as pharmaceutical and food and beverage. As an all-in-one system, Blue Link helps businesses streamline and automate their processes by providing inventory management, accounting, order entry, warehouse management and customer relationship management. It’s point-of-sale, lot tracking, landed cost tracking, eCommerce integration and barcode scanning aids in achieving compliance with various regulations set out by U.S. and Canadian government agencies, helping businesses provide the highest standards of quality and safety for consumers.
Cordance is a software company that acquires and accelerates the growth of vertically-focused, B2B SaaS companies by investing in their products, processes, and people—for the long-term. Cordance seeks businesses with strong teams, high impact software, and a readiness to serve an expanded customer base. Cordance’s community of experienced operators and subject-matter experts provide go-to-market leadership, operational excellence, and financial rigor to help acquired companies realize their full potential. Visit Cordance.co to learn more.