January 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // Two Lincoln, Nebraska based SaaS (Software as a Service) companies announced today that they have merged in an effort to expand services to their growing client base.
Floor99, a cloud computing application services company, has merged with Firespring, a marketing and technology provider.
Jay Wilkinson, CEO of Firespring announced the merger as part of Firespring’s strategy to expand services to the nonprofit sector nationwide.
"This merger puts us several years ahead of our planned development schedule to create a holistic, 360 degree product for the nonprofit industry," Wilkinson said. "Our clients are going to love how easy we make it for their mission-critical technologies to work together."
Specializing in providing nonprofits with online tools such as websites, event registration and donor management, Firespring helps more than 3,000 clients worldwide. Floor99 products provide nonprofits with cloud-based help-desk services, document management, accounting systems and human resources management.
The companies have no overlap in services but several Nebraska customers in common. Floor99 will be branded as a product of Firespring and Tom Nielsen, the founder of Floor99, will serve as the president of the division.
"We will continue to support our client base with the great service they’ve come to expect, but we will now be able to offer increased product offerings and expanded support," Nielsen said. "The Floor99 team couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities that lie ahead."
The combined companies will employ 115 people at their headquarters in south Lincoln.
Firespring provides nonprofit organizations with a 360 degree solution that includes powerful website tools, integrated with the best-in-class donor database and simple payment solutions. In 2011, Inc. magazine featured Firespring as one of the 50 Top Small Company workplaces.
Floor99 was founded in 2009 as Cost Effective Technologies, a Nelnet company. Floor99 provides cloud-based IT services and cloud computing applications to small businesses and nonprofits, including document management and VoIP integration.