Access acquires Riliance

The Access Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of software to growing mid-market businesses, today announced the acquisition of Riliance, an online training, compliance and risk management solution provider with a market leading position in the Legal Sector.

The acquisition of Riliance, with revenues of over £3m, is a testament to Access’ commitment to the mid-market and demonstrates its dedication to continually adding solutions of value to its Access Workspace suite.

Riliance’s cloud based, feature rich and easy to use software enables users to manage their individual online training, risk management and compliance requirements.  With more than 1,200 customers, including key names such as Weightmans, Clifford Chance and Co-Op Legal Services, already leveraging the Riliance solutions.  With investment from Access the Riliance solutions will strengthen their position in the Legal and Financial Services sector and grow specific offerings for other sectors including Education and Charities where Access already has a significant presence in the market.

Chris Bayne, CEO of Access, commented:

“Through listening to our customers we identified an ever increasing need for businesses to enable and track compliance, risk management and online learning. Having reviewed the marketplace we believe the addition of Riliance to our connected working platform Access Workspace, will allow our customers to address these needs. We are excited to welcome Riliance into the Access group and look forward to growing the solution to address these needs in even more sectors.”

Richard, CEO of Riliance also shares:

“We are excited to join the Access Group and believe they will provide an excellent home for both our customers and our staff. They are fully committed to helping us continue to develop our products and solutions as part of a shared strategy to address the need for online training, compliance and risk management across multiple industries. With the risk and compliance market growing at a rate of 13% per annum, the scale that Access adds to Riliance will allow us to support and grow our clients in multiple evolving sectors.”

Access continues to go from strength to strength over recent years – significantly expanding its portfolio of solutions to ensure all of our customers can do more of what’s important to them.  The addition of online training, compliance and risk management to the recently launched Access Workspace, its latest proposition in connected and collaborative working will further enhance its ability to connect all departments of a business, from sales, finance, HR, IT, manufacturing and logistics to fuel efficiency, productivity and collaboration all in one place.

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