We are field leaders in industrial maintenance and management, as well as in facility and property management. Now we are about to secure an equally strong position within Norway’s second biggest export: aquaculture. We also offer solutions for businesses wishing to keep tabs on their energy consumption and their environmental footprint. Our user-friendly systems give all its users a complete overview of business critical tasks, thus facilitating better cooperation and streamlining operations. This ensures an efficient management of real estate and industrial assets, as well as the ability to document sustainable operations
New imagery and logo for MainManager
As a result of the sale, we are happy to show off the new logo for our product. We hope you like it and get used to the change.
Our Facebook and LinkedIn pages have also gone through a few changes, so pop by to have a look.
In early March 2021, Ørn Software acquired the Tromsø-based software company Facilit, thus gaining an impressive portfolio of new customers in the public sector in Norway
“Facilit has had impressive results and fits the Ørn portfolio perfectly. This acquisition strengthens our position nationally in the Facility Management field,” says Ørn Software’s CEO Sten-Roger Karlsen. The acquisition gives Ørn Software a 39% share of the Norwegian facility management market. The acquisition also provides Ørn with 12 highly skilled employees in Tromsø and Tønsberg. Globally, this is a rapidly-expanding business area. Even better systems for sustainable management, operations, maintenance and development of property will be required in the future.
“Facilit has developed flexible and modern software that has been well received in their part of the market. Markets where Ørn Software so far has had a relatively small presence, such as Norwegian municipalities and counties. So, market-wise we complement each other very well,” Karlsen continues.
On the 29th of March 2021 Ørn Software went public on Euronext Growth in Oslo
The IPO is a huge milestone in Ørn Software’s history of strong growth. The listing on Euronext Growth represents a solid platform on which we can build our growth story further. Over the last few years, we have continued to improve our customer proposition and broaden our geographical footprint. This combination of organic and acquisition-driven growth initiatives has led to an annual recurring revenue that on average has increased 80 % per year in the period 2017-2020.
Capital increase of NOK 250 million
CEO of Ørn Software, Sten-Roger Karlsen, emphasizes that the listing on Euronext Growth in Oslo will enable the company to continue its strong growth. Ørn Software raised NOK 250 million in new equity ahead of the listing, and attracted a range of high-quality investors, including Swedbank Robur, BI Asset Management, Aktia Asset Management, and Tar Heel Capital. Based on the offer price of NOK 10.50 per share, the market capitalization of Ørn Software is NOK 902 million, including the new shares.
Ørn Software’s largest shareholder since 2017, Viking Venture, has during the last nine months IPO’ed four of its portfolio companies – all B2B software as a service companies with M&A driven growth.
Our adventure continued in May, when we could add Landax to the family
Landax has a unique position within the Quality Management space, and its platform offers an impressive width in functionality that perfectly complements our existing portfolio. Landax represents an offering that is highly attractive for Ørn’s existing customers, and vice versa. The acquisition adds 540 new customers to Ørn Software’s portfolio, including a range of large companies within Norwegian retail, logistics and industry. The acquisition also provides Ørn with 11 highly skilled employees in Norway, and a development team in Poland.
Today, companies need to continuously increase efficiency and quality to remain competitive and relevant. Implementing digital management tools is an important step towards meeting these goals. Mega-trends like digitization, smart buildings and cities, and industry 4.0 are driving the development of new technology, allowing even more value to be created with our software solutions.
Last, but not least. Today, Ørn Software could announce the acquisition of Finish company Rapal
The acquisition adds 250 new customers to Ørn Software’s portfolio. Not only real estate companies, but also real estate tenants and architectural offices. It also provides Ørn with 70 highly skilled employees in Espoo, Finland, and a subsidiary in San Francisco. The US business is primarily focused on workplace analytics and smart office solutions. This gives consultants and architects access to tools used in the design phase of building projects to optimize space utilization.
“Through the acquisition of Rapal, Ørn Software continues to execute on its geographical expansion and growth plan. Rapal’s offering is highly complementary to Ørn’s real estate platform, with best-in-class solutions for lease, space and workplace management. Rapal’s Smart office solution meets the post-Covid demands perfectly, empowering companies to ensure a safe return to a more dynamic and flexible workplace”
Sten-Roger Karlsen, CEO Ørn Software
The acquisition of Rapal represents Ørn Software’s first step into Finland. After the acquisition of Rapal, we will be represented in all the Nordic countries. This will give us huge cross-selling opportunities in each region and across borders.
“I am excited to start working with Ørn. It was obvious from the very beginning that there is no overlap in our offering, neither geographically nor in terms of content, even though the customer segments are the same. This offers us great possibilities to provide our customers with a unique and versatile product portfolio. As the CEO and main owner of Rapal for over thirty years, I am particularly happy to join the Ørn family, which I find very professionally managed and share same vision as we do; to be a recognized and leading SaaS-provider in the fragmented space and occupancy management markets in Europe,”
https://mainmanager.no/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/mainmanagerLOGO.png00Gro Teighttps://mainmanager.no/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/mainmanagerLOGO.pngGro Teig2021-06-28 08:45:442021-06-28 08:48:00The Ørn Software family is growing!
At the end of December 2020, the Norwegian software company View Software bought all shares in MainManager AS. The companies have now merged under the name Ørn Software.
From ultimo April, MainManager’s company name will be changed to Ørn Software AS. The name change is part of establishing a common vision and values of all companies within the Ørn Software family. Ørn Software has succeeded well in the M&A market. We had four acquisitions in 2020 alone: Pixelwerk, Avector, MainManager and Entro IT, in addition to Facilit in 2021. Together we use our strengths to create a comprehensive range of information technology solutions and strengthening business services.
We give you the big picture. That is why we from 2021 onwards will be called ØRN Software.
The king of the sky has an eyesight eight times more powerful than that of humans. The eagle flies higher than any other bird and can rotate its head 210 degrees. It has two focal points in its eyes, so that it can look both straight ahead and sideways at the same time!
In the same manner, we help our customers to both see the tiny details as well as the whole picture.
Ørn Software offers SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions with an emphasis on real estate and quality management as well as solutions for energy efficiency and sustainability. There is a great demand for digital solutions that contribute to increased efficiency in real estate management. We are fully involved in the exciting development that is taking place in the industry.
We are a fast-growing company and have doubled the turnover last year with over 1,200 customers in the Nordic region, aiming to be a Nordic leader in our core areas. We are also entering foreign markets.
On March 29th, 2021, Ørn Software was listed on Euronext Growth in Oslo. The company raised NOK 250 million in new equity ahead of the listing, which enables the company to continue to grow. This way we can offer our customers an even more diverse range of solutions and services. Read that story here!
In August 1990, Gunnlaugur B. Hjartarson and Linunhonnun engineering office, along with Petur Gunnlaugsson, started the MainManager adventure. At the time, the concept of Facility Management did not exist in the minds of its founders. The main objective was maintenance of buildings and the development of knowledge banks for durability of building parts.
Founder, Gunnlaugur reflects:
We were lucky to get good customers from the beginning, but in these early years, we probably also made all the mistakes that could be made. Brave men and women were sent out to building sites to measure and record building components, ranging from windows and walls to technical systems and beyond. We soon became champions on registering building parts, but we had little focus on how maintaining all this detailed information would do the building owner any good. When we saw what they really needed; tools that solves daily tasks, we began to identify what kind of processes are useful for the general management of real estate.
This was a good lesson for us – and our customers. It should be mentioned that they are still our customers today.
After some time, we learned that our subject is called „Facility Management“. We have developed this subject further, with great partners in Scandinavia and the UK. The journey has been extremely instructive. Now, 30 years later, MainManager is used to manage 10.000.000 m2, in 7 countries.
Through our many and varied customers, and off course our skilled employees, we have learned which processes in Facility Management gives the most benefits. It is fair to say that MainManager over the years has developed recognized and tested solutions within the Facility Management sector. So, after 30 years on our own, we are now super excited to start a new adventure as part of the ØRN Software family. I always wanted our product to be accessible for everyone who needs a clear overview of their properties. With ØRN, we will achieve just that.
Graphic Designer, Gro Teig continues:
In 2017 I started my adventure in MainManager. That makes me one of the latest to join the MainManager team. Still, I think my observations, my experience, (and my survey for the employees…) can shed some light on the people behind the product.
So, what started with 1 person in Iceland 30 years ago, now consists of a group of talented individuals in Iceland, Denmark, and Norway. We love to educate ourselves, and in total we spent around 120 years doing so : )
As a goldsmith, turned graphic designer, I must admit, I was a bit nervous about joining the crew of developers, engineers, sales- and product experts. I had been very ill for a few years. I felt a bit off my game, and entered a high intensity work environment, with my own reduced work capacity. All my nerves were soon calmed, as I from the start was very well taken care of. A reason for this might be that we, in addition to working with making great software, also are raising 37 children, 5 dogs, 5 cats and 9 (!) rabbits. That requires a lot of care & love!
I guess we also really love our workplace, as we in average have spent more than 10 years in MainManager. Some a lot more, a couple of us a little less. One can only do so much business, without a good dose of pleasure. We are travelers, nature lovers, party people, sportsmen- and women. We love Fridays, but do not mind Mondays. For those of us, who needs coffee to get through the week, we drink around 4 cups of the brew every day.
Every year all employees, and our partners, meet up for a fun weekend. With offices in Iceland, Denmark, and Norway, we do not really see each other that often. The annual party is therefore an event we all look forward to! 2020 was sadly a year we were not able to keep up the tradition, hug each other and dance the night away. I hope we can reach out beyond the screen soon!”
Now we are entering a new era, with our new extended family; Ørn Software. It’s exciting and we are looking forward to the road we’re going to walk with our new colleagues in Norway.
We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Global BIM and KAJIMA Corporation in Japan and Singapore.
Together with One Eighty in UK and the Kajima branch in UK and Ireland, MainManager are working in some exciting projects in Japan and Singapore such as Yokohama Gate Tower, Hakata station in Japan and BIM developments in JTC project in Singapore. We are really happy – and very proud – about this unique collaboration!
MainManager recently signed a contract with GlobalBIM in Japan, a subsidiary company of Kajima Corporation. This means that MainManager FM software will be distributed in the Japanese and Singaporean market, which is really exciting for us in MainManager.
GlobalBIM is – through Kajima Corporation – already engaged in using MainManager in big projects, such as the JTC joint research project in Singapore, Yokohama Gate Tower and Hakata Station 4-chome in Japan and few others.
This is the result of a very good cooperation between MainManager and our partners. By taking this step together, Global BIM and Kajima Corporation are taking a lead in the Asian market, in using BIM in Facility Management.
As our contact Bata Tamas in Global BIM says:
«Global BIM Inc. initially selected MainManager as partner and IWMS software solution for the Kajima Group, a leading AEC company in Japan. Our group now believes that this software offers unique value to all our external customers and is currently working with leading AEC and Facilities Management companies in customizing the delivery of products and services to meet the highest quality and the most challenging needs of customers in Japan and Singapore. In the future, considering the latest technological trends such as IoT, AR/VR, and AI, we will promote integration with public databases and development. In addition, global BIM Inc. is also looking ahead to the future of the built environment and envisions a fully integrated digital twin supported by an ecosystem of diverse solutions centered on MainManager«
https://mainmanager.no/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/mainmanagerLOGO.png00Gulli Hjartarsonhttps://mainmanager.no/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/mainmanagerLOGO.pngGulli Hjartarson2021-01-06 11:17:222021-01-06 12:22:28And then we take… Japan
The MainManager team is looking forward to being part of View Software and the Viking Venture family. We have found a perfect match for our vision and ambition to be a leading company within Facility Management in the Nordic region and other countries. We are experiencing a major shift in the construction industry. Professional building owners are gaining much more focus on how to efficiently managing their building portfolio. Using FM tools enables them to make even better decisions about new facilities and more sustainable solutions.
Who is View Software?
View Software is a Norwegian company with a dominant position in the development of software to support all forms of digital maintenance and energy follow-up. The company was founded in 1990 and has its headquarter in Trondheim. Their current activities are based in Scandinavia, but they have a clear strategy and goal of expanding in other parts of the world.
In recent years, View Software has acquired a number of software companies that support the maintenance of production equipment, aquaculture and properties. Read more about viewsoftware.
With the acquisition of MainManager, we have gained access to a modern software platform that will quickly strengthen our competitiveness in Scandinavia. When we look across our portfolio, we will be able to put together unique industry-specific solutions. Solutions that will enable our customers to realize even greater gains with View MainManager in the future.
Sten-Roger Karlsen, CEO View Software
Why selling MainManager?
At MainManager, we have always had ambitions to distribute the solution to the whole world. After 30 years in the Nordic region, we have learned that it requires in-depth market understanding and capital to gain a foothold in new markets. The owners of MainManager see the transfer as an important part of being able to realize the company’s full potential. We believe that View Software can meet this long-term strategic challenge. View works professionally with sales. Customer Success and User Experience Design are among the company’s core competencies. We have no doubt that it will benefit our current and new customers.
Will the sale lead to any major changes?
The founders of MainManager, Gunnlaugur B. Hjartarson and Gudmundur Ludvigsson, will remain in the company. They will become investors in View Software in connection with the transfer. All other employees remain in the company after the takeover. Our Icelandic team continues to work tirelessly from Reykjavik, and daily tasks will still be solved from our offices in Oslo and Copenhagen. MainManager’s brand and interface, lives on. We look forward to welcoming you and a lot of new users to View MainManager.
MainManager – ‘Excellent in Iceland’ – three years in a row
In September 2020, MainManager Facility Management once again received the Fyrirmyndarfyrirtæki í Rekstri (Excellent in Iceland) recognition by Viðskiptablaðið and Keldan. MainManager is among the 3% of companies in the country to receive this award. Now we have received it three years in a row – and we are pretty happy about the hattrick!
In order to get listed, companies need to live up to various conditions;
The companies must have delivered a positive return in the 2019 fiscal year. Revenues must have exceeded 30 million IS krónur, assets over 80 million, and the equity ratio must have exceeded 20%. In addition, other factors, like the results from previous year are taken into account.
But that’s not all
In addition to receiving the ‘Excellent in Iceland’ recognition, we are really excited about the development of our future MainManager FM version. We have learnt a lot within Facility Management for the last few years, and we are still learning. We have a great team, that consists of a diverse group of talented individuals that are passionate about delivering an outstanding product and service. That’s how we move forward in such a good way.
Big shoutout to MainManager Facility Management offices in Denmark and Norway, we all pull together! Hopefully we get to hang out together again – both customers and MainManager teams – across the different countries, when the world opens up again. In the meantime – stay safe out there.
The port of Aarhus have been our customers for almost ten years, and will now expand the use of MainManager to all of their buildings around the harbor. The port is Denmark’s largest commercial port, with the country’s largest container terminal and the largest public bulk turnover. This means that a significant part of the consumer goods that are imported and exported to and from Denmark are handled via The port of Aarhus.
Last Friday Gudmundur and I visited The port. We were very lucky to get a guided tour to see the biggest container cranes.
A few facts about the cranes:
These big cranes handle approximately 550.000 20 feet container in one year – more than 1 pr. minute
They are more than 50 meters high
The steel wire that lifts the containers weighs 3600 kg – only the wire itself
https://mainmanager.no/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/mainmanagerLOGO.png00Kristian Øgaard Thorsgaardhttps://mainmanager.no/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/mainmanagerLOGO.pngKristian Øgaard Thorsgaard2020-01-20 13:19:012020-11-12 13:11:21Fantastic experience at The port of Aarhus
Following the decision to merge the five municipalities; Ålesund, Haram, Sandøy, Skodje and Ørskog , the new municipality decided to tender for a new Facility Management system. MainManagers offer was rewarded with high scores in the evaluation, and a contract was signed last week. We are really looking forward to work with our new partners in Ålesund!
contract the new municipality of Ålesund intend to digitize a property
portfolio of approximately 500,000 m2. They will implement digital work
processes and utilize new technologies used in the construction industry, BIM,
2D interactive drawings, QR codes, APP, digital contract agreements, sensors
The municipalities implement the building information system, property management and asset management system, apartment rental system, project management system for construction of new buildings, help desk for property users, cleaning planning, equipment registration, etc. MainManager will be integrating to the new municipality’s financial system to monitor the progress of projects, maintenance and new construction costs.
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