Lake Mary, FL, USA — accesso is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of VisionOne Worldwide Ltd, a leading provider of ticketing solutions for casinos, fairs, sporting events, arenas, theaters, performing arts centers, and tours. VisionOne operates ShoWare, a customizable cloud-based Software-as-a-Service ticket sales and distribution solution used by more than 475 venues and leisure organizations throughout North and South America, and processes more than 19 million tickets annually.
The acquisition brings together two major adjacent markets in the ticketing industry – leisure/attractions and entertainment – and firmly establishes accesso as a leader in that space.
VisionOne offers theaters, sports stadiums and music festivals box office and online ticketing solutions called ShoWare, and was the first ticketing provider to allow venues, promoters and artists the ability to sell tickets through Facebook.
“By developing a platform that improves collaboration between venues, promoters and entertainers, VisionOne has capitalized on a unique opportunity within the live entertainment industry for small and medium sized venues,” said Tom Burnet, accesso CEO. “By offering an affordable self-service ticketing solution backed by 24/7 support, ShoWare is well positioned to continue their rapid growth in an underserved marketplace.”
VisionOne Inc. has been providing a wide variety of e-commerce, consulting and software services to a global roster of clients since 1999. Headquartered in Fresno, Calif., the company boasts more than 66 employees and operates five offices in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil.
“We’re excited to be joining a company as respected and progressive as Accesso,” said Bruno Boehi, VisionOne CEO. “By combining our technology with Accesso’s award-winning solutions and established relationships, we can significantly accelerate our shared vision of leveraging technology to build better connections between venues and consumers around the world.”
Under terms of the deal, VisionOne will retain its Fresno headquarters and Boehi will serve as president of the VisionOne division of accesso. All VisionOne employees will join the accessogroup, growing the organization’s workforce to more than 250 full time, and 1,200 part time employees.