Abila Acquires Leading Provider of Online Continuing Education Solutions, Peach New Media
Acquisition expands company’s portfolio to provide continuing education and online learning services to associations and nonprofits
February 18, 2015 – AUSTIN, Texas – Abila announced today it has acquired Peach New Media, a leading provider and pioneer of online continuing education and online learning solutions. By adding Peach New Media’s innovative technology – Freestone™ learning platform – to Abila’s leading software and services portfolio, organizations now have access to industry-leading association and donor management, as well as continuing education software from one company.
“We believe this is an exciting announcement for our organization and the association and nonprofit market as a whole,” said Loretta Doon, CEO ofCalCPA, who uses Abila netFORUM as their primary association management system, and Peach’s Freestone learning platform to provide value added education and certification programs to more than 40,000 members. “Both companies have a keen focus on continuing to innovate and improve their solutions. We look forward to growing with Abila.”
Added Krista Endsley, CEO of Abila, “The acquisition of Peach New Media is part of our overall strategy to be the best provider of software and services to associations, nonprofits and government entities. By adding the Freestone learning platform and the exceptional Peach talent, Abila strengthens its strong portfolio of products and services that help enhance engagement, add value, increase revenue, and improve decision-making.”
For more than a decade, Peach New Media has helped leading professional associations, educational content providers, nonprofits and businesses bring continuing professional education and training online. The company’s flagship product, Freestone™, is a learning platform that manages and distributes online continuing education using a sophisticated system designed to accommodate the unique needs of accredited content and learners who must maintain licenses and/or certification, particularly in legal, medical and other fields requiring mandatory credit.
“The real potential for professional development and continuing education is when learning isn’t siloed but pulls together content, community, and information in a meaningful way,” said Celisa Steele, co-founder and an association industry analyst at Tagoras. “Abila’s acquisition of Peach New Media, points to maturity and should lead to better products and service–because they’ll be born of a more inclusive, less siloed mindset.”
“We’re excited to be a part of the Abila family,” said Dave Will, co-founder and chief executive peach of Peach New Media. “Our mission and focus has always been on giving organizations the power to easily share knowledge, change society, and improve lives. Our core values are very much aligned with Abila’s core values, and we feel that together we are in a better position to help organizations take their member experience to new levels.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Abila is a leading software and services provider to nonprofit organizations, associations and government entities. Organizations trust Abila to simplify and streamline accounting, donor and grant management and large scale fundraising processes so they can perform their best work and focus on delivering their unique mission. For Abila, it’s personal and backed by a team with more than 50 years of experience dedicated to helping organizations achieve their vision. For more information, please visit www.abila.com.
About Peach New Media, an Abila Company
Peach New Media, Inc. is a software and services company focused on Mandatory Continuing Education. Peach New Media’s flagship learning platform, Freestone™, is designed to deliver live webinars, webcasts, on-demand learning and continuing education. Peach offers implementation services, webinar event management, account support, full e-commerce and integration capabilities, end-user customer support, conference media capture and webcasting as additional services. Peach is continuing to show strong growth after 14 years of delivering online learning software and supporting services. For more information, please visit www.PeachNewMedia.com.