The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has acquired San Francisco-based Web design company Emochila for an undisclosed sum.
Emochila specializes in designing Web sites for tax and accounting firms, and is one of Accounting Today’s Web site builder partners.
Thomson Reuters plans to leverage Emochila’s Web design technology and expertise to enhance its Web Builder CS site creation tool, along with other Web services. It said Friday it also plans to integrate Emochila's Web design technology into the Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite of products to expand the array of Web services products available in the suite.
“We welcome the Emochila team and Emochila customers into the Thomson Reuters family,” said Jon Baron, president, Professional, Thomson Reuters, in a statement. “We see this as an excellent opportunity, both for Thomson Reuters and for Emochila. When first meeting with Emochila, we immediately recognized they share the same commitment to superior technology, advanced functionality, and service excellence as Tax and Accounting. As we integrate Emochila into the CS Professional Suite, we’re confident we'll be able to deliver exciting new enhancements to the Emochila product line.”
The Emochila team will continue to work from their San Francisco headquarters and coordinate their development, sales, and services activities with Thomson Reuters’ Tax & Accounting offices in Dexter and Ann Arbor, Mich.
“We want to assure Emochila’s customers that they will continue to receive the same great products and service they’ve come to expect from us, and they'll still be dealing with the same support and technical team they’ve trusted for years,” said Emochila president and CEO Chad Brubaker in a statement. “Thomson Reuters is one of the most respected names in the tax and accounting profession, and we’re excited at the opportunities that joining this top-performing organization opens up to us. I know our customers will be happy with the even more innovative products and services that will now be available to them as a result of the Emochila team combining forces with Thomson Reuters."
Both Brubaker and Emochila chief operating officer Justin Curzi will remain onboard to ensure a smooth transition.
Emochila was founded in 2003 and provides custom Web sites to thousands of tax and accounting firms across the U.S. The company provides site design, site content, client retention tools, marketing tools, Web and email hosting, and other services.