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This company develops and supports Microsoft Excel templates and tools to assist Continuous Improvement, LEAN and Six Sigma professionals charged with driving process improvement across the enterprise. These tools are used by individual companies as well as Continuous Improvement Consulting companies. The primary target market is manufacturing businesses in the $10 Million to $30 Billion range with an understanding of how LEAN, Six Sigma and the Toyota Production System (TPS) philosophy has contributed to global manufacturing Best Practice. In addition, the templates and tools can be automatically translated into multiple languages including character languages (like Chinese or Arabic) at the press of a button on the platform control panel. These templates and tools are key in the activities of LEAN Process Improvement. This is a software company that fills the needs of a highly skilled marketplace of Lean Practitioners and Lean Consulting Companies. It is highly recommended the buyer have experience with LEAN Methodologies, and/or TPS methodology. (Toyota Production System). The successful buyer will understand the value of Continuous Improvement how these tools and templates help drive profit and performance for any organization. The company has had nearly 50,000 users experience the highly developed templates and tools. These 50,000 former and current users represent a wealth of new consulting opportunities as well as net new software sales.
This is also an opportunity for small software company or integration software company to offer a best in class software tool to a very specific and lucrative market segment. If you have LEAN expertise in your software organization that is helpful. If not, there is still a great opportunity to build a new business around this platform.
The successful buyer will understand the value of Continuous Improvement and how these tools and templates help drive profit and performance for any organization.
The seller will consider up to 70% financing for the buyer with a clear vision of how to continue the legacy of the platform and a plan to drive growth of the platform in the coming years.
This business is a modern virtual business that be operated from any location as long as there is internet access.
The company has significant growth potential because the products have recently been recognized by several major manufacturing industry publications. This company was recently named "Top 10 LEAN Manufacturing Solution Provider". This alone will drive growth and name recognition with many organizations that do not know about the comprehensive nature of the templates and tools available. Because the owner wants to retire, he has not in any way used this prestigious recognition to grow the business. He has chosen to stop attending trade shows, speaking at conventions, or demonstrate the platform at industry seminars. The owner's selling approach is limited to simply referring all prospective customers the website. Lastly, there are no direct links to several key manufacturing industry websites that have requested articles to feature the platform and its capabilities.
In addition, many LEAN consulting companies are looking for cost effective templates and tools created by a third party instead of investing valuable consultant time developing in-house tools for their clients. The current opportunities to significantly drive market exposure through industry publications and consulting companies is estimated to more than quadruple the annual sales of the company by 2020.
There is no direct competitor for the products and services offered. Most of the competition comes from developers of value stream mapping software. In addition, a few templates are provided by consulting firms to their clients. Many of these consultant provided tools are very simple and do not drive adoption of the continuous improvement goals. There is no other company producing Excel templates on a comprehensive platform that includes, a standard interface with online help for each function of the template. Lastly, all the templates can translated into multiple languages with just a few clicks.
Owner wishes to retire. Has been working part-time for past 2 years.
7 days/24 hours
Will train for 4 weeks @ no cost.
The owner prefers that the buyer have the competence and capacity to support current and future customers. The most successful buyer of this company will have competency and experience in LEAN Process Improvement and/or Six Sigma. This is an ideal fit for a current company or consulting firm with a small team of full-time process improvement consultants, or a firm with an existing network of contract consultants available.
$100,000 down/$230,000 for 84 mos. @ 7%.
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