MILWAUKEE, Aug. 20, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — ARI Network Services, Inc. (OTCBB: ARIS), a leader in creating, marketing, and supporting SaaS and DaaS solutions that connect consumers, dealers, distributors, and manufacturers in select vertical markets, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Ready2Ride Inc., of Floyds Knobs, Ind., the first-to-market and leading provider of enhanced aftermarket fitment data for the powersports industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“This acquisition is consistent with our strategy to grow the business both organically and through acquisitions. It strengthens our position as the premier provider of solutions that drive sales on dealer websites and across parts counters,” said Roy W. Olivier, President and CEO of ARI. ”Ready2Ride is the first to market an aftermarket fitment data service to the powersports industry. Working together, we will accelerate the development of new solutions that are natural additions to dealers’ parts counters and websites,” added Olivier. “We believe this will help our customers dramatically increase online and in-store sales of aftermarket parts, garments and accessories.” According to Olivier, ARI will begin marketing these products to approximately 10,000 dealers in fiscal year 2013. Additionally, ARI plans to launch the product to the marine industry during ARI’s fiscal year 2014.
“We share a common vision about the future and the critical role fitment data plays in driving
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