The company will continue to operate as PPM and their head office will remain in Edmonton, Canada PPM 2000, the industry’s leading authority on incident management, has been acquired by Klass Software (“Klass”), the acquisition group of Klass Capital, a leading enterprise software, growth equity fund headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Effective immediately, Will Anderson, the CEO of Klass Software, is now the CEO of PPM. Elaine O’Sullivan and Brian McIlravey will continue with the company as President and Executive Vice-President, respectively. “PPM‘s innovative incident management solutions are one of the cornerstones driving today’s new security models built on real-time analysis and incident prevention,” said Anderson. “With the strategic and financial backing of Klass, PPM will further improve on the successful growth that the company has experienced since its founding in the rapidly evolving professional security market.” “As the founders of PPM pass the torch to the company’s new owners, it’s about strengthening PPM as a technology company,” said O’Sullivan. “We look forward to accelerating innovation, pursuing new markets, and delivering more incident management options to our clients. Added McIlravey, “Klass is a great fit for PPM, and the right company to take us to the next level. We’re excited about a future focused on expanding PPM’s incident management portfolio with complimentary technology and services.” The company will continue to operate as PPM, and their head office will remain in Edmonton, Canada. Secure Strategy Group (SSG) served as the exclusive advisor to PPM (SSG provides Broker Dealer Services through Pickwick Capital Partners, LLC Member FINRA SIPC).
PPM is marking the introduction of ISD by setting up an Incident Command Center PPM 2000 has announced the launch of a new Integrated Solutions Division (ISD) for expanding, managing, and maintaining PPM’s growing portfolio of integrations for their Perspective incident management software. Here at ASIS, PPM is marking the introduction of ISD by setting up an Incident Command Center where PPM and their partners will showcase how organisations can seamlessly connect systems, people, and processes to drive intelligence-led situational awareness and complete security operations management. In today’s security marketplace, integrations between systems and software are typically application-specific, custom, and have long development cycles all the way from needs identification to delivery. PPM’s ISD will focus on developing solutions with technology partners that: Integrate Perspective with electronic security systems such as access control, video management, and mass notification. Address needs for real-time security event management and tracking and the associated incident data capture and advanced reporting, all within a single software application. Offer comprehensive security management tools for enterprise applications requiring integration with multiple systems, software, and vendors in a common operational environment and user interface. Provide a comprehensive solution to manage all facets of Security Operations Center (SOC) systems, processes, and resources. Through a range of integration options, users will realise numerous operational and financial benefits, including the automation of incident data entry, synchronisation of event and alarm data to incident records, standardisation of incident response, reduction in incident/event processing time, and consolidation of all incident data and security operations information in a common database. “Integrations and our open API have been a huge part of PPM’s growth in the last couple of years" PPM’s ISD will be run by Dan Ireland, CPP, an industry veteran with 22 years of experience with leading electronic security vendors and as a security consultant specialising in integrated system design and implementation. “Security professionals continue to face challenges resulting from the deployment of multiple electronic systems and vendors, multiple software platforms, and multiple service providers,” said Ireland. “Solutions to bring all of your organisation’s security data and operational processes into a common platform have historically been custom and costly, carried high risk of failure, and been slow to implement. Solutions from PPM’s ISD will address all of these barriers and provide scalable, standardised, cost-effective, quick-to-deploy options backed by viable use case and ROI information.” As part of its initial launch, in addition to their ASIS Booth (#1537), PPM is hosting an Incident Command Center, located in Meeting Room #7 near the west entrance. The Incident Command Center will feature key PPM partners Guardly, Microsoft Global Security, MIR3, Sureview, and Winsted in a mock command center setting where they will showcase how mission-critical security systems interact, communicate, and integrate for a complete end-to-end incident management solution. The ISD team from PPM will be stationed at the command center for the week, and a list of scheduled events will be available at PPM’s booth and posted at the Incident Command Center. “Integrations and our open API have been a huge part of PPM’s growth in the last couple of years. The newly formed ISD formalises what we have been doing for mission-critical operations and takes it to the next level,” said Brian McIlravey, Co-CEO of PPM. “With Dan’s professional network and background in security, systems, and integrations, he is the ideal leader for the ISD, and the Incident Command Center that we’ve set up for ASIS is the perfect showcase for what PPM and our partners can do.”
With the new integration, visually enriched activity reports are automatically recorded in Perspective Trackforce™, a leading provider of officer management technology, and PPM 2000, a leading incident, investigation, and case management software company, announced a new integration between their physical security solutions GuardTek™ and Perspective by PPM™ at ASIS 2014. With the new integration, visually enriched activity reports created by security officers on the GuardTek platform through m-Post or Patrol products are automatically recorded in Perspective, enabling command centers to seamlessly process field activities without the burden of entering report data manually. “We are very excited to launch this new integration,” said Guirchaume Abitbol, CEO and President of Trackforce. “PPM is a wonderful partner with great technology. The new integration should help a number of joint customers expand their capabilities and real-time reporting.” With bi-directional communication between the applications, call categories configured in Perspective can immediately be available to officers using the GuardTek products after an import. Once the report is submitted, report details with field selections, text, and pictures are available instantly within Perspective. Similar to event and activity reports, guard tour reports are transmitted into Perspective and are available as PDFs regardless of the type of device used to complete the tour. “If you are looking for a solid officer management product tightly bound to our incident management tools, the team at Trackforce has completed an excellent integration to Perspective,” said Brian McIlravey, Co-CEO of PPM. “It combines two market leading products and companies and expands options for clients with mobile officers.”
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