Fog Software Group Announces Acquisition of Factivity

15 January 2019 – (Deerfield, IL, USA) – Fog Software Group (“Fog”), a division of Vela Software, has completed the acquisition of Factivity, Inc (“Factivity”).

Cleveland, OH-based Factivity is a leader in Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software providing companies with plant floor production visibility, process optimization and integrated Advanced Planning Scheduling (APS) solutions. As a QAD Software partner, the multi lingual FACTIVITY suite of products serves made-to-stock, made-to-order and process manufacturers with installations in 16 countries worldwide.

Following the acquisition Factivity will operate as an independent division of Fog Software Group. The company will continue to develop, enhance, service, and support their industry leading FACTIVITY (MES) and other software solutions in providing a competitive edge to customers.

“To remain competitive in today’s manufacturing landscape it is imperative to optimize labor, automation, and the integration of the two within each unique production environment. Factivity’s product suite facilitates and accelerates the successful accomplishment of these goals.” said Andy Hodge, FOG Software Group Portfolio Manager for Supply Chain and Logistics. “Factivity is very complementary to our growing portfolio of manufacturing solutions, and brings added depth to multiple vertical markets that we serve.”

“I am very pleased to become a part of the Fog portfolio.” said John Leibert, President of Factivity. “Financial strength, shared best practices and peer network support will all contribute to success for Factivity customers and staff alike.”

About FOG Software Group
Deerfield, IL-based FOG Software Group is a division of Toronto-based Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc. [TSX:CSU] . The companies acquire, manage, and build software companies in a variety of vertical markets. By helping their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions that can strengthen their market position, their portfolio companies become clear leaders in their industries.

About Factivity Software:
FACTIVITY provides manufacturing companies with easy-to-use activity tracking for your factory floor: from work force time tracking to overall equipment effectiveness. We provide the information systems to extend your ERP system to the factory floor. Our unique touch screen interface can provide a reliable method to clock employees into the factory and track their time on each and every job. FACTIVITY can be the HMI to your machines and equipment, providing real-time OEE and historical analysis, to promote lean manufacturing and best practices in your production process. To learn more, visit

Editorial contact: Andy Hodge, Portfolio Manager, Supply Chain and Logistics, Fog Software Group, +1 847-572-4545

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