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BrainSell, an Inc 5000 Recipient and SugarCRM Elite Partner, Acquires Sugar Practice from Shafer Solutions Inc.

BrainSell, an Inc 5000 Recipient and SugarCRM Elite Partner, Acquires Sugar Practice from Shafer Solutions Inc.

December 02, 2016

Boston-based BrainSell was Sugar’s #1 Global partner in 2015 and this is their 29th acquisition since 2008

TOPSFIELD, MA–(Marketwired – December 02, 2016) – BrainSell Technologies (, a leader in providing business software solutions, and an Elite SugarCRM partner, is pleased to announce their acquisition of Shafer Solutions’ ( SugarCRM practice. Baltimore-based Shafer Solutions Inc. has been in business for over 30 years and has expertise in Intacct, Sage 100, OrangeLeap and SageCRM.

“This acquisition is not only a win for BrainSell and Shafer, but it’s a win for the client,” said BrainSell President and CEO Jim Ward. “BrainSell has over a twenty analysts and engineers dedicated to our Sugar clients, and an ecosystem full of integrated products that help drive Sugar adoption. We’re sure that Shafer’s Sugar clients will be impressed with the level of service and expertise that BrainSell will deliver.”

Sugar ( is an industry leader in the CRM market, winning PCMag’s highest overall customer satisfaction score, beating out Oracle, Microsoft CRM and,2817,2494212,00.asp

This is the 29th acquisition for BrainSell since 2008.

“Part of our strategy at BrainSell is growth by acquisition,” said Ward. “We’ve been growing at 30 percent per year since 2008, and we’re looking forward to even more aggressive growth in 2017.”

“I have no doubt that our Sugar clients will be in great hands with BrainSell,” said Larry Shafer, President and CEO of Shafer Solutions Inc. “Our clients with benefit from an even greater level of Sugar service and visionary advise on taking CRM to the next level.”

Current Shafer Solutions customers will get support from BrainSell on all things Sugar. Customers will also benefit from BrainSell’s knowledge outside of SugarCRM. BrainSell specializes in ERP and Marketing Automation products as well. Most of those other products can seamlessly integrate with SugarCRM.

About BrainSell

BrainSell is a business solutions company that is dedicated to helping businesses grow, create a delighted customer base and achieve grand success. BrainSell provides comprehensive ERP, CRM, and marketing automation solutions and services, including training, implementation and software development. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Topsfield, Massachusetts, BrainSell continues to grow in product knowledge and offerings.

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