Emids acquires software development company Cloud Development Resources

Emids, a Nashville-based healthcare informatics consulting firm, has acquired Cloud Development Resources (CDR), a software development and IT solutions company based in Sarasota, Florida.

Founded in 2018, CDR focuses on leveraging Outsystems, a popular low-code development platform, to help customers build, deploy and manage mobile and web-based enterprise applications. The company’s team of onshore and offshore professionals work with companies in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, financial services and consumer goods sectors.

CDR has approximately 180 employees in the United States and the Philippines.

According to a press release, Emids’ acquisition of CDR and its partnership with Outsystems will help the company deliver healthcare IT projects faster to market.

“If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that you have to be able to turn on a penny,” said Clark Swain, president of CDR. “To be able to do this in a way that is secure and easy to maintain, you have to completely rethink how you deliver the solutions; low-code technology is the answer.

Emids acquired Quebec-based user experience (UX) specialist Macadamian last year. The deal added more than 100 people and expanded the company’s presence in Canada, Romania and Armenia.

The Nashville-based IT consultancy also last year bought Quovantis Technologies, an India-based UX design company with about 300 people.

“We are excited to pioneer the combined strength of modern digital engineering and low-code engineering for our healthcare and life science customers,” said Kumar Kolin, Director of technology at Emids. “It will accelerate their digital transformation and customer experience journey at an unprecedented rate.”

Founded in 1999, Emids supports the healthcare and life sciences industry with digital transformation, custom application development, data engineering, business intelligence and expert consulting services. The company has more than 2,300 people in offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Romania, Armenia and India.

Gordon K. Morehouse