The Dutch software company Advisor Software Solutions joins Total Specific Solutions

April 3rd, 2023

Total Specific Solutions (“TSS”) expands its position in the horticultural sector by acquiring the Dutch software company Advisor Software Solutions B.V. (“Advisor”). Advisor is the supplier of a fully integrated ERP solution Match Online. Advisor is the fourth company in TSS’s agricultural portfolio next to ALFA PRO, TSD, and Passfield.

Advisor mainly targets wholesalers in the horticultural sector but also has auctions and nurseries as customers. The company offers its customers a complete solution for the operational processes with Match Online ERP and webshop. The software ensures a quick and efficient execution of the sales process and offers customers complete insight into and grip on their stock. Plus, they can enter customer-specific logistical and settlement agreements once, which the software then takes into account. On top of the ERP module, Advisor provides a multi-lingual webshop enabling customers to serve their market even quicker and more efficiently.

Joost van Haarlem, Portfolio Manager at TSS: „With the acquisition of Advisor, TSS has gained a broad base in horticulture. This sector has a large international market, is continuously in motion, and is challenged to deliver products correctly and fresh to the clients. The software companies in our portfolio can learn from each other by sharing best practices and becoming even more customer-focused. This is especially needed now as the market is consolidating, and the supply chain is shortening, resulting in changing demands of the ERP and software suppliers. Ab Haveman, founder and previous owner, has built a successful company and now hands over the reins to the new managing director Edwin Holleboom.
I look forward to guiding Advisor to a successful future within TSS together with Edwin and his team.“

Ab Haveman:“ My team and I have built a software solution for our clients that we can be proud of. It provides our customers with all their needs so they can service their national and international clients quickly and efficiently. Director Bert van Beek has managed the operations for the last few years. Now for both of us, the time has come to take the next step.
I have found a perpetual owner specialized in running successful software companies in TSS. Our company will maintain its identity, which our customers and employees will appreciate. As part of this large group, our colleagues will gain insights into expertise and proven methods regarding software-related areas you don’t have access to as a small company. This will be an enormous enrichment.
I am pleased to pass the directorship to Edwin Holleboom, and I am sure that he and the team will bring Advisor to new heights as part of TSS.“

Advisor Software Solutions
Advisor Software Solutions targets the horticultural sector with its Match Online ERP and Webshop software solutions. This sector in the Netherlands focuses primarily on an international market, meaning that software is a must for all operational processes, and a customer-friendly multi-lingual webshop is highly valued. Most employees of Advisor have experience in horticulture. The company is headquartered in Mijdrecht, the Netherlands.