Avnet Technology Solutions has devoured IT estate management small fry Mattelli as it builds out a services portfolio.
Cheshire-based Mattelli developed the UNITY platform, which automates the collation of an organisation's software and hardware and cross references this against contractual agreements. It is designed to help maintain software compliance, keep on top of contract and renewals management, budget forecasting and tracking, cost allocation and tendering.
Graeme Watt, Avnet TS EMEA big cheese, said the software and services resources will boost "our strategic direction to significantly grow our services [portfolio]".
Most of the major distributors are building services to bolster their bottom line as commodity tech offers up slimmer margins.
Mattelli, incorporated in 2007, filled abbreviated accounts for the year to 31 July 2011 showing total assets less current liabilities of just £16,000. ®