Everbridge acquires Svensk Krisledning AB and its Crisis Commander crisis management product

Published: Thursday, 26 January 2017 09:29

Everbridge, Inc., has announced that it has acquired Sweden-based Svensk Krisledning AB, the developer of the SaaS mobile crisis management solution, Crisis Commander. The acquired solution extends the Everbridge Suite by enabling complementary mobile collaboration, task assignment and response management during critical events.

“Organizations have traditionally relied on paper and binders to record and store their crisis plans, but that practice is very outdated in a mobile world,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “Crisis Commander naturally fits with our commitment to helping organizations be better prepared to keep people safe and to rapidly respond to business incidents. The solution makes the coordination, collaboration, and follow-through of response during an event more transparent and auditable.”

The Crisis Commander product is highly complementary to the Everbridge suite and its two-way communication and automated workflow capabilities will be heightened by integration with the platform. The acquisition brings technology that will enhance Everbridge’s core mobility platform and extend the capabilities of its employee safety and security solutions.

“The opportunity to join forces with the Everbridge team presented a strategic opportunity for the Crisis Commander team. We can now merge our robust mobile collaboration offerings with the industry leader for critical communications to offer the strongest crisis management and response solution in the industry,” said Thomas Hagström, CEO, Svensk Krisledning AB. “We are excited about joining the Everbridge team and continuing our journey of serving the business continuity and crisis management efforts of organizations around the globe.”

Svensk Krisledning is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Everbridge, and the company’s employees will remain based in Stockholm. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, and the transaction is not expected to have a material impact on 2017 revenue or profitability.