Leo MacCanna, CEO of Ocuco.

HJORRING, Denmark and DUBLIN, Ireland— Ocuco, the international optical software company founded in Dublin in 1993, has acquired the optical software business of Retail Planit A/S, headquartered in Denmark, yesterday, including the company’s name and brands. Financial details of the transaction were undisclosed. Ocuco currently has operations in the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Canada and China, from which it provides software to optical retailers and labs throughout the world.

Retail Planit A/S is a Danish company with wholly owned subsidiaries operating in Norway as Retail Planit Norge (formerly Optimal Optik) and in Sweden as Retail Planit Sweden AB (formerly Optitec AB).

With its software package Optitec RS, Retail Planit is the market-leading supplier of optical practice management software (PMS) solutions in Scandinavia, according to a statement from Ocuco. It is the only supplier of a pan-Scandinavian PMS solution which is customized to the clinical and retail requirements of eyecare practitioners in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, according to the statement.

Ocuco will continue to offer Optitec RS to independent practices in the region, and it will be enhanced by integrating it with a broad range of Ocuco add-on modules such as Web Diary and e-Commerce/Omni-channel.

More than 8,750 locations in 40 countries use Ocuco software and services. The company has over 200 staff based in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, England, Wales, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Australia and China. Ocuco Enterprise solution, Acuitas, implemented in leading global chains such as Vision Express in the U.K., Salmoiraghi e Viganò in Italy and FYidoctors in Canada, will now be supported locally in the Nordic region.

Leo MacCanna, CEO of Ocuco, said, “The Nordic countries are known for their premium optical retailing and high-end clinical ophthalmic services. This makes the region a perfect market for our solutions. By adding the Optitec RS solution and the excellent capabilities of the local team we are now uniquely positioned to service the whole region.” Retail Planit will transfer 12 staff members based in Norway, Sweden and Denmark to Ocuco to maintain local design, support and delivery.

“This acquisition brings to Retail Planit the resources to grow its current strong base of independent eyecare practices with Optitec RS while at the same time offering new enterprise solutions that meet the needs of the larger chains” said Eric Huet, managing director of Ocuco France, who is managing the integration of the new acquisition into the Ocuco Group.