HelpSystems (now Fortra) Adds Document Lifecycle Management to its IT Automation Portfolio with Acquisition of RJS Software

Suite of products helps companies go paperless and efficiently manage the lifecycle of documents and data across multiple platforms; on-premises or in the cloud

Minneapolis, MN, July 1, 2014HelpSystems, a leading provider of systems management, security and compliance, and business intelligence software, today announced the acquisition of RJS Software Systems, Inc. (RJS) and its suite of document management solutions.

RJS provides a comprehensive suite of solutions that help small to medium-size enterprises (SMEs) automate paper based business processes by electronically managing the entire lifecycle of their critical documents and data.

“The solutions from RJS fit well with the rest of HelpSystems portfolio of products dedicated to improving productivity in our customer environments and automating key business processes,” said Janet Dryer, CEO of HelpSystems. “In addition, this acquisition accelerates the growth of our business that is dedicated to delivering software solutions that run on multiple computer platforms.”

RJS’ customer base spans multiple industries ranging from government, education and healthcare, to manufacturing, retail, and hospitality.  The company’s flexible solutions integrate with industry-specific business applications such as Oracle, SAP, QuickBooks, Sage, Microsoft Dynamics, JDA, JD Edwards, Infor, Epicor, Optimum Solutions, and more.

“Up to this point in the company history, RJS has focused its business on building high quality products that help our customers gain efficiencies in their business and recognize a business ROI in less than a year,” said Richard Schoen, Owner, President, and CTO of RJS. “With the resources and support of an organization like HelpSystems, RJS has the opportunity to scale faster and capture a larger share of the growing market for enterprise content and document management.” 

Along with the acquisition of RJS, HelpSystems also announced today the acquisition of RODIN data warehouse software from Coglin Mill. Together, these two acquisitions bring the total to 13 acquisitions that HelpSystems has completed since 2006.

About RJS Software

RJS provides software solutions that help manage the entire lifecycle of a company’s businesses information. From front-end data capture and forms creation to managing, storing, and distributing information electronically, RJS provides solutions that help businesses improve productivity, save money, and make better decisions. For more information about RJS, visit

About Fortra:

HelpSystems, LLC is a leading provider of systems and network management, security and compliance, and business intelligence solutions. Fortra software reduces data center costs by improving operational control and delivery of IT services. Founded in 1982, the company has 14 offices worldwide and over 8,700 customers from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Fortra sells its solutions directly and through strategic partners worldwide. The company is backed by Summit Partners, a leading growth equity investor in the software sector with nearly $15 billion of capital under management. 

HelpSystems (now Fortra) brands include: Robot, SEQUEL Software, PowerTech, Skybot Software, Bytware, Safestone, CCSS, InterMapper, ShowCase and AutoMate. Learn more at