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Cary’s Dude Solutions buys Sanford company

Cary-based Dude Solutions has acquired a tiny Sanford software company, a move that will enable it to offer a mobile app that can be used by its clients’ employees in the field.

Dude Solutions has acquired Mobile311, which has four employees and about 100 local government customers that use its software to help mobile workers manage their workload and locate bridges, roads, sewers signs and other “assets” as needed. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Dude Solutions, which has more than 400 employees, initially will incorporate the technology into FacilityDude, said Lee Prevost, co-founder and chief strategy officer. FacilityDude’s cloud-based software helps states and local governments, among others, manage their buildings and information technology operations.

Mobile311 is Dude Solutions’ second acquisition in the past three weeks. At the end of march it acquired Toronto-based Windmill Software, whose software is used by 650 senior living communities in the U.S. and Canada.

Privately held Dude Solutions, which generated about $40 million in revenue last years, anticipates adding 90-plus employees this year. Its original business, SchoolDude, provides software used by school districts and universities to manage their facilities.

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