In a strategic move to strengthen its position in the telecom management solutions market, IT-Development (ITD), the leader in telecom asset and site management, announces today the acquisition of the startup BuildAndRun, a rising star in the development of management software for fiber and mobile network subcontractors.

A Well-Established Collaboration

Founded in 2022, BuildAndRun quickly gained recognition thanks to its innovative platform that enables developers to improve and optimize planning, tracking, and collaboration around fiber optic and mobile site deployments. Already accustomed to collaborating with IT-Development, the BuildAndRun team swiftly convinced the market with its namesake software’s user-friendliness and seamless integration into an SME’s IT system.

A Strategic Acquisition in the Telecom Software Market

With its software offering essential features for project management dedicated to subcontractors, BuildAndRun perfectly complements IT-Development’s portfolio, already home to the ClickOnSite software.
BuildAndRun’s major strength lies in its intuitive features, such as calendar task visualization, spreadsheet-style progress tracking, and automatic report and Gantt chart generation. These make it an easy-to-adopt SaaS tool for all subcontracting professionals.
Its integration with Google and Microsoft environments also allows clients to secure their data and interact with their DMS (Document Management Systems) like Drive or SharePoint.

Vision and Synergies

Jérôme Perret, President of IT-Development, explains: “This acquisition offers numerous synergies and enriches the functional content of our respective solutions. By acquiring BuildAndRun, IT-Development now offers a 360° project management solution to its clients and prospects. While ClickOnSite is globally recognized for specifically meeting the needs of mobile network operators and tower companies, the acquisition of BuildAndRun also opens doors to the developer market. From my perspective, the best is yet to come with integrating the two solutions, whose complementarity is obvious in eliminating duplicate entries and tracking.“.

Strengthened Positioning

The transaction, of an undisclosed amount, allows IT-Development to position itself as the major player in asset and site management solutions for telecom operators and their contractors. By integrating BuildAndRun, the French company consolidates its leadership and paves the way for optimized end-to-end management of the telecom infrastructure lifecycle.