Field service software provider WorkWave has acquired Hawaii-based GPS Heroes, a GPS and telematics company that serves small and medium-sized businesses.

The acquisition will allow WorkWave to expand its customer base and extend its telematics platform for field service, last mile delivery and mobile workforce companies of all sizes, according to the company.

The combined company would serve more than 10,000 customers in 50 countries.

"While this combination adds scale for WorkWave in telematics, the more exciting part is that we will be able to bring additional value to the GPS Heroes client base quickly, allowing them to benefit from the investments we've made to develop [our] cloud-based end-to-end field service and last mile delivery platform," said Chris Sullens, CEO of WorkWave.

Don Mastrangelo, GPS Heroes founder and CEO, will join the WorkWave team to lead the transition and develop a new, channel-based go-to-market organization to drive growth across the enterprise going forward.  Additionally, WorkWave will retain the entire GPS Heroes team, their Honolulu office and the GPS Heroes brand.

"Our clients will now be able to access WorkWave's cloud-based platform that unifies lead management and marketing automation with a fully featured CRM and robust routing, mobile and telematics offerings," said Mastrangelo.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet