Activant Solutions announced that it will acquire Prophet 21, a technology provider to the wholesale distribution market, for $215 million. Activant is a business management solutions company focused on vertical industries.

“Prophet 21's next-generation business management solution, CommerceCenter, and e-commerce offering, Trading Partner Connect, give Activant a more comprehensive solution set that deepens our market expertise and leadership in the wholesale distribution industry,” said Larry Jones, CEO of Activant Solutions.

CommerceCenter combines SQL Server with Windows operating system in a product designed especially for distributors. Features include order and inventory management, purchasing, pricing, business reporting and analysis, and warehouse management.

Activant will continue to support and enhance Prophet 21 products as well as Activant's current wholesale distribution offerings. Customer contact information will remain the same. The transaction is expected to close in mid-September.