Aclate Announces Acquisition of Northplains

December 20, 2018

Northplains’ customers and partners will benefit from Aclate’s shared services and focus on customer success.

AUSTIN, TX, DECEMBER 20, 2018 – Aclate, Inc. announced today the acquisition of Northplains Systems Corp, a leader in digital asset management for more than 20 years.

Northplains is a solution for Enterprise Digital Asset Management (eDAM) systems and the platform of choice for organizations that require protection, control and rapid access to millions of images, videos and other rich media files for commercial use and re-use across global markets and channels.

Founded in 1994 with headquarters in Toronto, Canada, the company has expanded its initial Digital Asset Management to encompass Content Lifecycle Management (CLM), helping companies align every decision with a company’s business goals, from creation and collaboration to decisioning, distribution and measurement. One singular dashboard connects assets to the marketing stack – optimizing and streamlining workflow.

With this acquisition, Northplains becomes part of ESW Capital, under the Aclate family of companies. ESW Capital, one of the largest privately held enterprise software companies in the world, acquires best-of-breed software solutions that possess the potential for further growth through increased investment. Northplains customers will benefit from Aclate’s shared services, along with its customer success program, a proven method for aligning product development with customers’ goals.

Chris Miller, General Manager of the Aclate portfolio, will assume the role of CEO for Northplains.

“We are excited to add Northplains’ portfolio of products that manage every stage of the digital asset lifecycle,” Chris Miller said. “Northplains solutions help companies deliver consistent, compelling content to the market, building and protecting what matters most – a company’s brand. This is more important than ever in today’s competitive environment.”

 About Northplains:
Northplains is the industry leader in digital asset and content lifecycle management technology. The company’s suite of SaaS and On-Premise digital asset management technologies assist users in working better, smarter, and faster throughout the content lifecycle. Northplains’ award-winning technology streamlines production, enables single-click syndication and powers omnichannel deployment while improving internal collaboration, brand consistency, and ROI. For more information, please visit

About Aclate:

Aclate acquires companies that offer proven, and often mission-critical, software solutions. Taking advantage of shared support services to handle day-to-day operations, brands under the Aclate portfolio are freed up to focus on the customer side of the business. Effective product investments, marketing, and customer interactions allow Aclate companies to achieve the highest levels of customer success. Aclate is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with remote team members across the globe. For more information, please visit