Univerus announced its acquisition of Athlete Information Systems (AIS), a SAAS solution that enables sports organizations and institutions to manage the compliance, academic and medical information for athletes and coaches.

Univerus said the AIS software platform complements Univerus’ Unity platform. The combination of both platforms is expected to allow the company to supply comprehensive products for the post-secondary market.

With the acquisition, Univerus welcomes the AIS team, including its CEO and Founder, Jeff Downie. Downie is also the founder of iWork, which was acquired by Univerus last month.

“Partnering with Jeff has been a great experience. What he brings to the table has been an invaluable addition to the Univerus team. His background in the university, sports and higher education industries round out our member management suite, allowing Univerus to break into exciting markets we’ve yet to expand into,” said Brad Atchison, CEO of Univerus.

AIS’ portfolio includes Canadian universities, colleges and sports organizations that will benefit from the increased development, support and sales resources through Univerus.

“The leadership team at Univerus has been phenomenal from the first conversation. Everybody has been exceptional, which was what initially piqued my interest in joining,” said Downie. “Now, I’ve completely bought into the vision of creating a leading vertical market solution through Unity as a common platform. I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds.”

Photo courtesy Athlete Information Systems