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Wynyard Group’s slow, painful death arrives. Now, what about the customers?

October 28, 2016 – Crime Tech Solutions, a fast-growing and vibrant investigation software company based in Austin, TX, today announced a migration path for software users affected by the recent failure of New Zealand based Wynyard Group. Wynyard had positioned itself as a ‘leader in crime fighting software’, but never did find traction in the markets they coveted.

wynyardfailPer Wynyard Group officials, the company has placed itself in voluntary administration as it battles crippling losses and missed revenue forecasts, leaving customers in the dark as to the future of their investment in the crime fighting technology.

For users of the Wynyard Group case management software, Crime Tech Solutions has introduced a comprehensive ‘path forward’ that includes, in some cases, a license-cost-free replacement of the Wynyard Group system with the popular and robust Case Closed™ investigative case management solution for law enforcement and commercial investigation agencies.

Case Closed Software was developed by investigation professionals and for investigation professionals, and is widely used by investigative agencies across North America.

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“The objective”, said Crime Tech Solutions’ CTO Keith Weigand, “is to provide Case Closed software licenses to interested customers in exchange for the monies they already pay in annual maintenance and support.”

Tyler Wood, Operations Manager at Crime Tech Solutions, added “In essence, it’s a way to put what we think is better case management software into customers’ hands without the need to pay for expensive new software licenses.” While Wood acknowledges that there are internal costs associated with converting to any new solution, he feels that the intuitive and flexible nature of Case Closed is designed to mitigate those costs as much as possible.

About Crime Tech Solutions

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Case Closed Software is developed and supported by fast-growing Crime Tech Solutions

 

Crime Tech Solutions  is a low price / high performance innovator in crime analytics and law enforcement crime-fighting software. The clear price/performance leader for crime fighting software, the company’s offerings include Case Closed™ investigative case management and major case management, GangBuster™ gang intelligence software, powerful Sentinel Visualizer link analysis software, evidence managementmobile applications for law enforcement, comprehensive crime analytics with mapping and predictive policing, and 28 CFR Part 23 compliant criminal intelligence database management systems.

Shame on Wynyard Group

Posted by Douglas Wood

Wynyard Group, a New Zealand based provider of “crime fighting technology” has hit a new low. No, not in stock price or profitability… those are pretty low already.

Instead the company, who seemingly issues a press release every time someone buys new toilet paper, has sought to capitalize on the horrific events this past week in Paris. A new low indeed.

Undoubtedly sought out by Wynyard Group’s PR team, the New Zealand Herald published an article today featuring the company’s CEO Craig Richardson referencing the Paris attacks and touting how his company ‘expected’ to increase revenues by 50% due to rising demand. (This is the same company, remember, who ten weeks ago announced wider than expected losses.)

Note to Wynyard Group: The bodies in Paris aren’t yet cold. Using this as a publicity and marketing tool is despicable. Disgustingly despicable.

Anyone who can analyze a simple financial statement knows that Wynyard Group is burning cash. Still, as a publicly traded entity whose mission ought to be to deliver stakeholder value, does the company not have a requirement for common decency?  Apparently not. Using the mass slaughter of hundreds of innocent people for the purpose of yet another news article reeks of desperation, and it ought to sicken anyone associated with that company.

In the unlikely case that the New Zealand Herald reached out without prodding from Wynyard Group, the answer from any C-Level executive anywhere ought to have been “The attacks in Paris are heartbreaking, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families’… not “We expect to sell more stuff.”

At this point, Mr. Richardson, you can pretty much drop the mic and walk off stage. There’s really nothing you can do that will be more classless. At least I’d like to think that’s the case.

Wynyard Group shares were down over 1.5% today.