THE MOVE COMBINES PANTEK’S EXPERT LINUX & OPEN SOURCE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES WITH PENCILNECK’S HIGH-END DIGITAL STRATEGY AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
FRISCO, TX – Pantek of Independence, Ohio has acquired Pencilneck Software in an effort to expand its portfolio and offer expert-level web software development, user experience (UX) strategy and design services.
Pantek has long been known as a resource for medium to large scale companies who need high-level consulting for open source technologies from senior level engineers. Bringing Pencilneck onboard allows Pantek to diversify its already strong portfolio, offering not only open source software consulting and support but also a full menu of top-level web development services. Pencilneck Software has been able to create custom web-based software platforms for dozens of high-end clients.
Taking a best-practices approach, Pencilneck provides User Experience (UX) strategies and then custom fits web based technologies to the individual client’s business model. Because of its commitment to quality, Pencilneck’s clients turn out to be more like long-term partnerships and that’s the kind of culture Pantek is looking to strengthen with its client base. The alliance between Pantek and Pencilneck puts a team of experts under one roof that now offer expert IT services and hosting, as well as the best in digital strategy, design and production, giving clients access to short and long-term solutions in one place.
“We are excited to bring Jeff Schafer and his team to Pantek. This addition has positioned us for growth and will help us better serve our existing clients,” said CEO Michael Fischer.
Three of Pencilneck’s key employees will remain with Pantek, including one of the founders, Jeff Schafer, whose office will remain in Frisco, Texas. Pencilneck will not keep its name but its digital solutions offering will become a new division of Pantek.