Gainesville-based OPIE Software, which provides software solutions for orthotic and prosthetic medical offices, just acquired its largest rival, Futura International. Based out of Clearwater, Futura International will keep its customer support staff at its current offices. Everything else will be merged into OPIE’s offices near Santa Fe College.
This merger is particularly exciting for Gainesville because of the growth potential the deal provides Alachua County. Paul Prusakowski, OPIE's CEO, said he will be looking to add 12 to 20 technology support and development jobs in Gainesville over the next couple years. The merger is positive proof that Gainesville’s initiatives to attract and retain high tech jobs is working and bodes well for the future growth of Gainesville.