Visual Antidote and Bursting Silver Announce Merger to Enhance iMIS Product and Service Offerings to the iMIS Marketplace

Toronto, February 7, 2024

In a significant development for the iMIS community, Visual Antidote and Bursting Silver, two frontrunners in iMIS services and products, have announced a merger, forming the world’s largest iMIS consulting group. Effective March 9, 2024, the merged entity will operate under the name Bursting Silver (BSI). 

The merger brings together nearly 80 skilled iMIS professionals, ensuring continuity in client experience and service quality. Clients of both companies will retain their existing contacts and support teams, ensuring no disruptions to their ongoing projects and support, while benefiting from additional pooled-resources and software solutions. 

Key Merger Highlights: 

Leadership and Innovation: The merger enables the founder of Visual Antidote, Keith Stoute, to become a Partner at BSI and assume the role as Chief Product Officer, focusing on innovative iMIS products and tools. Al Povoledo will retain his title of Managing Partner and CEO of Bursting Silver. 

Expanded Expertise:  Our newly-expanded team will allow us to provide greater capacity, product domain expertise, best practices, and industry specialization in the various verticals we serve – including regulatory bodies, trade associations, unions, and charities. 

Investment in A.I. – Aligning with technological advancements, especially in Artificial Intelligence, the merger positions the company to better assist clients in a rapidly evolving tech landscape and create new products and tools to further enhance client’s use of their iMIS systems and website. A new AI assistant for iMIS is already being developed. 

Valuable Product Offerings – We are now able to offer our clients an expansive portfolio of software product offerings that will enhance the overall value of your iMIS investment. Our cloud-friendly iMIS product portfolio now includes:

  • SecureScan – analyse and enhance the security settings of your iMIS system. 
  • Case Management – securely track and process cases, investigations, grievances, or complaints in iMIS. 
  • Document Valet -store documents associated with members and processes in the cloud-based document system of your choosing – including SharePoint. 
  • BSI Forms advanced forms with integration to iMIS. 
  • Scan2iMIS – create mobile barcode tickets for your events and scan attendance. 
  • Career Connect – a job board built directly inside of iMIS RiSE. 

Career Opportunities – As a certified Great Place to Work, the entity provides an even wider range of career opportunities for our current and future team members. 

“The merger of these two esteemed organizations promises to further enhance our capacity to deliver innovative products and solutions, offering substantial benefits to our customers. It also opens up exciting new opportunities for our employees. Having known the founders of Bursting Silver for over a decade, I am confident that our shared values and commitment to exceptional customer service will lead us to new heights. I am particularly excited about leveraging artificial intelligence to develop groundbreaking products, further enhancing the capabilities and value of iMIS for our clients.”

Keith Stoute, Partner and Chief Product Officer

“I am thrilled for both our clients and employees. By merging our firms, we are able to provide our clients with highly skilled consultants and a proven portfolio of products and solutions that are unparalleled in the industry. Additionally, this merger creates exciting opportunities for our team members to further develop and advance their careers.” 

Al Povoledo, Partner and CEO 

The merger marks a new era of excellence in iMIS consulting and technical services, reinforcing a commitment to customer satisfaction and trusted relationships. 

Contact Information:

Al Povoledo [email protected] 

Keith Stoute – [email protected]