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DSI Acquires RareWire to Extend Ability to Deliver Best of Breed Consumer Mobile Experiences

Kansas City, Mo. – DSI®, the Mobile Supply Chain Company™, today announced it has acquired Kansas City-based mobile application development solution provider RareWire. The acquisition underscores DSI’s commitment to delivering industry-leading mobile application user experiences.

“RareWire is a strategic addition to DSI’s portfolio of mobility solutions,” said Matt McGraw, President and CEO, DSI. “This acquisition strengthens our ability to deliver superior consumer-quality mobile experiences that are highly competitive with any available in the market.”

RareWire’s functionality complements DSI’s existing integrated development environment (IDE), Application Studio. The combination of DSI’s robust mobile platform and suite of mobility solutions, together with the RareWire application framework, allows user experience (UX) designers and Web developers to create rich user experiences while maintaining the full manageability, security and rapid development approach of today’s DSI mobile applications.

“The addition of RareWire’s technology to DSI’s industry leading mobile platform takes it to a whole other level,” said Kirk Hasenzahl, President, RareWire. “As a tech entrepreneur in Kansas City, this is a dream scenario for us. For a company like DSI, with its deep roots and history in Kansas City to be the company that acquires us, we couldn’t have written out a better scenario. We can be a part of DSI’s global presence and existing product portfolio and expand upon the capability to enable companies to quickly and easily design and deploy the highest quality apps.”

DSI will offer RareWire’s functionality as an integrated extension of DSI’s flagship software product, its Mobile Enterprise Platform.

About DSI
Today’s digital economy demands end-to-end visibility and execution across the extended supply chain. As the Mobile Supply Chain Company™, DSI® equips companies with a mobile platform and solution accelerators that integrate with existing enterprise systems to mobilize and optimize supply chain functions. Our solutions will also maximize your enterprise software investment while preserving data and process integrity across existing systems of record. Visit to learn more!

About RareWire
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, RareWire is a software company that makes app ideas come to life. RareWire was the first ever tech startup to present at Kauffman Foundation’s now-global community 1 Million Cups, and went on to win numerous awards including the KC EDC Launch KC Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013. With the innovative App Creation Studio and a team of talented designers and developers, RareWire produces powerful native iOS and Android apps for companies such as Black & Veatch, Boulevard Brewery, Forever 21, West Point, and hundreds of others around the globe.