Activant Solutions Inc. has acquired Silk Systems Inc., including its wholly-owned subsidiary Silk Dimensions Systems Inc., computer software provider for the Canadian home improvement, wholesale distribution and building materials industries.   ; The acquisition expands Activant's presence in the Canadian market while building on current technology and service offerings for customers across North America.   ; Hardware and home improvement centers, lumber and building materials and wholesale distribution are all key growth markets for Activant and are part of our larger corporate strategy of supporting customers across North America, including Canada," said Pervez Qureshi, CEO of Activant Solutions.   ; Silk Systems offers a business management ERP solution for the home improvement, wholesale distribution and building materials markets. Available systems include integrated point of sale, inventory control, e-business, Web-based and financial management systems.   ; While Silk customers will maintain relationships with the Silk team, they also now have access to Activant's range of products, services and support offerings. Activant plans to continue to support Silk's current products for the foreseeable future.   ; Activant Solutions Inc. is a technology provider of vertical business management solutions serving small and medium-sized retail and wholesale distribution businesses. The company serves three primary vertical markets: automotive aftermarket; hardlines and lumber; and wholesale distribution.