Corporate Shuffle Scorecard

Aug. 10, 2007
An update on the the corporate moves of supply chain technology vendors.

Oracle Corp. paced the technology sector's relentless pursuit of solution vendors by spending close to $4 billion to acquire Hyperion Solutions Corp., a provider of performance management solutions ($3.3 billion), and Agile Software Corp., a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software ($495 million).

Of course, Oracle is far from being the only acquisitive software company, as more than two dozen supply chain technology vendors have changed hands in recent months. Interestingly, webMethods was acquired for $546 million by a German software company in what's thought to be one of the biggest software deals ever for the European IT industry, and the acquirer wasn't SAP (it was Software AG). SAP's recent acquisitions, meanwhile, have been on a relatively smaller, more strategic scale (MaXware and OutlookSoft). The following scorecard highlights significant corporate moves since our last update in the April 2007 IW.

Company/Product Parent Company Transaction Type Technology
Agile Software Corp. Oracle Corp acquisition product lifecycle management
Aldata Solution Sauna Acquisition acquisition supply chain management
Alignent Software Inc. Sopheon acquisition product roadmapping software
Blue Agave Software Inc. i2 Technologies Inc. acquisition replenishment software
CIMNET Inc. Invensys Systems Inc. acquisition manufacturing execution systems
ClearOrbit Inc. TAKE Solutions Inc. acquisition supply chain execution
Cyco Software BlueCielo ECM Solutions name change engineering content management
DataMirror Corp. IBM Corp. acquisition data integration
ESYNC TranSystems merger supply chain consulting
Hyperion Solutions Corp. Oracle Corp. acquisition business intelligence
IBS AG Siemens AG acquisition manufacturing execution systems
Innovate IT Kewill Systems acquisition service logistics
Inxight Software Business Objects acquisition business intelligence
JCIT International DemandPoint merger/name change demand flow technology
KNOVA Software Inc. Consona Corp. acquisition knowledge management
MaXware SAP acquisition identity management
NC Graphics Ltd. PTC acquisition CAM software
OutlookSoft Corp. SAP acquisition performance management
Pelion Systems DemandPoint merger/name change lean manufacturing software
SLIM Technologies Optiant acquisition supply chain network design
Smartag FCI acquisition RFID tags
Spotfire Inc. TIBCO Software Inc. acquisition business intelligence
TMT Software Co. TMW Systems Inc. acquisition fleet maintenance software
Ventyx Indus/MDSI name change service delivery management
W&H Systems Inc. Goods Movement Inc. acquisition material handling logistics solutions
WebMethods Inc. Software AG acquisition business integration software
Workbrain Corp. Infor acquisition workforce management
WTS Agility acquisition international transport logistics

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