If HP is now shopping for other companies, as Reuters’ report suggests, Software AG and Progress Softwareare both potential targets, given their integration, SOA infrastructure, and business process management software. Software AG is larger than Tibco, with about $1.4 billion in revenue last year. Progress is smaller, at $156 million in 2010 revenue.
I will be interested to see what Progress have planned for Savvion and hope IBM are going to talk a bit about Lombardi. For those who are interested, have a look here for more information and registration.
ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ProgressSoftware Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a leading software provider that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive announced today at its Global Field Operations Conference the acquisition of Savvion Inc., a privately held business enterprise software company based in Santa Clara, California, for approximately $49 million, net of cash acquired.
It is targeted at a rapidly growing online community of IT professionals, journalists, industry analysts, and other constituents interested in following Metastorm and related BPM and EA trends on a global basis.
Metastorm is, a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Business Process Analysis (BPA), and Enterprise Architecture (EA) software for aligning strategy with execution, today announced the unveiling of a new blog site – “Because Process Matters.” Metastorm will use the blog site to post relevant company and solution news, provide viewpoints on industry trends, and host multimedia content highlighting customer successes, partner solutions, events, and product releases.