MWD on OpenText + Metastorm

  • March 15, 2011
  • Scott

I was surprised the OpenText acquisition of Metastorm didn’t garner a little more attention in the press.  It certainly got less airplay than the acquisitions of Lombardi and Savvion received last year.  Maybe it is just a sign of how busy things are for the people who cover the space.

MWD recently published their take on the acquisition:

OpenText is no stranger to acquisitions, of course – its 2009 acquisition of Vignette being the most high-profile to date. But with key competitors IBM and Oracle now very firmly in the BPM game and pushing forward with investments to combine ECM and BPM capabilities for case management applications, it’s no surprise that OpenText would be on the lookout for a suitable BPM tools vendor.

That’s about how it reads to me, too.

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