Roundup: Oracle, Teradata, Saba Software, Ansys

Friday, January 7, 2011

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) has completed the acquisition of Art Technology Group (ATG), Oracle said in a statement without disclosing the purchase price.

"With the addition of ATG, Oracle can now provide best-in-class cross-channel CRM, retail and commerce that enables unified marketing, merchandising, service and order management, supply chain, and a seamless, personalized customer experience," the statement reads.

"The combination of technologies from Oracle and ATG provides consistent cross-channel interactions, unified service and an improved customer experience - all built on an industry standard middleware platform," said executive VP Thomas Kurian.

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US data warehousing provider Teradata (NYSE: TDC) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aprimo, which operates in the cloud-based integrated marketing software field, for some US$525mn, the former said in a statement.

"Aprimo's offerings are a new addition to Teradata's business analytics portfolio. By acquiring Aprimo, Teradata will be able to deliver powerful and integrated marketing management solutions," the statement reads.


California-based software company Saba Software grew in Latin America during the company's fiscal 2Q11, ended November 30, company VP of investor relations Roy Lobo said in a conference call with investors without going into further detail.

"International markets are another growth area for the company. Latin America has been an area of growth for the company, and we are expanding into China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. We have also expanded our global alliances and channel program to supplement our go-to-market strategy," the executive added.

The company generated total revenues of US$26.8mn in the quarter, an increase of 4% year-on-year.


Argentine renewable energy equipment developer and manufacturer Impsa is expanding its investment in US firm Ansys' (Nasdaq: ANSS) software to create innovative wind and hydro turbines, both companies said in a statement.

Impsa plans to apply the full range of Ansys capabilities in complex multidisciplinary applications, including aerodynamic engineering, structural mechanics, fluids dynamics, noise prediction, design life, electric generators, and control and power electronics concerns.

Ansys develops and markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers, designers, researchers and students.