Monday, 5 October 2009

The M&A Activity in the ECM sector continues to sizzle!

Today, Nuance acquired eCopy, a provider of solutions that integrate paper documents into a host of software applications provided by multiple major ECM vendors, including EMC, IBM, OpenText and others.

The acquisition was valued at $54 million, all paid in Nuance Stock. This seems to be another example of how valuations have held up during these tough economic times.

Document Boss spoke today with Robert Weideman, General Manager of the Nuance Document Imaging Division, who said, “This acquisition is focused on delivering solutions that make scanning of information easier and more valuable. Nuance has been focused on personal desktop products, as exemplified by our OmniPage Products. The addition of eCopy solutions will facilitate the integration of our desktop capabilities into eCopy’s distributed scanning capabilities from MFP’s. This will increase the value of scanning to an organization and our combined solution set will accelerate the adoption of our products to solve more customer problems and needs”

Document Boss also spoke with Ed Schmid, the President and CEO of eCopy, who stated: “We are very excited about this combination! eCopy has provided direct connectivity solutions to many key ECM companies, bringing desktop connectivity to their offerings. We are now able to leverage Nuance’s suite of products and add additional functionality along with more business process automation capability to our solutions.”

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