IBM reseller Portal snaps up Planit CPM

IBM reseller Portal has moved to bolster its information management skills buying Cognos specialist Planit CPM

IBM reseller Portal has made a move to bolster its information management credentials after acquiring Planit CPM.

Planit is a Cognos specialist selling into sectors including financial services, higher education and healthcare and already has a working relationship with Portal.

Staff from Planit will join Portal with immediate effect after the deal, the price of which remained undisclosed, was announced earlier today.

"We made a decision to expand our capabilities significantly – particularly in information management (IM) – about a year ago,” said Shamus Kelly, CEO at Portal.

“Analytics is crucial in both our social collaboration and IM solutions so the acquisition of Planit is a perfect fit, helping us deliver truly comprehensive solutions to both new and existing customers,” he added.

Portal has been positioning itself as a major player in delivering Big Blue's social business, information management and analytics.

“The IM and Analytics markets are growing quickly as organisations begin to realise the challenges but also the opportunities presented by the emergence of big data,” said Murray Pullin from Planit.



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