IBM buys e-form firm PureEdge


IBM buys e-form firm PureEdge

Antony Savvas

IBM is acquiring electronic forms developer PureEdge Solutions to improve its collaborative working and content management products.

PureEdge technology takes back-end corporate data – such as inventory figures, customer details or pricing information – and presents it to end-users in a standardised, customisable template.

PureEdge solutions are widely used in the insurance, government, banking and healthcare markets.

Ambuj Goyal, IBM general manager for Workplace, Lotus, portal and collaboration software, said, “By adding PureEdge e-form technology to our collaboration and content management portfolio, IBM is providing an open standards-based electronic forms framework that integrates people, processes and information, and increases overall organisational productivity.”

PureEdge e-forms are based on the Extensible Markup Language (XML) web services standard.

The technology will be added to IBM’s Workplace, WebSphere and Content Manager product suites.  

The price of the acquisition has not been disclosed.

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