By joining forces with GROUP, both of our customers will benefit from a broader range of offerings as well as extended support in North America and Europe.
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 1, 2010
GROUP Business Software (GROUP) announced today the acquisition of Permessa Corporation, a worldwide leader in email and Sametime monitoring, security, and corporate and regulatory policy enforcement. Permessa's extensive analytics, reporting and management solutions for email, Sametime and Domino applications perfectly complement GROUP's existing solution portfolio, especially its industry-leading email management, security and productivity capabilities.
“By joining forces with GROUP, both of our customers will benefit from a broader range of offerings as well as extended support in North America and Europe,” says Stefan Mehlhorn, CEO of Permessa, who will be taking an executive position with GROUP. “This also allows us to increase our R&D investment in areas of Cloud Computing and mobility where analytics and enforcement tools have been lacking.”
The integration strategy relating to the Permessa product lines is to quickly incorporate their solutions into the GROUP portfolio in the first half of the year. This will include enhancing some of the existing GROUP products by incorporating some of the analytics and reporting capabilities offered by Permessa. Additionally, GROUP is actively leveraging many of the new tools available from Permessa to enhance their Transformer and GROUP Live products, which allow companies to easily migrate their existing Lotus Notes application to XPages and the web and to create and manage their own private cloud infrastructure.
GROUP and Permessa have been serving the Lotus market for more than 15 years. “I could not find a better positioned and run company in the IBM Lotus IM and analytical space as Permessa”, says Joerg Ott, CEO of GROUP. “They have great products, people and customer base that fit our vision and innovative culture of creating the future for Lotus products and services.”
Permessa’s products manage today’s modern messaging platforms for enterprise and midmarket customers across the globe, including companies like Coca Cola, Colgate, Ernst & Young, HSBC, IBM, Mars, Merck, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Zurich Financial Services.
GROUP Business Software AG, founded in 1992, is a worldwide leader in building out-of-box self-service software and custom enterprise application solutions on the IBM Lotus Notes Domino platform. Its 200 employees in 12 offices across North America and Europe serve large and medium-sized companies in sectors ranging from manufacturing, financial services, transportation and logistics to banking, pharmaceutical and automotive via distribution and integration partners.
Contact: Michael Baum, Corporate Communications
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