BMC Software Acquires IT Management Specialist Numera

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-02-10
 
 
 

BMC Software, a specialist in business service management (BSM), announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Numara Software, a global provider of integrated IT management solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The acquisition is designed to further accelerate the growth of BMC's software as a service (SaaS) business, as well as giving customers access to IT management capabilities.

The acquisition will create a broad portfolio of IT management solutions and services with flexibility and choice for midsized organizations that typically have 500 to 5,000 employees. BMC's expanded offering will include the Numara FootPrints product for integrated service and asset management delivered on-premise, the BMC Remedyforce Service Desk solution, an IT Service Management SaaS solution, as well as BMC Network Automation as part of the company€™s Bladelogic Automation Suite, BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping; and BMC End User Experience Management as part of the company€™s Application Management Suite.

Based in Tampa, Fla., Numara currently has more than 13,000 customers worldwide for its service and asset management solutions. Numara's technology, employees, sales force and channel of more than 70 partners, bring with them proven capabilities and success in addressing the ease-of-use and rapid time-to-value requirements that are critical for small and midsized businesses. Numara's FootPrints and Track-It! products will be offered by BMC, and are designed to complement BMC's existing portfolio.

"In IT management, one size does not fit all," said Paul Avenant, president of Enterprise Service Management at BMC. "Now BMC can effectively serve the entire spectrum of organizations hungry for IT management with products that truly meet the specific needs of their businesses. Numara's solutions, customer base and sales and channel partners will round out BMC's market leadership in BSM and focus on customer care and support."

BMC will now offer Numara's Track-It! help desk and asset management solution for smaller organizations. BMC said it would also continue to advance its unified BSM platform, including the BMC Remedy OnDemand solution and the BMC Remedy IT Service Management Suite. "The combined strengths of BMC and Numara will dramatically reshape the IT management market," said Dave Hansen, president and CEO of Numara Software. "Midsized and small business organizations will benefit from new choices and, more importantly, will have more capabilities to manage IT in support of the changing needs of their business."

The transaction, which is expected to close during BMC's fiscal fourth quarter, is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.


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