XyEnterprise announced today that it has been acquired by SDL
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Wakefield, Mass. – June 29, 2009 – XyEnterprise, a leading developer of award-winning XML component content management and multi-channel delivery solutions announced today that it has been acquired by SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions. With the backing of a large public company, geographical reach and considerable technology sales and development experience, XyEnterprise will be able to accelerate growth, streamline product development, expand sales and marketing, and leverage tighter integrations with SDL’s GIM technologies.
The acquisition of XyEnterprise builds on the momentum created by SDL’s earlier acquisition of Trisoft™ in 2008. Since that acquisition, SDL has seen a growing demand for technologies that manage, reuse and deliver product information across a company’s base of global customers, including everything from service manuals to user documentation. Moving into XML standards such as DITA and S1000D, companies are seeking ways to create, translate and publish structured content once, and share that information across their global organizations and customer base.
With this acquisition, SDL significantly expands its product offering and technical capabilities. XyEnterprise products are recognized in the industry for leadership and innovation, and currently support more than two hundred enterprise companies with thousands of users.
XyEnterprise brings to the SDL portfolio both XML publishing products (XPP™ - XML Professional Publisher and LiveContent™, an intelligent interactive delivery solution), as well as a new XML standard (S1000D) with XyEnterprise’s Contenta® Component Content Management software. In addition, XyEnterprise brings mature R&D and Professional Services and Support teams into the new SDL business unit. With tight integration into SDL’s GIM technologies, SDL provides the industry’s only end-to-end solution for managing product information from authoring, to translation, and publishing.
“XyEnterprise has a strong set of innovative products and is an impressive organization with expertise that will complement and enhance our current SDL Trisoft offerings,” said Mark Lancaster, Chairman and CEO of SDL. “XyEnterprise’s products and expertise will enable us to scale faster to meet the needs of our enterprise customers who are seeking competitive advantage in the global marketplace.”
“Our acquisition by SDL will significantly enhance our ability to execute the product vision and meet the needs of a growing base of customers,” said Kevin Duffy, President and CEO of XyEnterprise. “The backing by a large public company in a consolidating market, and the ability to tightly integrate our products with SDL GIM technologies will accelerate our ability to deliver on our customers’ vision of delivering tailored content to their customers on a global basis.”
With the XyEnterprise acquisition, SDL PLC, a UK-based company, is creating a merged business unit of XyEnterprise and SDL Trisoft that will be branded SDL XySoft. XyEnterprise Inc., the legal entity, will continue to do business as a US-based, Delaware company. The addition of this new business unit makes SDL the definitive leader in XML Component Content Management and Dynamic Publishing. Global companies selling products into ten or more markets need to manage ninety percent of their content in other languages. The integration of XySoft products with SDL’s GIM technologies means that companies can truly manage global content efficiently, moving products to global markets faster and at lower costs.
SDL XySoft will have a combined management team from the SDL Trisoft and XyEnterprise organizations, with Kevin Duffy, President and CEO of XyEnterprise, as CEO of the newly combined business unit, reporting to Mark Lancaster, Chairman and CEO of SDL. SDL will continue to support both XyEnterprise and SDL Trisoft customers and products as the R&D organization moves to a shared component development model.
Join us for an informational webinar on July 2, 2009 at 10:00am PDT/1:00pm EDT to learn more about the acquisition, the management team and the product roadmap. Register today at www.sdlxysoft.com/briefing.
You can also find additional information online: www.sdlxysoft.com/acquisition
XyEnterprise develops, markets, and supports standards-based Component Content Management, automated XML publishing and intelligent content delivery solutions that exceed customer expectations for reliability, productivity and ROI. Our unmatched XML, DITA and S1000D expertise is the result of hundreds of successful deployments and is forged from lasting partnerships with our customers for more than 20 years. Named one of KMWorld’s “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management” for the fourth consecutive year, we remain committed to providing innovative solutions that deliver the highest possible performance and value to our customers, including dynamic publishing via the Web, IETMs and IETPs. XyEnterprise is headquartered in Wakefield, Mass. and has offices worldwide. For more information, please call 781.756.4400, visit us online at www.xyenterprise.com or follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/xyenterprise
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management (GIM) solutions that empower organizations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. Its enterprise software and services integrate with existing business systems to manage the delivery of global information from authoring to publication and throughout the distributed translation supply chain.
Global industry leaders rely on SDL to provide enterprise software or hosted services for their GIM processes, including ABN-Amro, Best Western, Bosch, Canon, Chrysler, CNH, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Philips, SAP, Sony, Sun Microsystems and Virgin Atlantic. SDL has implemented more than 500 enterprise GIM solutions, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses across the GIM ecosystem and provides access to on-demand translation portals for 10 million customers per month. Over 1,000 service professionals deliver consulting, implementation and language services through its global infrastructure of more than 50 offices in 30 countries. For more information, visit www.sdl.com