History of Business Analytics

1995 June
  • Oracle acquires Information Resources Express-software
1996 October
  • Microsoft acquires Panorama OLAP technology, rebranding to Analysis Services
  November
  • Applix acquires TM1 Software (Sinper Corporation)
1998 May
  • Arbor Software (Olap-vendor, Essbase) acquires Hyperion, rebranding of merger to Hyperion
  December
  • SPSS acquires Clementine, datamining technology
   
  • Cognos acquires Relational Matters, ETL Technology which became DecisionStream
1999 February
  • Brio acquires Sqribe, production reporting technology
  June
  • Oracle acquires Darwin, Datamining technology
2000 February
  • Great Plains acquires FRX Software, financial reporting technology
  March
  • Cognos acquires Lex 2000, which became Cognos Finance
  June
  • SAS acquires DataFlux, data quality software
  August
  • Accrue acquires Pilot from Platinum Equity Holdings
  September
  • Gemplus acquires SLP InfoWare, scoring & Analytical CRM technology
   
  • Accrue Software acquires Pilot Software, business intelligence technology
  December
  • SPSS acquires Showcase, an AS/400 Business Intelligence specialist
2001 January
  • NetIQ acquires WebTrends Corporation, website analytics technology
   
  • Informix Business Solutions, an operating company of Informix Corporation, announces it has changed its name to Ascential Software
  March
  • Ascential acquires Vality, data quality technology
   
  • SAS acquires Intrinsic, Operational CRM technology, following the merger of Intrinsic with Marketic not going through
   
  • SAP acquires Toptier, BI & portal technology
  June
  • Microsoft acquires Israelian Maximal Innovative Intelligence and rebrands their OLAP viewer as Data Analyzer
  October
  • SPSS acquires CustomerCentric Solutions (former Netgenesis), web analytics technology
  November
  • Ascential Software acquires Torrent Systems, high end data integration technology
2002 January
  • Open Ratings acquires Gentia Software, business intelligence technology
   
  • Peoplesoft acquires Annuncio, marketing automation solutions
  February
  • SPSS acquires Lexiquest, text mining technology
  March
  • Ascential acquires Vality, data quality technology
   
  • SAS acquires ABC Technologies, activity based costing/management technology
  April
  • Lawson acquires Keyola, event driven Business Intelligence technology
   
  • Ascential Software acquires the rights for MetaRecon, data profiling technology from Metagenix
  May
  • FairIsaac merges with HNC Software, predictive analytics & analytical CRM solutions
   
  • Pilot Software Acquisition Corporation repurchases Pilot Software from Accrue
  June
  • SPSS acquires Netexs, OLAP technology
  July
  • Business Objects acquires Acta Technology, ETL-technology
  November
  • SAS acquires Verbind, Analytical CRM technology
2003 January
  • Cognos acquires Adaytum, planning software
   
  • DataMirror acquires SmartSales, sales force automation solutions
  March
  • Hyperion acquires Alcar, financial modeling expertise
  April
  • Group 1 software acquires Sagent Technology, smaller BI vendor
  July
  • Geac acquires Comshare, Budgeting & Consolidation software
   
  • Business Objects acquires Crystal Decisions, production reporting specialist
   
  • Hyperion acquires Brio Software, business intelligence (query, reporting & analysis) technology
  August
  • Ascential Software acquires Mercator Software, real-time integration technology
   
  • Pervasive acquires Data Junction, data integration technology
  September
  • Informatica acquires Striva, mainframe data integration technology
  October
  • Systems Union Group acquires MIS AG, German BI vendor
   
  • CDC Software acquires Executive Suite from CIP-Global ApS
  November
  • SPSS acquires Data Distilleries, analytical CRM
2004 February
  • Harte-Hanks acquires Avellino Technologies, data profiling technology
  May
  • Microsoft acquires ActiveViews
  July
  • IBM acquires Alphablox
   
  • Hyperion acquires QIQ Solutions, dashboarding software
  August
  • Cognos acquires Frango, European Consolidation specialist
  September
  • Sage acquires IntelligentApps, UK based vendor of MS Analysis Services add-on
2005 January
  • Activant Solutions acquires Speedware (Media)
  March
  • IBM acquires Ascential, leading ETL-vendor
  June
  • Cartesis acquires Inea Corporation, Planning software
  July
  • Business Objects acquires SRC Software, Planning & Budgeting software
   
  • Similarity Systems acquires Evoke Software, data quality software
   
  • Oracle acquires ProfitLogic, Retail Profit Optimisation Software
   
  • Coda acquires Simple Concepts AB, Consolidation & Treasury Software
  September
  • Oracle acquires Siebel (Siebel Analytics)
  October
  • Business Objects acquires Infommersion, data visualisation software (XCelsius)
2006 January
  • Actuate acquires performancesoft (PBViews)
   
  • Business Objects acquires Firstlogic, data quality software
   
  • Informatica acquires Similarity Systems
  April
  • Microsoft acquires ProClarity
  May
  • Hyperion acquires Upstream, financial data quality management
  June
  • Applix acquires Temtec (Executive Viewer)
  August
  • Infor acquires Extensity (Geac) and Systems Union (MIS Decisionware)
  September
  • Business Objects acquires ALG Software (Armstrong Laing Limited), ABC software vendor
  October
  • OpenText acquires Hummingbird for its Enterprise Content Management Solutions
  November
  • Business Objects acquires Nsite Software, a Software-as-a-Service (Saas) provider
2007 January
  • Cognos acquires Celequest, operational dashboarding software
   
  • Hyperion acquires Decisioneering, Crystalball risk analysis software
  February
  • SAP acquires Pilot Software, operational performance management
  March
  • Oracle acquires Hyperion, leading CPM vendor
  April
  • Business Objects acquires Cartesis, leading consolidation vendor
  May
  • SAP AG acquires Outlooksoft, CPM - vendor
   
  • Tibco acquires Spotfire
   
  • RocketSoftware (enterprise infrastructure products) acquires CorVu Corporation
  July
  • IBM acquires DataMirror
  September
  • Cognos acquires Applix (TM1), CPM vendor
   
  • Business Objects acquires Fuzzy Informatik, data quality software
   
  • Exact Software acquires Longview Solutions, CPM vendor
  October
  • SAP AG acquires Business Objects, complete Performance Management suite
  November
  • IBM acquires Cognos, complete Performance Management suite
2008 March
  • SAS Institute acquires Teragram Corporation, natural language processing
2009 May
  • IBM acquires Exeros, data discovery software
  July
  • IBM acquires SPSS, advanced anaytics software
  September
  • Informatica acquires Agent Logic, data-driven event management software
2010 January
  • Oracle acquires Silver Creek Systems, Datalens, product Master Data software
   
  • Informatica acquires Siperian, Master Data Management software
  June
  • SAS acquires Memex, law enforcement and national security software
   
  • IBM acquires Coremetrics, Web analytics software
  July
  • EMC acquires Plumtree, datawarehousing database technology
  September
  • IBM acquires Netezza, Datawarehousing Appliances
  October
  • IBM acquires Clarity Systems, Financial Reporting & Compliance and Planning & Budgeting software
 
   
  • IBM acquires Open Pages, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions
2011 February
  • HP acquires Vertica, Analytic, high-performance RDBMS systems
2013 September
  • SAP acquires KXEN, predictive analytics technology