QlikTech, a business intelligence software provider, has acquired Expressor Software, a Burlington, Massachusetts-based data management software company and QlikTech Qonnect partner. According to QlikTech, it acquired Expressor’s data management solution to help facilitate the expansion of QlikView deployments. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Expressor fits squarely in our acquisition strategy. We are acquiring complementary, tuck-in technology that will enhance the value we provide to our customers as we further develop and bring to market these solutions. We are also adding more than 20 outstanding people, primarily software engineers, expanding our R&D skill set,” said Lars Björk, CEO of QlikTech.
“With this acquisition we are taking business discovery to the next level, offering a new breed of rapid, iterative metadata intelligence that delivers control at the core and flexibility at the edges of an organization,” adds Anthony Deighton, QlikTech CTO.
With the QlikView Expressor active metadata intelligence solution, customers can capture and manage the semantics of data while building QlikView applications to efficiently reuse data definitions; deploy quickly across the enterprise by establishing a repeatable and consistent view of common business and data definitions; provide users and IT with increased confidence in data through data lineage analysis; and enhance QlikView's position at the core of information architecture by addressing all data flow requirements into and out of QlikView.
Because Expressor had developed integrations to QlikView as a partner, the QlikView Expressor Server is available immediately in standard and enterprise versions. More information can be found on QlikTech’s website and similar to QlikView, users can try the solution with a free download. Future product roadmap and integration plans will be introduced over the coming months.