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Aug 23, 2013
Lexmark to add Saperion to Perceptive Software 23 August 2013 Tweet Lexmark is set to continue its transition from being a printer vendor to a software supplier with the proposed $72 million acquisition of ECM and BPM developer Saperion. While Lexmark started out as the spin-off of IBM's printer operations, in the last few years it has made a series of acquisitions of software companies including Perceptive Software and Australia's ISYS Search Software . Lexmark's latest step is an agreement to acquire Saperion, a Europe-based developer of ECM and BPM software that can be integrated with leading ERP, email and document management products. It has some well-known customers including Schindler, Lufthansa, Vodafone, Daimler, and Siemens. If the deal survives regulatory approval and other conditions, Lexmark will pay around $72 million in cash for Saperion. The expectation is that it will be completed next month. "The Saperion team has built strong process and content management technologies, including mobile and cloud ECM solutions, that are used by mid-size and enterprise organisations throughout Europe," said Perceptive Software president and chief executive officer and Lexmark vice president Scott Coons. "Saperion will join Perceptive's global team of process and content management experts, while its leadership in the European market will further strengthen Perceptive's global footprint. " Earlier this year it was revealed that Funai Electric would acquire Lexmark's inkjet printer business . HOW TOP MANAGERS MOTIVATE, ENERGISE EMPLOYEES Download an in-depth guide to managing a healthy, motivated and energetic workforce without breaking the bank. SAS HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS Visual Analytics - Data Quality - Visual Statistics Run by SAS subject matter experts, these 90 minutes workshops are run in a classroom environment, with experienced facilitators assisting you through a number of data related activities. Stephen Withers Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences, a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies, and is a senior member of the Australian Computer Society.