Hyland parent VC aquires Kofax, Readsoft, and Perceptive ImageNow

Wasn't surprised by this move. Link to press release here. 

With this latest, it really only leaves one major private ECM company left on the West coast, and that is Laserfiche. I'm sure there are many VC's or other companies looking at acquiring them.

So let's recap who own's what now (from the top of my head). It's been a crazy few years to say the least. Just to name a few.... 

- Documentum (Formally EMC)
- ApplicationXtender (Formally Legato/OTG)
- Captiva (Formally EMC)
- Pixel translations ISIS (Scanner drivers)
- Rightfax (Formally Captaris)
- Teleform & Liquidoffice (Formally Cardiff)
- Global360
- Interwoven
- Humingbird
- Alchemy

- FileNet
- DataCap

- Stellent

Hyland Onbase (and parent VC)
- Kofax
- Readsoft
- Perceptive ImageNow
- Hershey Systems
- SIRE Imaging



Officially now Opentext, the old EMC ECD suite of products now is under OpenText. This includes Documentum, ApplicationXtender, Captiva, Info Archive, ISIS Drivers (Pixel Translations).

No word on whats happening from here. Feb 2 is a webinar from OpenText to talk about road road mapping and questions.

NEWS: DocSTAR acquired by Epicor

DocSTAR - Which is more popular in Eastern America, has recently been acquired. Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced that it has acquired privately-held docSTAR, an award-winning developer of document management software based in Schenectady, New York. The transaction closed on Jan. 3, financial terms were not disclosed.

More information - http://www.epicor.com/Press-Room/News-Releases/Epicor-Acquires-Leading-Enterprise-Content-Management-Software-Provider-docSTAR-and-Expands-Cloud-Based-Solutions-Portfolio.aspx#.WG5oitaAM9I.twitter

NEWS: Lexmark exiting Software business (Kofax/ImageNow/Etc...)

Acquisition complete by Chinese investors taking over Lexmark. Now completed they announce they are moving all software into a separate corporate entity named Kofax and selling it!

I dont see anyone buying it all out.

I see ImageNow (Perceptive) going to someone like Onbase as they are the biggest competitors.

Kofax probably going to be eaten up by a scanner manufacturer for pennies - Fujitsu? Kodak? 

Should be interesting to watch...