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BlueCielo acquires CAD & Company’s ECM Division

BlueCielo acquires CAD & Company’s ECM Division
Rijswijk, The Netherlands – April 23, 2008 – BlueCielo ECM Solutions acquired CAD & Company’s ECM division and its ImandrA suite of products – a move which strengthens its market leadership position in Engineering Content Management solutions. For BlueCielo, the acquisition means a strategic expansion of its product portfolio with increased synergy in the areas of product development and internationalization. Selling its ECM division enables CAD & Company to focus completely on delivering, integrating and providing support for its design and ICT solutions for the construction and metal-processing industries.

“The ImandrA product suite and CAD & Company’s ECM team represent a strategic extension of our core operations,” states Martijn Janmaat, BlueCielo’s CEO. “Because ImandrA is based on IBM’s FileNet, we will be expanding the acquired activities internationally in collaboration with IBM and specialist partners. The acquisition represents a clear win-win situation for both parties because BlueCielo is fully specialized in developing and marketing ECM solutions internationally, and it enables CAD & Company to devote all its attention to design solutions. Of course we are also very happy with the large ImandrA user group, which includes well-known companies like Arcadis, BAM Groep and Gasunie.”

“Because delivering, integrating and providing support for design solutions involves an entirely different line of work than product development and international distribution, I have decided to sell our ECM division to an expert,” explains Rob Oud, managing director of CAD & Company. “It will allow the 10-man team to expand the ImandrA operations much more effectively from the basis of an autonomous division and respond to growing international interest. And since BlueCielo has over 20 years of experience, I am confident that both the customers and employees of our ECM division are in good hands.”

About BlueCielo ECM Solutions
BlueCielo ECM Solutions provides Engineering Content Management and Application Integration solutions for multiple vertical industries including energy, oil & gas, petrochemical, government, pharmaceutical, and discrete and process manufacturing. BlueCielo has more than two decades of industry experience with over 275,000 users in 50+ countries worldwide. The company has offices in the USA, UK, Russia, Germany and the Netherlands, together with an extensive global network of established partners. BlueCielo ensures a high level of service and support on a truly worldwide scale for its leading software solutions, InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise and InnoCielo TeamWork.

About CAD & Company
CAD & Company offers designers, architects, and mechanical and construction engineers the design and drawing solutions they need. The company leverages its knowledge, experience and products that improve the design and drawing process to realize a competitive edge for its customers. With these targeted and effective solutions, CAD & Company increases the efficiency and profitability of over 2,000 customers. The five teams – Building Solutions, ICT Solutions, Mechanical Solutions, the Service Center and the Training Center – specialize in the construction and metal-processing industries and related companies. In the Netherlands, CAD & Company runs branches in Alkmaar, Amsterdam, Boxtel, Emmen and Oosterhout and is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Autodesk Value Added Reseller and Autodesk Authorized Training Center.

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