COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GrapeCity, an international software development firm, today announced that it has executed an acquisition agreement with Data Dynamics, Ltd., a developer of award-winning data analysis and reporting software components. Under the terms of the agreement, GrapeCity will be purchasing all Data Dynamics products and the resulting revenues.
GrapeCity, which has localized, sold, and supported Data Dynamics products in the highly competitive Japanese market for more than a decade, will continue to develop and support Data Dynamics products worldwide, including the upcoming release of ActiveReports in the first quarter of 2009. The transition will be phased in over a six-month period, beginning in January 2009.
“We’ve always been impressed with the high quality of Data Dynamics products — in fact, their ActiveReports tool is the number one reporting tool used by Visual Studio developers in Japan,” said Naoyuki Baba, GrapeCity President. “With our 25+ years of experience in bringing world-class software solutions to a global client base, we’re in a great position to further extend Data Dynamics’ market reach. And their outstanding suite of data analysis and reporting software will also help us expand our business intelligence and analytics offerings across a broader range of vertical markets.”
“After careful consideration of the interests of all our stakeholders — current and future customers, employees, business partners, and distributors — the owners of Data Dynamics sought this acquisition by GrapeCity,” said Tim Moffatt, Data Dynamics President. “GrapeCity has been our trusted partner for over ten years, and we believe they are uniquely positioned to carry forward our strong tradition of bringing innovative products to new markets and geographies, providing superb customer support, and taking great care of our employees. And their strong market presence will enable a broad range of developers to continue to benefit from Data Dynamics products.”
GrapeCity is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an international award-winning software firm with headquarters in Japan and U.S. headquarters in Kirkland, WA, employing more than 800 worldwide. GrapeCity’s mission is to turn new ideas for software into marketable products and business solutions. For over 25 years, the company has provided enterprises around the world with state-of-the-art software tools, solutions, and services to help accomplish this goal. For more information, visit www.grapecity.com.
About Data Dynamics
Data Dynamics, Ltd. is a software component developer headquartered in Columbus, OH. Established in 1996, it provides innovative, award-winning software tools and support to developers of information reporting and data analysis applications who work with Microsoft design environments. For more information, visit www.datadynamics.com.