DENVER--()--ISYS Search Software, a global leader in embedded search and universal information access solutions, today announced its acquisition by Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK). The company joins Perceptive Software, a stand-alone business unit within Lexmark.
“We are delighted to welcome ISYS into Lexmark, where it will strategically complement Perceptive Software’s growing business”
Founded in 1988, ISYS pioneered the development of Enterprise Search technology. Over the past 23 years, it has successfully moved beyond the desktop into developing and delivering high-performance software solutions for business-critical applications such as virtual data aggregation, enterprise content management, text analytics, email archiving, eDiscovery and data loss prevention.
“Lexmark’s acquisition of ISYS recognizes the fundamental strength of our business, our strategic direction and the scale of the market opportunity available in the new world of big data,” said Scott Coles, ISYS CEO. “As organizations look to better identify, analyze and extract value from their expanding enterprise IT assets, the ability to effectively manage and leverage intelligence between the physical and digital world will become increasingly critical for business growth and competitive advantage.
“Joining Lexmark will enable ISYS to further enhance its already strong IP base, and to more quickly achieve the next major stage of its commercial development,” added Coles.
The transition from privately-owned company to Lexmark was welcomed by ISYS founder and Chairman, Ian Davies. “It has been an amazing journey for ISYS since we first came on the scene in 1988. In those days, enterprise search as a term didn’t exist. Today, we are competing and winning major business against some of the biggest IT companies around and seeing our technology deployed globally by Fortune 500 companies and leading IT vendors. ISYS is now about to embark on the next chapter of its remarkable story within Lexmark. I have no doubt that ISYS will continue to prosper in its new home.”
Lexmark is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of printing, imaging, document workflow, and content management solutions for businesses of all sizes. The company operates in the office imaging and enterprise content and business process management markets.
“We are delighted to welcome ISYS into Lexmark, where it will strategically complement Perceptive Software’s growing business,” said Paul Rooke, Chairman and CEO of Lexmark. “ISYS has a tremendous business and technology heritage within its market, and will form a key part of our business process solutions that enable organizations to effectively manage their information assets.”
The addition of ISYS technology to the Perceptive Software product suite is expected to help augment Perceptive’s process and content management solutions the company offers across multiple industries.
“ISYS’s leading search technology adds to our unique set of integrated process and content management offerings, and will give our customers cross-platform visibility to better manage and access the content that supports their business processes,” said Scott Coons, Perceptive Software’s president and chief executive officer and Lexmark vice president. "We understand our customers’ need to access and render content, regardless of where it resides, so they can work more efficiently and bring greater value to their customers.”
The ISYS deal reflects the company’s strategic vision of making it easier for businesses of all sizes to move and manage information between the paper and digital worlds.
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ISYS is a global leader in high-performance Enterprise Search and universal information access solutions beyond the desktop. Our technology boosts productivity by empowering employees to find and extract the information they need, from anywhere in their organization, on any device, in any format and in any language – in seconds. That’s why ISYS is used by over 16,000 enterprises and global IT vendors, worldwide. For more details, check www.isys-search.com.