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DiCentral Acquires EDI and Data Integration Products Trading Partner and Unite
The acquisition of Trading Partner and Unite further expands DiCentral’s enterprise data and B2B integration suite.
Houston, TX and Berkeley, CA – August 31 2011 -- Today DiCentral, a leading innovator in computer software for B2B integration and EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) to the supply chain, announced the acquisition of EDI and data integration products Trading Partner and Unite! from EMANIO, Inc. The product acquisition will expand DiCentral’s ability to help organizations create more intelligent and dynamic business networks by simplifying and automating the way they connect and communicate with customers, partners and suppliers; both on-premise or through cloud computing delivery models and managed or conventional software services model.
The acquisition of Trading Partner and Unite! further expands DiCentral’s enterprise data and B2B integration suite, creating the most comprehensive data integration product set for transactional and operational applications regardless of data volume or latency. “This uniquely enables our customers to apply data integration solutions throughout their extended enterprise," said Thuy Mai, Chairman and CEO, DiCentral.
More than 2,000 customers in the retail, manufacturing, health care, communications and distribution industries use Trading Partner and Unite! to translate, integrate and analyze EDI transactions. "It was a natural evolution for EMANIO to expand into business intelligence solutions from an EDI and data integration foundation – transforming transactional data into actionable analytics,” commented KG Charles-Harris, CEO, EMANIO. “DiCentral was the logical choice, offering complementary technology and committed support for our customers and partners. The acquisition enables us to focus on our business intelligence and predictive analytics products, Context! and Insight!, leveraging our 20 years of experience and expertise in data integration while giving our current customers broader options.”
The product acquisitions strongly complement DiCentral's product portfolio and align with DiCentral's industry and product expansion strategies of growing both organically and through acquisition, enabling the additional capabilities to DiCentral's existing framework supporting the retail, manufacturing, communications, government, health care and banking industries. This transaction represents the third acquisition completed by DiCentral in the last 18 months.
Founded in 2000, today DiCentral is a leading global innovator in the EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) industry segment. A broad range of software plus services solutions enables a seamless exchange of data throughout supply chain networks. DiCentral’s integration solutions are scalable to the size, growth, and unique requirements of each business. In addition, DiCentral develops and markets a complementary suite of supply chain applications for retailers and suppliers, including EDI Testing, Global Enablement, Web EDI, Managed Services, and more. Visit www.dicentral.com to learn more.
EMANIO combines almost 20 years of data integration experience with highly interactive and intuitive business intelligence, analytics and visual data discovery software solutions that enable large and mid-size organizations to make better business decisions quicker. EMANIO’s Context! and Insight! products are highly intuitive, easy-to-use , browser-based business intelligence (BI), dashboarding and predictive analysis solutions, designed using a state-of-the art, zero-footprint architecture for rapid deployment, fast ROI and low cost of ownership. Visit www.EMANIO.com to learn more.