BMC Acquires Calendra

BMC Software extends identity management offerings with acquisition of Calendra

January 10, 2005

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HOUSTON and PARIS -- BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE: BMC), a leading provider of enterprise management solutions, today announced its intent to acquire privately held Calendra, the leading provider of Web-based business-oriented identity management solutions. The acquisition enables BMC Software to deliver an integrated suite of identity management solutions that include enterprise directories (white pages and yellow pages), workflow, PBX management, and active directory management. The combined solution removes the complexities customers traditionally encounter when integrating various technologies from multiple vendors. Additionally, this acquisition strengthens BMC Software's Business Service Management (BSM) offerings, which enable customers to manage IT from a business perspective.

Calendra is a privately held company headquartered in Paris. Calendra has more than 200 customers and five million managed users worldwide. Its customer base is very broad, ranging from small and mid-sized companies to Global 2000 companies with complex business problems and large populations of employees, suppliers, partners and customers.

"The identity management space is experiencing consolidation among vendors as larger players look to improve their market penetration," said industry analyst, Roberta Witty, Gartner, Inc. "Companies are seeking vendors that are capable of integrating directory management and identity management solutions. In addition, an identity management portfolio that includes an integrated workflow is key to becoming more competitive in today's market."

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