Infor Acquires Bridgelogix for Data Collection
June 7, 2010 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Both Infor and Bridgelogix are privately held companies, so the financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Bridgelogix was founded in 1999 by Koty Krishna, and the Tulsa, Oklahoma, company was created to provide data collection software for manufacturers and distributors, many of whom were implementing their first real ERP systems at the time.
Over the past decade, Bridgelogix has carved out a niche for itself as the preferred data collection front end of various Infor ERP suites, including Infor Baan, ERP/LN, BPCS, ERP/LX, and PRMS as well as complementing Infor’s Warehouse Management System. So the acquisition is not much of a surprise. Bridgelogix, according to statistics cited by Infor, was one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States in both 2008 and 2009, and currently has 350 customers with more than 900 installations.
With Infor having more than 70,000 customers (about 15,000 of them being AS/400-i shops), there seems to be a huge potential for cross-selling Bridgelogix data collection software to that vast installed base. Infor was not specific about its plans for the Bridgelogix products, but said that following the acquisition, it would “drive further integrations and product enhancements, which may create more value for customers.”