Business intelligence software vendor Business Objects plans to buy information visualization software developer Infommersion for about US$40 million in cash, it announced Tuesday.
Infommersion is a privately held company based in San Diego. It sells Xcelsius, an application that presents business intelligence data from back-end systems as interactive charts, graphs and dashboards, and can package them in document formats including Adobe Systems' PDF (Portable Document Format) and Microsoft's PowerPoint presentation tool.
Business Objects plans to use Infommersion's technology to enhance the way its software presents data.
The companies expect to close the deal in the fourth quarter, subject to regulatory approval.