BMC Agrees To Acquire Calendra


BMC Software Inc. on Monday said it has agreed to acquire privately held Calendra, a European maker of identity-management software, for about $33 million in cash.

BMC, which sells software for managing IT systems, said the acquisition would enable it to deliver a suite of identity management tools that would include directories, workflow, PBX management and active directory management.

Under the terms of the agreement, BMC software would acquire 100 percent of Calendra shares for about $33 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close this month.

Calendra's technologies would provide a business view of directory-centric information and an easily customizable delegated workflow environment, BMC officials said. The Calendra tools also would enable users to easily create directory applications that ensure security policies are enforced over the entire IT infrastructure, including web portals, single-sign-on systems, PKI managed systems and server/legacy applications.

For human-resource management, Calendra software includes organizational charts and floor-plan locator applications; as well as provisioning software for PBX and physical assets, and office space.

Paris-based Calendra has more than 200 customers, which include small and mid-sized companies and global 2000 corporations, BMC said.