Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Axway Acquires Leading Mobile Engaging Platform Appcelerator

Axway has acquired US-based Appcelerator Inc., a leading mobile engagement platform. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal expands Axway’s suite of digital business enablement solutions and help its customers succeed achieve success at every step in their digital transformation journey. 

Founded in 2006 and based in San Jose, California, Appcelerator is a privately-held mobile technology company that serves organizations across a wide range of industries namely: retail, financial services, healthcare and government. The company’s main product, the Appcelerator Platform is a mobile engagement platform that provides cross-paltform native mobile app development using Javascript, mobile backend as a service (MBaaS), mobile test automation, crash detection and performance management and mobile analytics. The platform handles over 2 billion cloud API calls per month and powers mobile apps on over 350 million devices. Before its acquisition, the firm has managed to raise more than $90 million in venture capital financing.

Jean-Marc Lazzari, CEO of Axway, said in a statement: “The acquisition of Appcelerator confirms our strategic ambition to help organizations succeed in their digital journey by connecting people, processes and things across their digital business ecosystem. And I am excited about the talent, innovation and product capabilities Appcelerator brings to Axway,” and also added this: “To survive and remain relevant, every modern enterprise is on the journey to digital business. They realize that they need to deliver delightful customer experience and business innovation while increasing operational efficiency.” 

Jeff Haynie, CEO and co-founder of Appcelerator, said in a statement: “We’re thrilled to join forces with Axway, because our company visions are so closely aligned,” and also added this: “The word ‘mobile’ has really become shorthand for the need to build great digital experiences across a range of devices, and the best companies achieve this by unleashing backend data and services to drive digital innovation. Our Appcelerator Platform and vast developer ecosystem, combined with Axway’s product portfolio, global reach and enterprise scale, means a single company that can power the digital needs of virtually any company in the world.”

The combination of  Axway’s digital enablement solutions and Appcelerator’s leading mobile app and integration platform will help accelerate the pace of new product innovation in the market.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Axway is a large publicly traded company (registered in France, Paris: AXW) that offers software and services to help enterprises handle their data flows. The company empowers more than 11,000 customers worldwide to collaborate smarter, innovate faster and engage better with their partners, developers and customers. The company has about 11,000 customers and 2,000 employees.  

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