April 13, 2012 – IBM said Friday it plans to purchase sales performance management analytics provider Varicent Software Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

Varicent software provides automation, analysis and compliance for data from sales, HR and IT departments under a unified management system. The transaction would tie in particularly with IBM’s new and updated slate of analytics software and services, which it introduced last month during its Smarter Analytics Summit, the company stated in a news release on the proposed deal.

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