Normally I try not to use my blog for blatant Newmerix corporate plugging (i prefer the subliminal attempts instead), but this announcement is a big deal for us. It's why I have been so silent on the blog for quite some time (as I have been busy working on the deal). This quick summation: Newmerix now supports SAP as well!
Read on for the release...
Newmerix Buys Skywire Software’s Object Manager
Newmerix Adds SAP Change Control to Its Automate!™ Suite for Lifecycle and Compliance Management
Superior, Colo., (June 20, 2006) – Newmerix Corp., which provides lifecycle and compliance management software for enterprise applications, today announced that it has purchased Skywire® Software’s fully integrated transport management system Object Manager™, which is designed specifically for SAP®. The purchase extends Newmerix's Automate!™ Suite of lifecycle and compliance management products by adding a comprehensive change control solution for SAP. Object Manager complements with Newmerix’s strategy of building application management products that work with enterprise application metadata—Object Manager is built in ABAP™ and installs directly into SAP environments.
Object Manager will join Newmerix’s Automate!Suite of products for the SAP platform and be renamed Automate!Change. The Automate!Change application automates the transport management process within SAP environments, and because it’s written entirely in ABAP—SAP's own programming language—and installs directly into the SAP application, it provides complete control over transports. Using the Automate!Change system from within SAP, customers can mitigate the risks associated with using disparate or generic home-grown systems to execute, monitor, track, and report on mission-critical transport operations.
The Automate!Change application provides four core change control functions: transport management, client comparison, transport rollback, and transport reporting. These capabilities enable companies to perform successful SAP upgrades and maintain regulatory compliance more effectively and at lower cost. The Automate!Change application is the only change control system for SAP that provides the ability to rollback or undo faulty transports.
"Change management is a costly problem for SAP customers, " said Niel Robertson, Chief Technology Officer of Newmerix. "The combination of Newmerix’s Automate!Control solution for overall change workflow and Object Manager (now Automate!Change) for technical transport management provides complete visibility and control throughout the CM process.”
“By acquiring Skywire Software’s Object Manager system (now Automate!Change), Newmerix is executing on its strategy of offering a portfolio of lifecycle management applications around major enterprise vendors, including SAP,” said Patrick Brandt, CEO of Skywire Software. “We are very pleased with the strategic fit Object Manager has with Newmerix, and we are excited about the new opportunities this provides to our customers and employees.”
For existing Object Manager customers, the acquisition will provide a path to a fully integrated suite of SAP Lifecycle management solutions that integrate directly with their current change control software. The Automate! Suite for the SAP platform now includes both the Automate!Control and Automate!Change solutions.
For Newmerix, this acquisition extends its change control capabilities to yet another enterprise application. The organization also plans to launch its automated functional testing application for Oracle e-Business applications, Automate!Test for Oracle, at the end of the year, which will effectively extend the company’s lifecycle management suite to cover SAP, Oracle e-Business, and PeopleSoft applications.
About Skywire Software
Skywire Software is a diversified enterprise software provider. With more than 300 customers worldwide, the Frisco, Texas-based company is focused on “Building Customers For Life.” Founded in 2000, Skywire Software is a subsidiary of Hall Financial Group, a privately held investment firm with diverse holdings in the United States and Europe. For more information about Skywire Software, call 1-866-844-8780 or visit www.skywiresoftware.com.
Newmerix provides the only automated lifecycle and compliance management solution built specifically for the metadata architectures of enterprise applications, such as Oracle eBusiness, PeopleSoft, Siebel, and SAP. Through patent-pending metadata technology, Newmerix's fully integrated Automate!™ suite of lifecycle management, automated testing and change control software helps IT reduce the time and resources required to manage its growing portfolio of enterprise applications. For more information please call 303-350-3900 or visit our website at www.newmerix.com
"SAP is the registered trademark(s) and ABAP is the trademark of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries."