On Monday, Microsoft announced that it had purchased ProClarity, the leader in advanced analytics. Located in Idaho, USA, ProClarity produces software and technologies that are attuned with Microsoft’s business intelligence (BI) programs. The software giant said it was putting in a huge amount in BI, including in its forthcoming Office 2007 productivity collection, and this attainment builds upon those efforts.
Business Intelligence software helps companies filter through the huge amount of electronic data they gather, allowing them to see trends and patterns and increase productivity. In a statement Microsoft Business Division president Jeff Raikes said, “This acquisition advances our BI strategy and our ability to deliver performance management applications to customers.”
Financial terms of the deal were not revealed.