WRQ Acquires EAI vendor

Jim Martin

Continuing to enhance its infrastructure for enabling customers to move more quickly to e-business, WRQ, Inc. (Seattle) has added an enterprise applications integration (EAI) vendor to its portfolio with the announcement it has acquired the technology and operations of SuperNova Enterprises B.V.

Through the acquisition, WRQ will now be able to offer its customers a comprehensive set of solutions for both legacy host applications and enterprise applications into the overall e-business infrastructure.

“The acquisition significantly advances WRQ’s vision to provide comprehensive solutions that streamline integration of complex back-office systems with the Web,” says Doug Walker, CEO of WRQ. “WRQ has always thrived on finding solutions to the thorniest IT problems, and we have spent the past 19 years helping companies access and manage back-office systems more easily.”

SuperNova products speed the integration of homegrown or highly customized applications by combining interoperability between integration platforms and adapters with the strength of application development tools. Although it is mainly used for back-end applications, SuperNova’s product line also provides the flexibility to integrate with new, “off the shelf” applications.

“WRQ’s Apptrieve fills a gap in the EAI market by integrating host applications at Internet speed. The combination of WRQ’s legacy expertise and the SuperNova product gives us a major advantage over the competition,” says Ron Heusdens, VP of research and development at SuperNova. “Both companies have consistently delivered solutions that make the most difficult integration challenges easy for customers.”

SuperNova’s product line will transition to WRQ along with its customers, technology partner relationships and 80 employees. WRQ will continue to operate SuperNova’s Dutch, German and U.S. offices under the WRQ name.

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