Middleware software vendor, Active Software will this month establish a permanent presence in Europe by incorporating in the UK.
The Silicon Valley-based company develops packaged based enterprise applications integration software. It will fund the expansion partly with the $11 million worth of venture capital won this week.
Including the recent injection, Active has received a total of $22 million worth of funding since its inception in 1995.
"We will also fund the UK company out of revenues we are earning from contracts with our existing partners," said Chet Kapoor, Active's director of global alliances.
The company says it has yet to appoint a head for the UK operation, and is also on the lookout for training and support staff. They will manage existing European relationships with systems integrators including, KMPG Consulting, American Management Systems (AMS), and Pragma 6 in France.
Kapoor explained that Active wanted to setup a permanent European presence once it had estalished a track record in the US.
Active is one of a growing number of companies, including Cross Worlds Software and Vitria Technology, creating off-the-shelf applications integration packages.
For example, CAD vendor Autodesk uses Active Software's products to connect SAP R/3, and Scopus - a customer-management system, with other applications over the Web. Autodesk runs an Extranet for its distribution channel.
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