Sterling Software has axed about a quarter of its Texas Instruments Software (TIS) acqusition?s staff to eliminate overlap between the two organisations and to cut costs.
The move will result in 380 redundancies from a total of 1,310 TIS employees worldwide, with another 60 going from Sterling?s Applications Management Group (AMG).
A further 910 TIS employees will move into AMG, while another 20 will be redeployed elsewhere in Sterling.
Sterling Williams, Sterling Software?s chief executive said: ?Unfortunately, when you merge two large organisations, there is overlap and we had to make some tough decisions. This was the most difficult part of this project and we have made every effort to make this transition as smooth as possible.?
TIS had already axed 80 staff in February, effectively halving its marketing operation, after it reported losses of $27.9 million for its last fiscal year. It expected to make a profit of $5.7 million.
As a result of the acquisition, AMG will now move its headquarters from Atlanta to Plano, Texas and will be split into three divisions, applications development, information management and applications international.
The applications development unit will also move to Plano to house Sterling?s renamed Cool development tools and the merged TIS Composer and Sterling Key products, which will be dubbed Cool:Stuff.
The division will sell Cool:Gen, an upgrade of Composer, and ship Cool:Jex, an object-oriented tool in the next couple of weeks. A new component-based development tool, Cool:Cubes, is expected to follow by the end of the year.
The information management unit will look after Sterling?s Vision family, the emulation software currently offered by the former Desktop Integration division and the query and reporting tools sold by the former Data Access division.
The International division will handle all of Sterling?s development tools family outside of the US and Canadian markets. Three units will sell directly into Western Europe, Central Europe and Asia Pacific, but a fourth UK-based one will deal with the firm?s distributor operations in emerging markets.
Sterling?s Systems Management business will also be relocated from Reston, Virginia to Plano, but will add an international wing too, with three units looking after Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
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