Why Hyland and ReadSoft are a natural fit for employees, stakeholders and the ECM industry

by. Bill Priemer

Hyland, creator of OnBase’s bid to acquire Sweden-headquartered ReadSoft is an exciting development, not only for the two companies, but for the enterprise content management (ECM) industry as a whole.   ReadSoft and Hyland are a perfect match and the combined company will be unmatched in our ability to help customers transform their organizations by harnessing their information and automating their business processes.

Over the years I have enjoyed very positive interactions with ReadSoft as the two companies collaborated on product integrations and joint proposals to customers.  I find the people of ReadSoft to be very much like Hylanders – highly competent, passionate about what they do, and a genuine pleasure to work with.

I strongly believe Hyland is an ideal home for the employees of ReadSoft.  Here are some of my reasons:

  1. Like ReadSoft, Hyland is a software company with a culture built to attract, retain and inspire software technologists.
  2. With more than 1,700 employees, Hyland is similarly sized to ReadSoft.  The ReadSoft team would find the Hyland environment to be a very familiar and comfortable.
  3. ReadSoft’s business in Europe is a good deal larger than that of Hyland, as we have yet to acquire a European-based company.  In addition to wanting to grow ReadSoft’s global business and presence, we envision ReadSoft as the core of Hyland’s entire operation across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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