Because the deal is not closed, apparently Open Text is not saying anymore than they already have (which hasn’t been much) about the Metastorm acquisition. I really have not been able to find too much in depth analysis on the deal, but the best work I’ve seen is this piece from Document Boss.
Here’s an excerpt: “BPM is increasingly being seen as the backbone of the ECM and related technology sector – the glue for managing the processing,collaboration and workflow of documents and data. Metastorm was a pure play BPM software provider, embracing Enterprise and Business Architecture, Business Process Analysis, and Business Process Management from a pure play platform approach…This acquisition is not only a good bolt- on to allow Open Text to further expand their ECM offering, but it allows them to be positioned as more of a major player in the BPM space, with access to increased market opportunities.
“In addition, the acquisition of Metastorm by Open Text speaks volumes about the importance of BPM and accompanying analytics, and we expect more core ECM companies to add robust BPM capabilities throughout 2011.”