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Data Management Experts erwin Release New Tools, Acquire Corso

September 12, 2016

It's been a big couple of days for erwin Inc., a company widely regarded in the data management space, as it not only introduced some new products, but it also introduced a new connection as it acquired enterprise architecture solutions maker Corso Ltd. The acquisition, along with the new products, should give erwin a great new position in the field.

The new product released is known as erwin CloudCore, a combined cloud bundle of two separate systems: erwin Data Modeler and Corso Agile

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EA. CloudCore, according to reports, represents the first-ever cloud-delivered bundle that incorporates both modeling and architecture systems in one package. This gives users a one-stop shop for producing consistent results in systems governance, systems infrastructure development, and management across an entire enterprise.

That's an impressive enough combination as it sits—and a great reason for erwin to have acquired Corso—but erwin's acquisition of Corso paid other dividends as well. Corso can offer up not only its own breed of industry expertise, which is always welcome, but also insight and added presence into the European market, which is growing in this sector. Plus, there are some new approaches in user interface to consider, as well as some new tools in software-as-a-service (SaaS) provision that should prove welcome for erwin.

Corso's former CEO, and now vice president of product management, Martin Owen commented, “Corso customers have been asking for deeper data modeling capabilities integrated with our own Agile EA platform and the strategic combination with erwin immediately addresses this important requirement. We’re excited to join erwin, as our cultures are very aligned and both companies put customers at the heart of everything they do.”

It's hard to go far wrong with bringing more to a product. Sure, there are limits—some products are just too complex to readily use thanks to a superabundance of features—but generally speaking, as long as a product is still usable, making it a little more useful seldom goes unwelcome. The combined effort of Corso and erwin should produce some terrific new value in the field, and make erwin an even bigger force in the field than it was previously.

There's no doubt we'll have to wait a bit to see how this all boils down, but given what we know so far, erwin just got a lot stronger in the field with its new Corso connections, and that should carry on to make erwin a winner.

Edited by Alicia Young

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