SumTotal Buys Softscape

Mountain View, CA-based human resources software maker SumTotal Systems announced today that it has acquired rival Softscape of Wayland, MA. Softscape had a “head start in the HR software industry” and had developed “many advanced features” that made it an attractive merger target, according to the SumTotal announcement. “With the acquisition of Softscape, SumTotal has created the absolute industry leader in complete talent management software,” SumTotal president John Borgerding said in a statement. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Wade Roush is the producer and host of the podcast Soonish and a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @soonishpodcast

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