updated 07:10 pm EDT, Thu July 17, 2008
Quark acquires Invision
Quark on Thursday announced its acquisition of In.vision Research, a Florida-based software firm that develops the Microsoft Word for XML authoring tool, allowing the two companies to tightly integrate XML document creation in QuarkXpress. Neither company mentioned how much the purchase cost Quark, but it is said to be a boon for the design software company, since In.vision's client base includes over 200 financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and several government-level clients.
"Uniting our two companies creates an ideal combination of complementary products, technologies and knowledge," said Ray Schiavone, Quark's CEO. "By combining In.vision's user-friendly authoring capability with our professional publishing expertise, we are confident that Quark Dynamic Publishing Solution will be one of the most comprehensive and compelling solutions available today."
By purchasing In.vision, Quark also gains access to products supporting industry standards like DITA and SPL, as well as connectivity with enterprise content management systems, such as Microsoft SharePoint.