Enterprise app business Software AG has acquired cloud platform vendor LongJump, the company announced today.

Santa Clara, Calif.-based LongJump offers a platform-as-a-service (Paas) that allows enterprise app developers to build software with less effort. The company also offers an on-premise PaaS solution with the ability to move apps between LongJump instances.

Software AG said LongJumps’s cloud platform will help it better address small and medium sized enterprise companies that rely on self-service app development. It also indicated that LongJump’s software will be complementary to its already established ARIS, Terracotta, and WebMethods product suites.

LongJump founder and CEO Pankaj Malviya believes his company will be able to take advantage of Software AG’s resources and reach to attract more attention.

“More people across the organization can now participate in processes of innovation and differentiation,” Malviya said in a canned statement. “LongJump can now leverage Software AG’s strength in enterprise connectivity and business process to provide business users and IT departments with more agility to respond to changing business requirements, automate their situational processes, improve team data sharing, and integrate with systems of record.”

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