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SAP SE Acquires Qualtrics For $8B

SAP SE announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Qualtrics, a research and experience management software provider, in an $8 billion cash transaction. The acquisition positions SAP to combine Qualtrics’ experience data with its operational data to help customers better manage supply chains, networks, employees and processes.

Exclusive Interview: Triblio CEO Discusses Liferay Acquisition, Market Expansion & Future Of ABM

Liferayheadshot andre2, a digital experience platform provider, recently acquired a controlling interest in Triblio, an ABM company. Liferay also committed to an ongoing investment in Triblio’s ABM programs, although the companies will continue to operate independently. In an exclusive interview with Demand Gen Report, Triblio CEO Andre Yee shared details about how the acquisition came about and what it means for the company and its customers. He also weighed in on whether more mergers and acquisitions among ABM solution providers may be on the horizon in 2019.

Showpad Acquires LearnCore

Showpad, a sales enablement platform, has acquired LearnCore, a sales training and video coaching software, for $50 million.

LearnCore is designed to provide salespeople with the training and coaching necessary to lead informed discussions with potential buyers. With the addition of LearnCore, Showpad aims to create a fully-integrated sales platform that can enhance sales engagement and sales readiness, as well as optimize content and content recommendations through data analytics and artificial intelligence.

Together, the companies will serve more than 360 companies around the world. LearnCore customers include Box, CDW and Informatica.

"We're excited to welcome LearnCore into the Showpad family,” said Pieterjan Bouten, CEO of ShowPad, in a statement to Demand Gen Report. “Ultimately, this move enables us to provide our customers with a holistic platform that encompasses sales content, engagement and readiness. It's a great time to be in the sales enablement space, and we're excited to drive the industry forward with this acquisition."

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