(Reuters) – Software maker Oracle Corp said it would buy privately held Skire Inc, which makes software that helps companies plan and execute projects, for an undisclosed amount.
Skire is Oracle’s fifth acquisition this year. The company bought Taleo Corp, a maker of Web-based software for recruiting employees, for $1.9 billion (1.2 billion pounds) earlier this year.
Menlo Park, California-based Skire, which was founded in 2000, will help its customers deliver projects on time and budget, improving efficiency and cutting costs, Oracle said.
The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2012, after which Skire products will be added to Oracle’s project portfolio management offering for large companies.
Skire’s customers include Anheuser Busch Inbev SA, ConocoPhillips Co, Boise Inc, DTE Energy Co