Nimsoft and Indicative Software, both tested in our APM Rolling Review, came together earlier this month as Nimsoft acquired the company and added its synthetic monitoring to the Nimsoft portfolio. The products are complementary, and the merger makes sense. With only about $5M in revenue, it was difficult for a standalone synthetic transaction product like Indicative to survive in the competitive APM market.
The acquisition will provide a nice home for Indicative and will make the Nimsoft BSM offering more compelling, offering a wider range of data collection techniques. Nimsoft can become a real alternative to the large enterprise software vendors for comprehensive APM monitoring. Combined, the companies report about $35M in revenue for 2007.