Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Good confirmed Monday that it plans to announce on Wednesday that it is acquiring the intellectual property and six engineers from San Francisco-based Neomar. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the deal is expected to be completed when the announcement is made, said Terry Austin, president of field operations at Good said.
Neomar and Good are privately held. Neomar was founded in July 1999 and had 25 employees.
Technology obtained from the deal will be used in development of the GoodInfo platform, which is used with handheld devices such as the company's G100 and Research In Motion's BlackBerry devices to allow workers to wirelessly access corporate data. RIM is also an investor in Neomar, according to the Neomar Web site.
"E-mail and personal information management have been killer applications," Austin said. "What GoodInfo will do is enable access to mission-critical business applications for our customers."
The next version of GoodInfo will use Neomar technology, but Austin declined to comment on when it will be available. The new version is expected to improve customer order management look up, sales force automation and other capabilities, he said.
Good competes with Research In Motion's BlackBerry network, offering subscribers access to e-mail and corporate data on a handheld device. Good says it helps to set a wireless communications strategy and figure out the best way to integrate it with the customer's existing network. The company also has been developing custom applications for customers.
, which acts as a wireless communications services consultant, will be implementing GoodInfo.