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Precise Software Solutions is an Israeli-American company that develops Application Performance Management software products.

Precise Software Solutions
IndustryComputer software
FoundedTel Aviv, Israel 1990
HeadquartersHouston, Texas, U.S. (incorporated in Delaware)
Key people
Randy Jacops, CEO
York Richards, CFO
ProductsApplication performance management



Early historyEdit

Precise Software Solutions was founded in Tel Aviv in 1990 by Haim Kopans, who served the company in various roles (CTO, VP Product Management and Head of R&D) until 2002. Initial funding was provided by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP).[1]

In September 1997, Shimon Alon, formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of Scitex America, became the company's CEO. He led the company to 14 consecutive quarters of record growth. Then in June 2000, Precise completed an initial public offering on NASDAQ followed by a successful secondary public offering in November 2000. The company's shares were traded under the Ticker symbol PRSE.[2]

In 1998, a Precise/EMC relationship was formed beginning with a joint development project and resulting in an OEM arrangement through which EMC began reselling Precise's technology in its product offerings. Subsequently, EMC took an investment position in Precise.[3]

In the fourth quarter of 1999, EMC Corporation began selling Precise products under the name Database (DB) Tuner. EMC marketed an exclusive bundled version of various Precise offerings including Precise/Indepth for Oracle, Precise/Indepth for DB2 UDB and Precise/Presto for EMC software. Database (DB) tuner was intended for use solely with EMC's storage products.[4]

For the year ending December 2002, the company reported revenues of $76 million.[5][6]

Veritas acquisition of PreciseEdit

On June 2003, Veritas Software acquired Precise for about $400 million in cash and 7.4 million shares of its stock, a total cost of about $609 million.[6]

Symantec acquisition of VeritasEdit

On December 16, 2004, Veritas and Symantec announced their plans for a merger. With Veritas valued at $13.5 billion, it was the largest software industry merger to date. Symantec's shareholders voted to approve the merger on June 24, 2005. On July 5, 2005 the new merged company(s) began operations.

Symantec spin out of PreciseEdit

On January 17, 2008, Symantec announced [7] that they were spinning off the Application Performance Management (Precise Software Solutions) business to Vector Capital. Upon closing of the transaction, Precise Software Solutions had again taken over all development, product management, marketing and sales for this APM business.

To ensure a smooth transition for customers and the new company overall, Symantec continued to support the APM business post closing via a transition services agreement with Precise Software. It provided a migration path for Symantec-branded APM customers. Additionally, Symantec and Vector signed an agreement allowing Symantec to continue to sell APM software and support to its customers.

Idera acquisition PreciseEdit

In 2013-07-02, Idera, Inc. announced the acquisition of Precise Software as a wholly owned subsidiary. Idera CEO Randy Jacops assumed leadership of the company.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Haim Kopans, Venture Partner & Partner and CTO, JVP Studio", Jerusalem Venture Partners, retrieved 2011-04-08
  2. ^ "Precise Software Solutions Profile", Information Management Magazine, June 2001, retrieved 2009-11-03
  3. ^ "Precise Strengthens Relationship With EMC Corporationby Joining E-Infostructure Developers...", Businesswire, Sept. 25, 2002, retrieved 2011-02-16
  4. ^ "United States SEC ... ForM 10-K", US SEC 10-K Form PRECISE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS LTD, 12-2002, retrieved 2011-02-16
  5. ^ "Precise Software Solutions Reports Record Revenues, 30% Year-Over-Year, 4% Quarter-Over-Quarter Increase; 22nd Quarter of Consecutive Record Revenue.", Business Wire, April 29, 2003, retrieved 2009-11-03
  6. ^ a b Boulton, Clint, "Veritas Closes Precise Software Purchase", --June 30, 2003--, retrieved 2009-11-03
  7. ^ Symantec to Sell Application Performance Management Business to Vector Capital
  8. ^ "New Idera CEO is acquisition hungry". Houston Business Journal, Jul 3, 2013
  9. ^ Idera Acquires Precise Software - Idera expands its product offering by acquiring Precise Software as a wholly owned subsidiary

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