By Richard Lefebvre on Dec 23, 2013
On December 20, 2013, Oracle announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Responsys, the leading provider of enterprise-scale cloud-based business to consumer (B2C) marketing software. The proposed transaction is subject to Responsys stockholders tendering a majority of Responsys' shares and vested equity incentive awards in the tender offer, certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in the first half of 2014. Until the transaction closes, Oracle and Responsys will continue to operate independently, and it is business as usual.
Responsys is used by the most respected business to consumer brands across the globe to manage and orchestrate marketing interactions with their customers across email, mobile, social, display and the web. More than 450 companies across a wide range of industries rely on Responsys to drive more revenue and improve the customer experience at every interaction.
The addition of Responsys will extend Oracle's Customer Experience Cloud, which includes the Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle Commerce Cloud, Oracle Service Cloud, Oracle Social Cloud and the Oracle Marketing Cloud. By bringing together Responsys and Oracle Eloqua in the Marketing Cloud, for the first time CMOs across industries will be equipped to drive exceptional customer experiences across marketing interactions and throughout the customer lifecycle from a single platform.