IBM is announcing intent to acquire Cúram Software Ltd. – the leading provider of solutions for social programs
In a move that extends IBM leadership in Smarter Cities, IBM announced intent to acquire Curam Software Ltd., the leading provider of solutions for social programs, including health & human services, workforce services, and social security organizations – bolstering Smarter Cities and the citizens they serve.
Cúram software is used in more than 80 government agency projects around the world to provide the timely access to the right social programs, deliver integrated services through those programs, and drive improved outcomes and reduced costs. The citizen-centered solutions address the increasing complexity and growing needs for social programs while delivering efficiency and improved outcomes.
Cúram’s capabilities and expertise will advance the IBM Smarter Cities initiative, which focuses on driving sustainable growth by leveraging information to make better decisions, anticipating problems to resolve them proactively, and coordinating resources and process to operate effectively. This acquisition will extend IBM’s ability to provide transformative business solutions and services to cities and governments globally.
Together, IBM and Cúram will help leaders around the world achieve breakthrough efficiency and new levels of citizen-centered service – delivering improved outcomes, total integrated service delivery and total cost reduction.
“We are committed to helping leaders in cities and governments at all levels improve efficiency and deliver improved outcomes, and increasingly improve the lives of their citizens,” said Craig Hayman, General Manager of IBM Industry Solutions. “People are facing increasing needs for social and health programs and leaders must innovate to improve delivery amid great demand. We are honored to provide solutions that help leaders deliver real value to the people they serve.”
Since 1999, IBM and Cúram have collaborated on federal, state, local, and provincial-level social programs solutions around the world. Cúram’s software is certified for use with the IBM Government Industry Framework and has been part of IBM Global Business Services’ Integrated Case Management solution since 2001.
Cúram, which means “care and protection” in Irish, is based in Dublin, Ireland, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and India. In addition to end-to-end solutions for social programs, the acquisition of Cúram brings the expertise of 700 employees. After the closing, Cúram will be integrated into the Industry Solutions division of the IBM Software Group.
For more information about Cúram, visit http://www.curamsoftware.com (link resides outside of ibm.com)