Microsoft on Thursday said it has acquired privately held Stratature, a company that specializes in so-called master data management software.
Through the acquisition of the Alpharetta, Ga.-based company, Microsoft will build master data management tools into its Office System line. The move complements the company's strategy to bulk up the business intelligence tools in Office and SQL Server.
Master data management describes a way to store information according to certain attributes so it's easier to retrieve and work with. For example, information from various sources can be aggregated relating to customer, product or partner.
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