Oracle has made a strategic minority investment in Sophoi, a privately-held provider of enterprise intellectual property management software.
Sophoi’s iPLS (Intellectual Property Licensing Suite) is an enterprise-wide business solution for intellectual property management and licensing.
In conjunction with this investment, Oracle and Sophoi will continue to partner to bring innovative end-to-end solutions to the media and entertainment industry.
“Customers of Sophoi and Oracle can benefit from a comprehensive suite of mission critical applications for the media and entertainment industry by combining Oracle’s integrated applications suite and Sophoi’s iPLS solution,” says Lars Wahlstrom, Oracle’s group vice-president of the Communications, Media and Utilities Global Industries Business Unit. “The Sophoi solution has been built on Oracle technology and can be integrated with Oracle applications, which enables customers to more effectively monetise their content library.”
Satinder Raina, Sophoi’s chairman, president and CEO, adds: “This is an important step in the evolution of our company, and a winning proposition for Sophoi’s customers, partners, shareholders and employees. We are looking forward to utilising Oracle’s global scale and resources as our partner to grow Sophoi’s business even faster.”
Sophoi will continue to operate as an independent company and Oracle will appoint two individuals to Sophoi’s board of directors in connection with the investment. Financial details of the investment were not disclosed.