Oracle to acquire partner GKS

Oracle said today that it will acquire longtime partner Global Knowledge Software LLC, a provider of self-service training automation software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Oracle said today that it will acquire longtime partner Global Knowledge Software LLC, a provider of self-service training automation software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter.

GKS's Personal Navigator product is resold as a component of Oracle's User Productivity Kit, in use by more than 2,000 Oracle customers.  Its products are complementary to Oracle Tutor, the company's own training software. In a release, the company said it intends to form a global sales unit to expand its focus on non-Oracle applications that utilize GKS products.