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Microsoft’s recent buying spree is continuing this week as the company has announced the acquisition of Clear Software. According to the company, the software automation provide will integrate with Microsoft Power Apps and Power Automate products.

Clear Software is based in Zionsville, Indiana and is a provider of enterprise-grade automation technologies. Microsoft partner general manager Stephen Siciliano confirmed the deal in an official blog post.

Siciliano says the addition to Power Apps/Power Automate will foster a “more seamless experience” for users of those platforms to develop automations for Oracle, SAP, and other systems:

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“Organizations depend on their business applications to work seamlessly across many different systems and data stores. Customers need to know that their most critical business processes are built to optimize working across those systems and data sets, no matter how complex the process becomes,” Siciliano said. “Customers will benefit from stronger Power Platform integration with outside systems.”

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Since opening its doors in 2015, Clear Software has been an integration platform-as-a-service (IPaaS) used in SAP and Oracle. It helps users to create automated tools for cloud-based apps and platforms. It has over 100 prebuilt automations.

“Clear’s API access and system knowledge will strengthen Power Platform’s integration with outside systems and accelerate how customers leverage data and processes that reside beyond Microsoft first-party services,” Siciliano continued. “We want to make it easier for customers to integrate a variety of systems when they build business applications with Power Platform … We will share more with customers about how to access the new capabilities in the future.”

As usual, Microsoft has not confirmed how much the acquisition cost.

The company has been on a buying splurge this year with the purchase of RiskIQ, and also acquired CloudKnox Security. Microsoft is also bought Suplari and then Peer5 to use in Microsoft Teams.

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