Indus International (Nasdaq: IINT) has reached a deal to acquire Wishbone Systems, a provider of workforce management (WFM) and optimization software, for approximately $6.65 million in cash.

The acquisition, set to close by the end of the month, will help Atlanta-based Indus continue to provide additional Service Delivery Management (SDM) solutions, the company says.

“The acquisition of Wishbone Systems complements our core strategy for implementing (SDM), which expands the traditional definition of asset management to include resources other than physical assets–,” said Tom Madison, chairman and CEO of Indus. “Helping clients to collectively manage these ‘assets’ creates tremendous value in terms of cost savings and improved customer satisfaction by optimizing the critical interactions between the customer, the physical assets and the workforce.”

Based just outside Manhattan, in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Wishbone has more than 150 customers using its WFM solutions. The user companies are in industries such as cable, finance, high-tech, manufacturing, medical, pharmaceuticals, power, transportation, utilities and wireless.

“Wishbone Systems’ customer base is complementary to that of Indus, comprising numerous organizations in our core markets such as utilities and in the broader business-to-business and business-to-consumer sectors such as telecommunications and information technology,” adds Greg Dukat, president and chief operating officer of Indus. “As a result, the acquisition will not only complete our comprehensive SDM solution; it will also offer a huge opportunity for cross-selling our customer, asset and workforce management solutions to existing customers.”

Indus: www.indus.com