IBM (NYSE: IBM) is adding data management software from a U.K. firm to its Enterprise Content Management offerings.

Daeja Image Systems, a long-time business partner of IBM, has developed software designed to help users manage unstructured data and documents across multiple image file formats even if the native application is not on their devices. 

The technology also further eases enterprise collaboration and document sharing, according to IBM.

The deal was announced Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“IBM is continuing to lead the way in helping organizations access the content they rely upon for everyday operations,” said IBM Enterprise Content Management Business Leader Doug Hunt. “The acquisition of Daeja will simplify how business data is viewed by department or line-of-business users.”

Daeja has more than 4,000 clients. The firm is privately held. 

“As a longtime business partner, Daeja has integrated its solutions with IBM solutions for more than a decade,” said Stu Moss, CEO at Daeja. “With our combined strengths, we can help clients manage their data challenges and directly enhance IBM’s key market initiatives for big data, mobile, and content management.”

Noted IBM: “Daeja technology makes it easy to view very large files. An insurance agent, for example, can view car accident photos and images off-site to speed up the claims review process. Or a physician can review a patient’s detailed charts or x-rays for more timely diagnosis and treatment.”

IBM employs some 10,000 people across North Carolina.

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