Lexington-based Lexmark International announced Monday that it has acquired two companies to bolster its growing software unit.
It's the fourth and fifth such technology acquisition since mid-2010 for the printer company, which has expanded into more computer software and services.
The newly acquired companies are ISYS Search Software and Nolij Corp.
ISYS has developed software that allows companies to search across a wide range of formats, languages and applications and then analyze the results in a number of ways. The Australia-based company's suite of applications is used by more than 16,000 organizations, according to a Lexmark statement.
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Nolij has developed education-focused software that eliminates data entry by automatically matching information from forms and uploading it to student information systems.
Lexmark paid $32 million for each of the acquisitions, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Lexmark chief executive Paul Rooke said in a statement that the company's technology acquisitions have "strengthened our managed print services offerings and added new content and process technologies, positioning Lexmark as a key solutions provider to businesses large and small."