The company has approximately 1,100 employees worldwide, and had revenues of $533 million in fiscal 2016.
Have they already closed the books on 2016 earnings? Heck yeah they need to get bought. The hardware running their accounting software is literally more than a month faster than anything I've seen in the industry.
But it'll eventually get there, and we (as a society) really need to be discussing how we're going to handle that new world where most jobs have been automated.
Automation is about pushing more wealth to the ruling class and minimizing unavoidable costs. Every time a job like this gets automated, displaced workers head to another employment pool. As those pools get crowded, the salaries go down.
"Plumbers will always make a good living."
"Until the displaced security guards get minimal training by a contracting firm and there is a flood of certified plumbers."
VMS must die!