Roundup: Accenture, Callidus Software, iQuote Xpress, piracy bill

Monday, January 10, 2011

US consulting and technology services firm Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will leverage its acquisition of German firm CAS Computer Anwendungs- und Systemberatung AG (CAS) to accelerate expansion in areas including Latin America, Accenture said in a statement.

Other geographies of interest include China and India.

CAS provides customer relationship management (CRM) and mobility software. The value of the acquisition was not disclosed.

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The Latin American division of DirecTV has acquired software from US sales performance management (SPM) solutions provider Callidus Software (Nasdaq: CALD), the latter company said in a statement.

DirecTV Latin America implemented a SaaS version of Callidus' sales performance management suite.

Callidus said the solution will help DirecTV optimize the management of its network of independent dealers across eight regional countries.


Central American security technology provider Advance Systems Supply has tapped US firm iQuote Xpress for on-demand software, the latter company said in a statement.

Based in Southern California with international offices in Panama, iQuote Xpress specializes in management solutions for SMEs.


Brazil's congress is set to debate a bill aimed at combating piracy, the country's justice ministry said in a statement.

The legislation will give authorities greater power to document counterfeit goods and confiscate machinery used to produce them.