Roundup: Finnegans, Panduit, Softland, SAS

- Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Roundup: Finnegans, Panduit, Softland, SAS

Argentine software firm Finnegans has signed an agreement with Sien Consultores under which the latter will represent the former in Mexico, Finnegans said in a statement.

With this agreement, Sien expects to enhance its business portfolio with Finnegans' Ceres Live management products. At the same time, Finnegans expects to increase the number of Ceres Live clients in Latin America.

Sien provides technical, financial and administrative consulting with offices in Morelia in Michoacán state and Pachuca in Hidalgo state.

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US structured cabling provider Panduit has begun expanding its manufacturing facility in Costa Rica, the company said in a statement.

Panduit's high-tech product manufacturing facility looks to add 500 new jobs in the country, increasing its workforce 58% to 1,350 employees. The investment value was not disclosed.

The 14,000m2 expansion makes Panduit the third largest exporter of electronic components in Costa Rica.

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The Argentine unit of Spanish administration software provider Grupo Softland is developing a program to attract new partners in Uruguay and expand operations in the country, Softland announced in a release.

The Softland Business Partner Program will support strategic partners to market and implement ERP business solution Softland Logic for medium and large companies.

Partners will benefit from consulting certifications and commercial and technical support to add value to their offerings.

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The Chilean unit of US BI and advanced analytics software provider SAS launched an antifraud solution for utilities and gas companies, SAS announced in a statement.

The solution can generate savings of up to 14% by detecting meter tampering and reduce the cost of inspections.

"Over US$5mn a year is lost due to fraud. A proper control could help reflect these savings directly in customer bills," according to Marcelo Sukni, CEO of SAS Chile.