Roundup: Micro Focus-CFE, Indra, Latin American Payments, Neoris

- Friday, October 21, 2011

Roundup: Micro Focus-CFE, Indra, Latin American Payments, Neoris

Mexican state power company CFE has tapped UK software developer Micro Focus for solutions to incorporate its billing, collecting and customer care processes, the latter said in a statement.

Micro Focus' solutions have allowed CFE to access and manage high volumes of information on real time to improve customer service.

CFE can now manage the issue of 700,000 bills a day, as well as 1,000 branches and more than 2,000 online self-service terminals.

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Spanish systems integrator Indra has achieved CMMI maturity level 5 with its software engineering, the company said in a statement.

The evaluation was conducted on IGEA (Geographic Enterprise Application), a geographic information system (GIS) aimed at optimizing management of companies' networks and critical assets across all sectors.

IGEA was developed at Indra's Software Labs and currently has more than 30 Spanish and international clients. The solution enables two and three-dimensional representations based on different data sources.

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Latin American Payments, a division of payment platform Pagosonline, is launching a payment platform for internet users in Colombia and the rest of Latin America who want to make purchases on foreign websites and do not have international credit cards, according to a statement.

The company provides the opportunity to make payments through local credit cards, bank transfers or cash deposits.

According to Colombian banking association Asobancaria, only 5.2mn people have a credit card in the country, with a total population greater than 45.6mn.

Pagosonline is owned by Brazilian price comparison site BuscaPé Group, which is part of the Naspers group portfolio.

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Latin America IT consulting firm Neoris has launched a partnership program with universities in the Argentine city of Rosario to recruit future professionals, Neoris said on its Twitter account.

Under this program, Neoris is looking to develop a permanent link to work on training and incorporating professionals in the technology industry.

Neoris has already signed cooperation agreements with Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN), Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR), Universidad Abierta Interamericana (UAI) and Escuela Urquiza, among others.