Roundup: PayPro Global, Manager Software, comScore, Elster

- Friday, June 10, 2011

Roundup: PayPro Global, Manager Software, comScore, Elster

Canadian e-commerce solution provider PayPro Global has signed a partnership with Boleto Bancário, the most popular solution for online payments in Brazil, the former said in a statement.

The most recent portfolio addition allows online software vendors to increase their presence in Brazil's market, offering customers a secure, risk-free, popular payment option that they can trust.

"Brazil is one of the fastest growing software markets in the world. Offering such a popular local service will greatly increase the revenues of our partners," PayPro Global CEO Matthew Silverman said.

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Founded in 2006, PayPro Global develops and hosts an e-commerce solution that allows anyone to easily sell software online.

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Chilean IT company Manager Software, part of compatriot human resources software provider PayRoll Group, has appointed María Victoria Puentes as general manager, the company announced in a statement.

Puentes was previously commercial manager of Sonda's SAP and ORDEN divisions.

Puentes will be in charge of planning, managing and controlling the company's ERP software solutions, with a focus on software as a service (SaaS).

Manager was acquired by PayRoll group at the beginning of 2011 for an undisclosed amount.

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In April, nearly 13mn people aged 15 or older accessed the internet from home or at work in Argentina, spending an average of 26.9 hours online during the month, according to a study by consultancy comScore (Nasdaq: SCOR).

Microsoft sites led as the most-visited online property, reaching nearly 12.4mn unique visitors and representing 95.1% of the entire online population. Google sites ranked second with nearly 12.3mn visitors (94.3%), followed by Facebook.com with 11.5mn visitors (88.6%).

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Power, gas and water measurement and control provider Elster (NYSE: ELT) has launched a new three-phase disconnect electric meter solution for the Latin American market, the firm said in a release.

The electric meter enables utilities to remotely shut off power from a single location.

Elster's offering includes distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions.