Roundup: Pragma, CPM Braxis, Grupo Softland, Software AG

- Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Roundup: Pragma, CPM Braxis, Grupo Softland, Software AG

Chilean IT company Pragma has appointed Enrique Lazo as innovation manager, Pragma said in a statement.

The executive previously worked for the local unit of IBM, AUGE Sistemas and General Electric Medical Systems Europe.

Pragma Informática reported sales of more than US$6.5mn in 2010, representing 68% growth.

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Brazilian IT services firm CPM Braxis Capgemini has appointed Alessandro Porro as CFO, CPM Braxis said in a statement.

Porro has more than 20 years of experience in administration and finance and previously worked for TecBan and Oracle.

CPM Braxis Capgemini offers application services, infrastructure technology services and business process outsourcing. The firm has eight development centers and one data center in Brazil.

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The Argentine unit of Spanish administration software provider Grupo Softland will participate in an integration and application seminar organized by the Universidad de Buenos Aires, the firm said in a statement.

The seminar will be for the university's information systems students. Other firms specialized in ERP will also participate, Softland said.

Softland Argentina has more than 500 large and medium-sized clients, such as Electrolux Argentina and River Plate Athletic Club.

Grupo Softland has a presence throughout Latin America, with subsidiaries in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama and the Dominican Republic, representing 25,000 active clients.

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Software AG has acquired UK firm Metismo, the former said in a statement without reporting the purchase price.

"Metismo provides an extremely flexible and multifunctional platform for the development of device-independent mobile apps. It enables the design and development of applications and automatic transformation into different mobile device formats," Software AG said.

"In addition, data from mobile devices such as GPS, audio and video can be integrated within in-house business applications. On the one hand, established business processes can react to external mobile information in real time, and on the other they can be managed and controlled from anywhere. This comprehensive integration will lead to the total 'mobile office,' independent of place and time," the software firm added.