Roundup: SAP, SuccessEHS, Kio Networks, Actualisap

- Thursday, September 1, 2011

Roundup: SAP, SuccessEHS, Kio Networks, Actualisap

SAP (NYSE: SAP) has launched in Latin America its Business Transformation Services (BTS) to maximize corporate performance from technology solutions and IT teams, the company said in a statement.

The company has a global team of 700 professionals focused on BTS, 25 of which have begun to operate in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Brazilian state-run energy major Petrobras (NYSE: PBR), power holding AES Brasil and mining company Lumina Copper Chile are among the Latin American firms that have already started working with BTS.

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Alabama-based SuccessEHS, a provider of electronic health record and practice management solutions with integrated medical billing services, was selected by 12 community health centers from the Puerto Rico Primary Care Association (PRPCA), the company said in a statement.

Combined, these community health centers represent more than 190 healthcare providers, serving more than 260,000 patients.

"It's vital for our health systems to adopt new technologies that help improve quality, reduce costs, improve data collection and provide exchange of health information. This new technology will strengthen public health initiatives in Puerto Rico," PRPCA executive director Alicia Suárez said.

Founded in 1995, SuccessEHS provides a mix of clinical, operational and financial software.

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Mexican mission-critical services provider Kio Networks has become the first local company to be certified in the methodology Run SAP for Operations in Latin America, Kio said in a statement.

The certification recognizes Kio for its production and management capacity with SAP applications under SAP standards and best practices.

The certification process lasted a year, and as a result some 100 consultants from Kio Networks were re-trained and certified.

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Chilean IT consultancy Actualisap has appointed Jorge Campos Rodríguez as corporate director, the company said in a statement.

The appointment looks to reinforce the company's regional expansion plans by adding new services and business lines.

"Actualisap has presence in four countries [Chile, Peru, Colombia and Panama], and the idea now is to structure its regional expansion to transform the company in a multinational corporation," Campos said.

The executive has vast experience in IT at a regional level, having previously worked for Intel and SAP.