Roundup: Scopus, SAP, Sopho Business Communications, Animux

- Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Roundup: Scopus, SAP, Sopho Business Communications, Animux

Brazilian IT services firm Scopus Tecnologia is expanding its operational and physical structure in São Paulo to cope with increased demand for its services, the company said in a release.

Scopus' headquarters now includes a second building, located next to its current facility and to where the logistics department was relocated.

Besides the new building, the firm has also opened a new office in the city of Santana do Livramento, in Rio Grande do Sul state, and two regional offices in the cities of São Paulo and Cuiabá, in Mato Grosso state.

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Scopus Tecnologia posted revenues of 443mn reais (currently US$250mn) in 2010.

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SAP Brasil has appointed Pedro Patrício as SME sales director, the firm said in a statement.

Patrício will coordinate sales of Business One, a tailored-management solution for SMEs.

A Portuguese citizen who recently moved to Brazil, Patrício has worked for the company for 12 years.

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Interactive Intelligence, a provider of unified IP business communications, has signed Sopho Business Communications as its new business partner in Brazil as part of a plan to boost business in the country, the former said in a statement.

Sopho is a voice, data, video and surveillance solutions provider for a range of companies, mainly from the public sector, such as Brazil's army, finance ministry, postal service, state power holding Eletrobrás and government-run agricultural tech firm Embrapa.

The firm is headquartered in São Paulo, and has subsidiaries in Rio de Janeiro and Brasília, as well as a logistics center in the city of Barueri, in São Paulo state.

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Animux - a research and consultancy company dedicated to online, mobile and neuroscience studies - has been created in Brazil, web portal Meio & Mensagem reported.

The company arose from a partnership between Eduardo Sincofsky, former Brazil VP at global market research firm Synovate, and Rodrigo Toni, former country CEO at think-thank Ipsos.

"Animux intends to seek different ways to interact with and understand the 21st century consumer - active and diligent, who does not passively consume brands, but rather helps to shape them, positively and negatively," Toni was quoted as saying.