Scottsdale, Ariz. (Nov. 18, 2003) -- The merger of international software companies Softline Ltd. and Sage plc has been finalized, but there's still no indication of how it will impact the companies' North American operations, according to executives of those operations attending the Information Technology Alliance conference here.
Taylor Macdonald, channel strategies vice president for Best Software, owned by Sage, and Brian Austin, communications manager for Softline's AccountMate and BusinessVision units, both confirmed that England-based Sage's offer to buy Softline, based in South Africa has gotten final approval from all required regulators. However, Macdonald said he had nothing new to offer about the North American implications beyond Sage's earlier comments that Softline's operations in Europe and South Africa, were the driving factors in its decision to buy.
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