KKR SUBSIDIARY VISMA INVESTS IN ACUMATICA

Bethesda, Md. - Cloud ERP software provider Acumatica closed a round of investment led by Visma, a major ERP, tax, payroll and accounting product maker based in Oslo, Norway. Visma is a subsidiary of venture capital concern Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.

As part of the deal, Visma will repackage Acumatica as its cloud-based ERP offering to over 150,000 customers in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, including Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands, and throughout its network. The Visma proceeds will also be used to help Acumatica expand its own sales and marketing efforts and continue development of its technology platform.

 

DELL TO OFFER HOSTED DYNAMICS GP AND QB

Round Rock, Texas - PC manufacturer Dell next year will begin offering hosted versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP and QuickBooks, as well as other services, through partnerships with Salesforce.com, Microsoft, Intuit and others.

The new service - Dell Cloud Business Applications - is a family of integrated SaaS applications with cross-application cloud analytics supported by end-to-end Dell services. This news comes shortly after Dell announced its first Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering, tying the services together using its recently acquired Boomi integration software.

 

SAGE ACT! 2012 ADDS GOOGLE INTEGRATION

Sage North America has introduced its Sage ACT! 2012 contact and customer manager, along with Sage ACT! Connect, which integrates with Google applications. The latest ACT! release integrates with Gmail, Google Contacts and Google Calendar. It also has expanded search capabilities and a virtual notepad, along with other enhancements that allow Sage ACT! to function as a sales and marketing command center for small and midsized businesses.

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