Sage buys ACT!

Channel Flannel

Sage, the UK accountancy software giant, is to buy Interact Commerce, the owners of SalesLogix, and ACT!,the mass-market contact manager, for $260m in cash. According to Interact, Sage's huge reseller channel, was a major factor in the decision to succumb to Sage's courtship. Sage estimates that less than 10 per cent of its customers use CRM software.



Memory Plus has bought the trading business of chip upgrade specialist Evergreen Technologies UK. Memory Plus management bought the firm this month from Torridon for £800k.




xbidit

, the UK channel-only auction site, is now offering credit to the trade. The company says it has already pre-approved 250 existing xbidit customers for 30-day credit, by way of Barclays Bank.




Time, the high street computer retailer, has been quietly shutting down its last 50 Office World in-store franchises over the last year,

Microscope reports

. The company says the outlets did not perform as well as standalone stores.




Lynx Commercial Systems has qualified for MS Gold Partner status, the first UK reseller to do so. ®

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