AN IT company which resells Sage software is partnering with a US firm to expand its product offering.

Business IT and software company Pinnacle, which has offices in the North-East and is the six-time winner of the 'Sage 200cloud Partner of the Year' Award, has announced a collaboration with fast-growing US technology company Acumatica.

The partnership will significantly expand cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions available in the UK.

Cloud EPR is different from on-premise as it's accessed via the internet, using a browser or apps, instead of locally on computers and servers.

James Spencer, managing director of Pinnacle, which employees around 30 people in the Newcastle but has offices acround the country, said: " We had a gap in our solution portfolio for an all-encompassing cloud ERP solution.

"We have been tracking Acumatica for several years and were impressed by the advanced technology on which Acumatica has been designed, delivering adaptable cloud and mobile technology.

"The product also offers a full suite of industry specific applications including Distribution and Manufacturing, vertical markets we are firmly established in."

Pinnacle hopes to bag clients looking for cloud ERP solutions across the UK.

Jon Roskill, chief executive of Acumatica, said: "Pinnacle has a proven record of success in this territory, with in depth experience and knowledge of the ERP market. Equally important, our cultures and ambitions are aligned, so I am really looking forward to this exciting partnership."