Himanshu Palsule, Gabrielle Boko Depart Sage North America

After 18 years, Sage CTO and Head of Strategy Himanshu Palsule has reportedly departed.  Himanshu was responsible for all product and technology development, as well as guiding the overall product strategy, for the Sage product and services portfolio in North America.

In addition to strategy, Himanshu guided product portfolio management, technology and architecture, product management, customer connected innovation, led the R&D organization.

Sage’s JuanMi Rodriguez will step in and assist with leading North America product delivery, which includes product management. JuanMi is currently EVP of operations and global product delivery, as well as responsible for all customer-facing online products and cloud services.

In addition to Himanshu, Gabrielle Boko, who started as EVP and Regional CMO Marketing, North America and four months ago was appointed Sage’s EVP Global Brand Experience, has reportedly left Sage. Boko had been with Sage almost 2.5 years and was most visible around the Sage Summit customer conference events.

Alliance Solutions Group, RKL eSolutions Named Sage Business Partners of the Year


Alliance Solutions Group has achieved the distinction for Sage Business Partner of the Year for Top New License Revenue for highest total new license revenue across all of Sage North America. Sage also recognizes Alliance Solutions Group as the Sage Business Partner of the Year for Top Revenue for highest total revenue.

The Sage Business Partner of the Year for Top New License Growth honor goes to RKL eSolutions for achieving the highest total new license growth across all of Sage North America.



Sage One Renewal Spam

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If you receive an invoice from Sage indicating “Your Sage subscription invoice is ready”, please delete it. I just had a customer contact me to inquire about the validity of such an email.

Upon further review the email leads to a download site (not Sage)  which in turn attempts to download a file to your desktop. Other sites have reported similar malware attempts by bogus emails purporting to be from Sage. Please never download any files which you were not expecting and especially no files where the link redirects to a site that is not one you visit and know to be safe.


From: noreply@sage.com [mailto:noreply@sage.com]
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2015 8:02 AM
Subject: Your Sage subscription invoice is ready

Dear Customer

Account number: 86490173

Your Sage subscription invoice is now online and ready to view.

Sage One subscriptions

Please follow the link bellow to view/download your account invoice: http://www.sageone.co.uk/?invoice=[removed]


Got a question about your invoice?

Call us on 1890 88 2549

If you’re an Accountant, please call 1890 92 84 93 

If you’re a Business Partner, please call 1890 94 21 68

Kind Regards

The Sage UK Subscription Team

Please note: There is no unsubscribe option on this email, as it is a service message, not a marketing communication. This email was sent from an address that cannot accept replies. Please use the contact details above if you need to get in touch with us.

SilverSun Technologies Completes Acquisition of Oates & Co, The Macabe Associates

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SilverSun Technologies, parent company of Sage mega-partner SWK Technologies, announces the completion of the acquisitions of Oates and Company and The Macabe Associates.

Both acquisitions were announced in late September, with Greensboro, NC based Oates & Company being announced September 21, 2015 and Seattle, WA based The Macabe Associates on September 24, 2015. According to the press releases Oates & Company is expected to add $2.4 million in revenues and The Macabe Associates is expected to add roughly $1 million for an estimated total of $3.5 million according to the release.

SWK Technologies was  listed as number 25 on the Bob Scott VAR 100 with $22 million in revenues. With these acquisitions and the July 2015 acquisition of Productive Technologies the company expects to raise revenues to $27 million which would place them squarely in the top 20 of North American VARS.

It’s likely SWK Technologies should be ranked higher on the VAR 100 listing since most competitors self-report revenues while SWK Technologies, as a subsidiary of a public company,  provides presumably more accurate audited financial reports.

SilverSun Technologies stated in a June 9, 2014 letter to shareholders that they expected to hit $50 million in revenues within the next 18 months, though that number appears to have been revised downward to $27 million according to the last earnings release which projected those year 2015 earnings.

DSD Business Systems and ScanForce Announce Multi-Bin For Sage 100 Due Early 2016

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DSD Business Systems and ScanForce today announced a joint development project to create a multi-bin inventory solution for Sage 100. According to the press release:

The new Multi-Bin product is currently under development and is planned for an early 2016 release. It will be available to purchase as a stand-alone product from DSD Business Systems, as well as through ScanForce as a bundled Multi-Bin & Warehouse Management Solution. The Multi-Bin product will be available for Sage 100 versions 4.50, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.


This announcement appears to be in response to the July 27, 2015 announcement of ONE for Sage 100 which combined the resources of three leading ISVs for Sage 100, including the most widely used multi-bin developer ACS Group, into a suite of solutions that potentially caused competitors such as Scanforce to be left without a multi-bin offering  compatible with future Sage 100 releases.

Created by three of the leading providers of warehouse management solutions, Advanced Computer Solutions Group, JDB Solutions Group LLC and Scanco Software LLC have created ONE, a warehouse management and manufacturing automation solution like no other. By combining resources, end users receive an all inclusive system and support team making ONE the most powerful and seamless product on the market.


Todays announcement  raises several  questions about whether Sage themselves might invest in creating a multi-bin feature enhancement for Sage 100 as well as the level of compatibility  the DSD-Scanforce multi-bin might eventually have with competing products.

Although the initial press release states “The new Multi-Bin product will be designed to work exclusively with the ScanForce Warehouse Management Solution” it remains to be seen whether the enhancement will also be compatible with third party manufacturing solutions such as JobOps,





Sage Live Analysis: Sage Should Leverage Salesforce Relationship

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Management consulting firm Strativa has one of the more informative  analysis of  Sage Live accounting system. Their post adds some practical considerations and observations which may be useful for anyone considering Sage’s new offering.

Sage Live is Sage’s pure SaaS offering for companies with 10 to 200 employees. In development since January 2015 this accounting system currently offers primarily general ledger functionality though added features are coming soon. It is built on the Salesforce platform and according to Strativa’s blog post:

By design, Sage Live will not provide functionality outside of accounting systems. Sage believes this strategy will make Sage Live more attractive for other AppExchange partners. In the latest iteration of the Salesforce platform (dubbed Lightning), users can easily drag and drop functionality from different AppExchange partners into the user’s system. Sage is banking on having Sage Live appear as an attractive option for those customers looking for financial applications.

Generally Strativa believes that, at least initially, Sage Live has the best chance of success by marketing directly to existing Salesforce users. The downside to Sage Live, as noted in their blog post, is the reliance on multiple integrations to create one full accounting system:

In our ERP and CRM selection consulting, we have already seen cases where Salesforce.com is far from the low-cost provider. This is especially true when multiple AppExchange partners are needed in the deal. If an ERP system is delivered as a set of composite applications from different providers, can it possibly be cost-effective compared to a solution from a single provider? In the case of Sage Live, a higher price point is unsustainable, since other providers such as Quickbooks Online and Xero are aggressive in pricing and have broader feature sets at this point.

Sage Puts Stake in the Cloud with Sage Live 

Altec Announces Evolution 2016 Customer and Partner Conference – February 29 – March 3, 2016 – Newport Beach, CA

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Altec announces their first annual doc-link customer conference. The event is scheduled for February 29, 2016 to March 3, 2016 in New Port Beach, CA at the Newport Beach Marriott Resort and Spa.

Over 30 technical sessions, in three tracks, will present information around best practices as well as introductions from third party solution providers about complimentary doc-link products.

Abila User Conference: March 3-5, 2016 in Austin, Texas

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Abila, a provider of software and services to the nonprofit market, today announced their 2016 Abila User and Developer Conference (AUDC) will be held March 3 – 5, 2016 in Austin, TX. The conference is expected to attract over 1,000 people from the association and nonprofit sectors. 

Keynote speaker Roy Spence, cofounder and chairman of advertising giant GSD&M, will give the keynote presentation about using the power of purpose to make strategic decisions.

Over 100 sessions will be offered, including:

  • The 2020 Association: Breaking the Innovation Mold Through Integrations
  • Built for Nonprofits, By Nonprofits: Future of Fundraising Software
  • The Proof is In the Pudding – Common Reporting Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
  • What’s an LMS? Redefining the Learning Management System of Today
  • One Site Does NOT Fit All: Creating Personalized Web Experiences
  • Not Just Another Annual Fund Campaign
  • What’s Your Uber?
  • Life in the Cloud

AUDC 2016

Acumatica Webinar: Analyst Ray Wang, CEO Jon Roskill Talk Growth



Ray Wang, Constellation Research analyst focusing on Digital Disruption technologies, talks flipping priorities to jumpstart growth.

Ray Wang, Founder & Chairman at Constellation Research, Inc. Ray’s new best-selling book, Disrupting Digital Business, was published Spring 2015 by Harvard Business Review Press. Ray will be joined by Acumatica’s CEO Jon Roskill. ( Wednesday October 21, 2015 – 1pm to 2pm ET – Register Here )

Sage Outlines Sage 300c Web UI Design

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Sage’s Stephen Smith, Chief Architect Sage 300, outlines the new Web UI for G/L, A/P, A/R, Bank, Tax, C/S and A/S screens in the upcoming Sage 300c 2016 release which is slated for October 2015.

According to Smith, These are true web screens that run in all the main browsers including IE, Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. There are no plug-ins required, everything is pure HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This means you can access these screens from all sorts of devices like Macs, Windows Desktops and Laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, Android Tablets, Linux Workstations, Raspberry Pi’s and many other devices. The operations modules including I/C, O/E and P/O will follow shortly after early in 2016 as part of a Product Update.