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

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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.

Sage More Than Doubles Commitment To Ireland With 300 Additional Jobs

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Sage announced last week the addition of 300 jobs to their already existing roster of 250 workers in Dublin, Ireland. The new positions will bolster the company’s announced digital efforts for sales and support of its global products.

Brendan Flattery, President of Sage Europe, said: ‘These centres will allow Sage teams to collaborate to serve customers quickly and effectively.


Sage Stumbles in Oz: Sidewalk Visual Pollution Accusation

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Sage may have stumbled in Sydney Australia over a sidewalk campaign advertising Sage One Online Accounting. According to Smartoffice, sidewalk stickers appeared over the weekend accompanied by footprint stickers advertising Sage One and advising viewers to “Collaborate. Advise. Succeed”. 

Sue Wright who works in the building said “This is out and out visual pollution that should not be allowed. If every Company was allowed to daub posters onto the pavement could you image what our streets would look like”. 


Linkedin Updates Groups: New App, Unlisted Groups Available Soon


LinkedIn has emailed moderators of various groups to expect some changes to LinkedIn Groups which apparently will happen “in a few weeks”.

The biggest changes are the addition of  unlisted groups and what LinkedIn describes as “content filtering”. Previously groups themselves could be private, though their existence would show in a search of groups. The content of groups was able to be set as either private or public and viewable only by group members. Under the announced restructuring, it appears that open groups will no longer be offered by LinkedIn. Under content filtering is appears that LinkedIn may begin controlling how frequently certain content appears in your group feed, similar to how Facebook’s edgerank newsfeed algorithm filters posts and controls which friends’ content is seen first.

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Sage North America Interim President Marc Scheipe Is A Top Gun Graduate, 300 Aircraft Landings, 36 Combat Action Missions

Some of the recent buzz over the departure of Sage North America Interim President Jodi Uecker have focused on the credentials of her replacement, Marc Scheipe. As with any change of leadership there is a question about what directional changes the company could make under a new Interim President.

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DSD Business Systems adds Acumatica to their cloud accounting offerings

acumaticaDSD Business Systems today announced that they have added Acumatica to their product portfolio.  Acumatica is a leading supplier of cloud business management software and has been adding partners at a rapid clip.

According to Acumatica – DSD Business Systems is one of 25 new partners who have been signed up with the company in 2015,  growing Acumatica channel to more than 360 partners worldwide.

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BlumShapiro Sells off Sage 100 Customers in Connecticut

blumConsultingIn an announcement circulating today Connecticut based CPA firm BlumShapiro announced that they’ve sold their Sage 100 customer base to another consulting firm.

BlumShapiro is the largest regional business advisory firm based in New England with offices in West Hartford CT, Shelton CT, Boston MA, Quincy MA, Newton MA, and Providence RI.

The industry has changed, and the demands of the market are pushing all sectors to specialization. “We felt that this is the right time and the right partner to which to transition our client base”, according to Jim Clarkson, Consulting Partner for BlumShapiro Consulting, LLC.

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