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.
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.
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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 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,
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 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, 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
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’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.
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.