Sage’s Marc Henderson, Marketplace and Partner Community Director, provides an early look at a few things Sage is working on for their yet to be unveiled new partner portal.
This portal is believed to be based on Salesforce Communities and according to this video seems as if it may replace some or all of the present MySageSell portal. In addition, there appears to be a plan for private and public discussion groups within the Sage Partner Community.
Unfortunately, there is not enough information in the video to know what product groups may initially use this new Partner Community. Sage at their recent Sage Summit 2016 conference indicated that North America would first begin to see a glimpse of the Global Partner Program in late 2017.
Perhaps the community will serve as an early look at what is to come with the new Global Partner Program.
Sage have announced that Paige Erickson, VP of Partner Strategy and Programs will depart Sage effective September 2, 2016.
Sage EVP Sales and Partner Programs Nancy Harris assumes the role of Interim Head of Partner Programs until a replacement is named.
Erickson arrived in October 2015 just after Rich Spring who joined as Chief Revenue Officer in April 2015. By all appearances, she was slated to work closely with Spring on revamping the revenue and channel fortunes of Sage North America. Spring lasted until January 2016 when he unexpectedly departed and subsequently reappeared at Seal Software as SVP Worldwide Field Operations.
In the interim Erickson seemed to have been left in somewhat of limbo. She had been active in the partner community and both she and Rich Spring seemed to have been well received by the channel. However Sage never positioned her front and center with the channel.
For some reason, Sage never positioned Paige Erickson front and center with the channel and her lack of prominent exposure at events led many to privately wonder whether her time at Sage might be limited.
This departure leaves some question about the structure of Sage Channel Management in light of the new Global Channel program outlined at Sage Summit 2017.
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Did you miss some of the featured keynotes and conversations at Sage Summit 2016? Here’s a chance to review recordings of a number of keynotes as well as many presentations made within the Sage show floor.
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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 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’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.
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”.
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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Sage Global EVP Customer Experience Brad Smith has departed Sage – reportedly July 17, 2015 – after having moved in the Global EVP Customer Experience 5 months ago.
Smith moved to Sage from Yahoo in July 2012 as EVP Customer Experience and spearheaded such initiatives as the Inspire Tour and bus tour which visited local communities and offered customers a chance to learn and interact with Sage products.
In a note to select partners Smith notes “As you know by now I have left Sage. These decisions are never very easy, but I’m confident that it is the right move. Sage is a remarkable company, staffed with remarkable people who are clearly some of the best at what they do. I can’t wait to see where Sage goes next.”