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Xero Tops 250,000 Subscribers in Britain

Xero, a  New Zealand-based software company that develops cloud-based accounting software for small and medium-sized businesses, announced they've surpassed 250,000 subscribers in Britain. Cloud software firm Xero has notched up 250,000 customers in Britain, where it...

Sage Business Cloud To Launch October 10, 2017

Sage is set to unveil Sage Business Cloud on October 10, 2017. https://twitter.com/_StuartLynn/status/915553862781734912 According to an email: Sage Business Cloud launches October 10 You've heard us talk about Sage Business Cloud since the end of July, and I’m...

Microsoft Teams to Replace Skype for Business

At Microsoft Ignite Conference Microsoft today announced that their Teams product will replace Skype for Business which itself was a rebranding of Lync. Via Geekwire: For our cloud connected customers, As the core communications client, we will make Microsoft Teams...

Sage Summit 2018 Listed On GWCC Calendar for June 18-21, 2018

When is Sage Summit 2018? That's a question we hear quite a bit from those who attended last year's event in Atlanta. We think we've uncovered a clue as to when the Sage Summit Conference might be held in 2018. The Georgia World Congress Center has an entry in their...

Report: Microsoft Reorganization Due Soon

A story which originated at The Puget Sound Business Journal claims Microsoft will reorganize as soon as this week around a cloud first strategy. Bloomberg reports: Microsoft Corp. is planning a global sales reorganization to better focus on selling cloud software,...

Oracle Netsuite Announce 16-City Tour

Oracle and Netsuite have just announced a 16-city tour dubbed the "Next Ready" Business Tour. Each stop on the 16-city tour is more of a cocktail hour which starts around 5 pm. Revenue Recognition and Understanding the Transition to ASC 606 is on most agendas though...

SAP Announces Greg Tomb as President of SAP SuccessFactors,

SAP just announced Greg Tomb, a 19 year SAP veteran, as the new President of SAP SuccessFactors. He appears to replace Mike Ettling who led SAP SuccessFactors since April 2014 and whose Twitter profile now shows him on sabbatical starting May 2017....

Sage Drops Plans For Additional U.S. Sage Session Events In 2017

Back in February 2017, Sage announced the addition of 8 local stops on a tour they branded as Sage Sessions. These stops were to be in addition to the larger regional Sage Summit events in Atlanta during May 2017 and  Toronto during June 2017. Sage has updated their...

Sage Launches Bi-Weekly CEO Chronicles VLOG

Sage today launched what CEO Stephen Kelly described as a bi-weekly series to chronicle the happenings at Sage through shared thoughts from the CEO and presumably other executives. The initial episode lasts about 8 minutes and highlights various meetings and...

Sage Sells North American Sage Payment Solutions for $260m

Sage announced today that they've completed the sale of their North American Sage Payment Service to GTCR LLC ("GTCR"), a leading private equity firm. The selling price is $260m of which $240m is payable as cash on completion and the remaining $20m as senior preferred...

Sage Shuffles Executive Deck

Sage have just announced changes to their executive team. This looks like more of a re-positioning as opposed to a re-organization.  I was curious whether some type of announcement could be forthcoming when I heard CEO Stephen Kelly mentioning during his keynote that...



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