The net result for the ProdWare Group, a Dynamics and Sage reseller based in France dropped to about $6 million for 2014, down 32 percent from the 2013 total. The company this month attributed the decrease to its efforts to restructure its German and Benelux operations and align them with the company business model. "The temporary decrease in our net profitability, related to the realignment efforts of our German and Benelux subsidiaries toward our model, is to be viewed in the light of continued growth of our other activities and our strategic activities such as SaaS," the company said in prepared comments.
Unit4's two ERP lines, Coda and Agresso, have been brought together under a new brand reflecting the parent company's name. Coda has been renamed Unit4 Financials with Agresso now falling under the Unit4 Business World moniker as the Netherlands-based company introduced major new updates to its products. Financials sports a new user interface and experience.The company said the Flexi-fields technology enables users to combine business data with any contextual information from inside or outside the system, such as pipeline data or customer retention information.
Nonprofit software vendor Abila, has named four VARS to its President's Circle. The four were announced at the recent, AUDC 2015 (Abila Users and Developers Conference) in Austin, Texas. The software company also presented excellence awards to several nonprofit customers. The four Abila Business Partners picked were ProSoft Solutions of Highland Village, Texas; NonProfit Technologies of North Palm Beach, Fla.; Net@Work of New York City; and JMT Consulting Group of Patterson, N.Y.
New Sage chief executive Stephen Kelley started a blog very quickly after taking his new job in October. You may remember an item in this publication last month that mused about executives who try to write blogs. Many hopefuls fall by the wayside because their jobs are about running companies and few manage to keep churning out copy. Even those further down the line than senior executive positions often wind up with very little current information in company blogs.