Sage this week introduced its new partner programs with presentations to its resellers. The company said it is creating a Global Partner Program for Sage One, Live, Impact and X3 and for all ISVs. And overall, the company said it is simplifying its offering by moving both accounting software and construction and real estate resellers to plans that span products, with all Sage revenue applying to tiers.
NetSuite has opened two new data centers in Europe, one in Dublin, Ireland, and the other in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The cloud software company said it had also selected Capgemini as its sole distributor in France. NetSuite said the two data centers will be completely powered by renewable energy and are expected to be operating by the end of the year. NetSuite said Capgemini would be its partner of choice in France.
Australian software vendor Reckon has spelled out the development path for Reckon One, its cloud-based accounting package. Although Reckon accounting software is not sold in the United States, it is moving Reckon One into the United Kingdom and does sell its Virtual Cabinet document management system in this country. So it's always worth a look. The development map was spelled out recently at its partner and customer conference in Melbourne Australia.
Exact has named Christian Polo Orlellana to lead its sales and channel development in Latin America. The more intriguing thing was that in the press release announcing the promotion, Alison Forsythe, managing director of Exact Macola, was quoted as managing director of Exact Americas, a unit name that has not been in the press for a while. In its efforts to grow its channel, Exact Macola saw its initial success in Latin America, where it signed Sistemas & Technologia, LF Consulting Colombia, and LF Consulting, which is based in Venezuela in the last year or so.