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RANDOM THOUGHTS: BRAD PITT

Yesterday was the kind of day when my get up and go had fallen and could not get up. ... With states having difficult experiences with lethal injection, there's some...

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David Grosvenor, WesupplyHighJump has acquired the United Kingdom-based Wesupply, which offers an electronic commerce trading platform. HighJump said this week the deal increase the reach of its TrueCommerce EDI platform to more than 10,000 trading partners and 130,000 trading connections. HighJump described the deal as giving it a "true multi-tenant SaaS solution that enables quick onboarding of new trading partners and rapid time-to-value for community members."

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Created on Friday, 04 September 2015 10:30
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Connie Certusi, SageFor the first time in a long time, Sage has issued a press release about new features for Sage 50 Accounting—U.S. Edition. (Wasn't Peachtree such a better name?) At center stage of the enhancements are apps for the iPhone and the iPad. Sage also said the application has a streamlined installation and it has added access to chat support throughout the product. In terms of installation, customers are notified there is an update and they click to accept with the product installed in the background.

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SAPSAP is revising PartnerEdge, its channel program. The changes include a unified reward structure for giving members credit for their total SAP business, and eContracts that the company says reduce paperwork and speed processing. The company says partners can no longer be easily categorized as a pure service partner or VAR. That thought occurs frequently in trying to sort out candidates for Bob Scott's Insights Top 100 VARs and VAR Stars. SAP calls its new approach a holistic partner management model defines engagement types: build, sell, service and run.

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 Erik van der Meijden, ExactSimply to have the CEO of Exact take time to arrange an interview with the press is a mark of how far this company has come. In a telephone interview this week, CEO Erik van der Meijden discussed plans for a channel and margins for Exact Online. The program is designed so "a VAR should be committed or dedicated to product," he said. Van der Meijden expects some overlap with the existing Macola channel, but it is more likely that this will attract a different kind of organization. "Most VARs don't have the business model to support that kind of business," he said.

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Danny Estrada, Net@WorkThe Sage-Salesforce alliance is moving in interesting directions as New York-based reseller [email protected] is exhibiting for the first time at Dreamforce, the massive Salesforce conference. By massive, I mean last year's registered attendance was 135,000. A post on the reseller's website by CRM director Danny Estrada said his company is happy to be participating in what it called the coming-out party for Sage Live, the new online, SMB product from the vendor.

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