Australia-based Reckon, one of the online accounting pack, saw a 3-percent decrease in net earnings for the year ended December 31 on a 3-percent rise in revenue. On the glass half-full side, non-IFRS basis earnings were up 5 percent. Either way you look at it, the bottom line was about $20 million as the difference between non-IFRS and IFRS was in the 2013 results.
Tour de Force, which markets a variety of non-financial software products, has launched a channel program. The effort is being managed by channel sales director Ken Ledyard, a veteran of Sage and Dynamics reseller Socius. Tour de Force sells CRM and business intelligence software. Ledyard, who was hired in January, says the company has integration with more than 40 ERP products.
The Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio has this sign on guest floors: "Be considerate of other guest between 10 pm. and 6 am." I guess you can treat them like dirt the rest of the time. ... This announcement was made on an American Airlines flight as I was traveling back from San Antonio. "If there's anything we can do to make you more comfortable, you can ask. But don't kid yourself. We can't." (OK, so I added some words.)
Unit4, which has previously been sold only direct in North America, is considering a partner program on this continent. "We are looking at building a partner program for the North American market," Unit4 marketing communications manager Maggie Kerr-Southin said this week. Her comment came in response to a question about a corporate statement last month attached to a brief description of results for 2014.
Catching up on the widely discussed departure of Joe Langner, EVP of Mid-market Solutions from Sage--it took a while to realize that an email to Sage about this subject had not actually been sent. And the late email then went into spam. However, Sage North America appears on the verge of structural changes. As to Langner's fate, a spokesperson provided this confirmation: