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OpenSource vendor SugarCRM has chosen its Elite Partner for 2017. This year's class includes six organizations that have offices in the United States and 12 resellers that operate in other...

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Joe Carroll,  Association of Dynamics Professionals The Association of Dynamics Professionals has opened exams for those wishing to achieve certification in Dynamics GP and NAV. Exams were held in New York, N.Y.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Houston, Texas, and Phoenix, Ariz. "Beginning this month, any member of the Dynamics professional community can also earn Dynamics NAV and GP certification," notes Joe Carroll, the association's executive director. The association is also offering international testing starting with the Netherlands on March 29 and Midlands, England on April 5.

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Created on Thursday, 25 February 2016 01:04
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Marc Scheipe, Sage North AmericaMarc Scheipe, who has been serving as interim president of Sage North America, has lost the interim label. The company has appointed him as president and he will continue to sit on the Sage executive committee, reporting to CEO Steve Kelly. In making the appointment, the company credited Scheipe with hitting financial targets and completing "the first stages of its transformation."

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Ryan Reynolds by Gage SkidmoreKanye West's rants back stage on the TV show "Saturday Night Live" are unfortunate as he may not be in the running to be named Mr. Congeniality for the next Grammy awards. Of course, if you have seen the movie Amadeus, you realize that a great musician isn't necessarily a nice person. Now, I'm not comparing West to Mozart, because I just don't know what he would look like in a white wig. ... I figure the real reason West gets uptight is he can't hang onto his wife.

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Taylor Macdonald, IntacctIntacct has promoted Taylor Macdonald, who heads the cloud software company's channel sales. Macdonald, who joined the San Jose, Calif.-based company in 2010 as VP of channel sales, was made SVP this month. In both positions, Macdonald has been responsible for Intacct's go-to-market channel strategy, channel sales, partner recruitment, channel programs and channel development. Macdonald was a top channel executive at Sage, where he worked February 1998 through October 2007. He was then VP of worldwide channel sales and alliances at Deltek for 13 months and VP of channel sales for Promethean in 2008 and 2009.

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SageSage has opened a marketplace that it calls a global distribution platform for ISVs. The online Sage Marketplace is designed for ISVs to sell add-on products that integrate with Sage's applications—Sage One, Live, Impact and X3. I keep coming back to the gap between X3 and the others and trying to figure out how it makes sense. 

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