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SYSPRO WEB VERSION READIED

SYSPRO WEB VERSION READIED

Syspro plans to show a web version of Syspro 8 in the fourth quarter. The company will offer a dual interface so companies can choose to deploy a Web client...

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James McGeever, NetSuite NetSuite has raised the base salary of its five top executives effective April 1. In a filing with the SEC this week, the cloud software company reported the figures, whose major impact will be to raise the target incentives each of these individuals is eligible to receive for 2016. Not surprisingly, the largest increase went to president and COO James McGeever, who took over the president's job from CEO Zach Nelson in July.

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Van Diamandakis, Sage Sage has named Van Diamandakis EVP of brand. And while the software company said this is "next stage of its global marketing plans", I believe we have been here before. After heading North American market for two years, Gabrielle Boko was EVP of global brand experience at Sage from July through December 2015. She surfaced in January at HP Enterprise.

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Robert Johnson, Ameriflex Robert Johnson, who held key sales positions with Avalara and Sage, has taken the position of national sales director with Ameriflex. Ameriflex offers HR and related products, including OBRA administration and special plan billing services and  compliance services. Johnson was with Timberline/Sage from 1999 through 2011.

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Richard BransonSage has selected Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group as a keynote speaker for its Summit conference in late July in Chicago. And thus it begins for the event planned for July 25 through 28. Hopefully, we will see a different brand of PR than we saw in the 2015. That was built around the premise that everyone, including the trade press, wanted to see high-profile speakers like Colin Powell.

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Jonathan Goldsmith, Most Interesting Man in the WorldSomeone sent me a chart to show relationships, including cousins and showing what it means to be a cousin once removed, twice removed and so forth. I had a cousin who was several times removed, usually at the request of a bar owner or relatives. ... Kim Kardashian's recent selfie was interesting but it could have benefitted from some advice about photography. A wide-angle lens would have helped to better capture her best-known attribute.

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