SilverSun Technologies, parent of Sage reseller SWK Technologies, reported a 20-percent drop in net income on a 26.1-percent rise in revenue for the third quarter ended September 30. However, Jeff Roth, CEO of Livingston, N.J.-based SWK, said the company was hiring for future growth, which cut into earnings. Seven new employees were added during the period. SWK represents all of SilverSun's revenue.
Infor has named IBM veteran Nicole Anasenes as its new chief financial officer. She was mostly recently VP and chief financial officer of IBM's Software Middleware Group business unit. Before that she was CFO of IBM's Cloud business unit was also director of emerging markets for IBM's Global Technology Services organization. With her hiring, Infor touted the fact that four members of its leadership team are women – that's four out of 12.
In a move that ought to stir discussion, the Sage Group has named Steve Hare, most recently operating partner at Apax Partners, as CFO. The appointment is effective January 3 when he replaces Paul Harrison, who left in September after 16 years at Sage. Hare has more than 10 years of experience as a CFO, so we probably should not dwell too much on the fact that Apax is the company that bought Epicor Software and Activant Solutions and welded them together under the name Epicor.
NetSuite has started the NetSuite ERP Consultant Certification Program. The cloud company also plans to introduce other certification programs. Certification involves passing two examinations about baseline and advanced knowledge of NetSuite implementation and best practices. The company says two years of experience in NetSuite implementations is an appropriate background for passing the exams.