Deltek has acquired London, England-based Sohnar, which makes Traffic Live, a PSA product used by marketing agencies and other project-based companies. Terms were not disclosed. The acquired cloud-based application manages projects and the flow of creative jobs within such firms. It is described as a leading online studio, project & workflow management and resource planning system.
New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella held his first press conference this week and, as expected, announced the availability of Office 365 on Apple's iPad. That was simply the major piece of evidence of Nadella's emphasis. His statements revolved around the theme of having products available across every platform and every device and that included every telephone, not just on Microsoft devices or PCs. "Today is just one aspect of overall strategy," Nadella said.
Sage has published the percentage increase for midmarket products this year. Prices on almost all midmarket applications go up by 3 percent on May 1 and on Business Care renewals on August 1. One exception is Sage HRMS which gets a 4-percent hike on both new licenses and renewals. The 3-percent increase affects the following: Sage 100 Contractor, 100 ERP, 300 Construction and Real Estate, 300 ERP, 500, Budgeting and Planning, BusinessVision Accounting, BusinessWorks and CRM.
Results for the Prodware Group, a Microsoft and Sage reseller based in Paris, France, show net income rose for the year ended December 31 while revenue increase by 23 percent over 2012. Net income was roughly $10.6 million while revenue hit $243.6 million. This analysis is a little sketchy as the company's full results have been posted in French at www.prodware.fr. But the March 20 press release describing them is not yet available in English on the Prodware U.K. page, or by the English version of the company's main web site.