Veterans may remember that in 2002, Satya Nadella, was briefly scheduled to be the head of Microsoft Business Solutions. Microsoft's filing of a proxy with Nadella's salary and the news that Unit4 has received bids for private equity firms got be thinking about the past and future of the unit that markets Dynamics. As president of Microsoft's server and tools operations, Nadella is now a named executive and Microsoft disclosed that for 2013, he received total compensation of $7.7 million that included a salary of $669,167 and a cash award of $1.58 million.
The SBS Group, an Edison, N.J.-based reseller, has acquired the Dynamics AX practice from Irvine, based Calif.-Solugenix. According to SBS the acquisition makes it one of the few channel with an AX help desk and in-house development resources. Solugenix will continue to provide application lifecycle management, enterprise business support and professional staffing solutions not related to Dynamics AX.
KeyedIn, which makes project management and manufacturing applications, has opened an office in Fort Myers, Fla. It is the third North American office for the cloud company. It if was just another office, this would be ho hum. However, the company says the office provides easier access to KeyedIn locations in Europe and Africa and will support planned expansion in the Caribbean and South America.
Unit4, the Netherlands-based owner of Agresso and Coda, has received a takeover bid. The company says it has been approached by private equity firms, and that is plural with no names disclosed. In a prepared statement, Unit4 says the prices appear to be in the range of up to $47.80 per share (translating from euros). We will have to look up the share base to get an idea of the size.