Kevin Machayya, whose blog has been the voice for Dynamics, is leaving Microsoft this week. Machayya spent more than 15 years in the Dynamics world, first with Great Plains Software and then moving to Microsoft when it purchased the Fargo, N.D.-based company. In a blog post, he said he would be joining a Microsoft ISV, whose name he did not provide.
The surge in sales of QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions last year was probably helped by Intuit's decision to sell single-seat systems. SVP Dan Wernikoff said that the decision to move from bundling to selling individual seats was probably the primary reason behind the sales surge during the year ended July 31. The number of active subscribers at the end of fiscal 2013. QBES had 92,000 active users on July 31, up 35.6 percent from 73,000 at the end of 2012.
DSD Business Systems, a Sage VAR based in San Diego, Calif., has signed joint venture agreements with Giving Tree Consulting, based in West Hartford, Conn., and Friendly Systems, based in Atlanta. The deal gives DSD 30 offices in the United States and Atlanta. The fact that DSD issued a press release about the August signings is a bit unusual.
SugarCRM has named Henning Ogberg as SVP of EMEA. Obgberg's job include development of sales channels in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the U.K., France and Italy, as well responsibility for growth of the business in the enterprise market. Ogberg comes from Clearswift, a cybersecurity company, where he was worldwide head of sales from 2012.