Epicor Software has hired Sabby Gill as EVP with responsibility for operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific. He oversees sales, professional services and field marketing and is based at the Company's regional headquarters for EMEA in the United Kingdom. He reports to Epicor CEO Joseph Cowan. Gill was at International Gaming Technology from August 2011 until taking the new position.
Long-time construction reseller, the Strategies Group, has taken on the Dexter+Cheney construction software line. To pave the way for the move, it sold its Sage business to United Solutions and transferred the staff from the practice to United. "We will be exclusively focusing on the Dexter + Chaney product line moving forward," says Randy Collins, who has been president of Atlanta, Ga.-based Strategies Group since 1999. The VAR had sold the Sage construction software line for more than 20 years.
IT giant CSC has offered to buy Australian technology company UXC. The offer is for $1.28 per share for UXC, whose UXC Eclipse is its Dynamics reselling arm. That would appear to be about $305 million in cash for all shares, based on the shares outstanding when the UXC year ended on June 30. CSC had $11.7 billion in revenue for the year ended July 3 and UXC Eclipse had $125 million in revenue for its last full year, so it would be a bit swallowed up.
New Zealand-based Xero says it now has 100,000 subscribers for its cloud-based accounting software in the United Kingdom. In a prepared statement, CEO Rod Drury said this week the company had 30,000 subscribers in that country two years ago.
The most recent global figure was 540,000, a number released this summer. In August, Xero said it had 250,000 subscribers in Australia and 150,000 in New Zealand.