Sage North America has created a new unit, Sage Accountants Solutions, to accelerate its efforts with accounting professionals. The company named Jennifer Warawa, who has headed the Sage Accountants Network, as VP and general manager of the new organization. Warawa says that SAN has been more about efforts across the Sage product portfolio. The new effort aims a broader involvement between Sage and accounting professionals.
SugarCRM has hired Jennifer Stagnaro as its SVP of marketing. In the new job, Stagnaro leads branding and marketing initiatives. She was previously VP of global marketing for Immersion. Before that, she was VP of marketing for Audience. She was also executive director for the Meth Project, which was aimed at reducing methadone use among youth. Sugar's previous marketing leaders included Lorna Heynike, who was SVP of marketing until she became the open source software company's group VP of product strategy in April 2012.
Edgewater Technology turned in one of its better quarters with results for the third quarter ended September 30. This time, net income more than doubled on 5-percent rise in revenue. Net income for the most recently ended period was $1.8 million, compared $793,000. Revenue reached $25.4 million compared to $24.2 million a year earlier. Numbers were up across the board:
Net income for nonprofit software vendor Blackbaud more than tripled for the third quarter ended September 30 as revenue rose by 4.4 percent. That came as license revenue continued to drop while subscription revenue rose. Net income hit $9.4 million, compared to $2.8 million in last year's corresponding period.