Open Systems and Kalibur Solutions has released Traverse version 11 Canadian payroll, designed to enable companies with Canadian employees to prepare payroll in-house. Kalibur CEO Zoltan Szakal says with the new module companies can run Canadian and U.S. payroll from one Traverse installation. Payroll does, well, the usual stuff, with Canadian payroll functions integrated with Traverse and capable of handling multicurrency transactions. It feels like Minneapolis, Minn.-based Open Systems is on a pace to issue more press releases in 2013 than in any year I can remember in the past two decades. This month, the company also announced a partnership with Argus Hosting, which provides online hosting and cloud services for ERP users. The deal provides services such as Hosted Virtual Desktops, automatic offsite data backup, and applied software updates for Traverse installations. Last week, Open Systems and Unisun Software they integrate Unisun's Envio produce inventory management software with Traverse. Envio's software is a packer-grower-shipper inventory management software package for the fresh produce industry. (That leads me to wonder who serves the stale produce industry?)
Although CEO David Dierke has promised not to shave until the .Net version of AccountMate's financial software gets to market, the beard he is sporting does not reflect the year delay. "Dot Net is a beast to learn," CTO Tommy Tan told resellers attending the company's roundtable in Rosemont, Ill. Dierke, who says he takes the blame for the delay, notes a beta will reach the market in the next 60 days and he expects the GL and system manager to hit the market in February.
Eric Duffaut, president of global ecosystem and channels, has decided to leave SAP. He had held the job since January 2011. The company issued a short and sweet statement that "Eric Duffaut has made the personal decision to leave SAP. We thank him for his years of service and wish him well in his future endeavors." He joined SAP in January 2005 as SVP for channel and small and midsize business in its EMEA north, east, west and south region (Try fitting that on your business card).
Infor has taken on Data House Consulting, a firm based in Hawaii, as a member of its channel. DataHouse will deliver the Infor Public Sector suite to customers in the government, public safety, utilities, transportation, education and libraries micro-verticals. DataHouse, which also has office in Los Angeles, Calif., and Seattle, Wash. Founded in 1975, DataHouse has 95 employees, with more than 250 in all its subsidiaries. The firm also supports SAP's eBanking platform