Dynamics reseller Tribridge has named Jeff Lynn to the new post of Chief People Officer. Lynn, who has been with the Tampa, Fla.-based company since December 2011, was previously VP of professional services. In his new job, Lynn is responsible for recruiting, human resources, the Tribridge Academy for training and learning, and senior regional directors who deal with employees, customers, and partners.
It wasn't hard to act like you know something about retail at the National Retail Federation's Big Show in New York this week. Just pepper your speech with words like digital signage, touch screen, mobile and make sure you say "Omni-channel" a few times. Here are some appropriate headlines: "QlikView Helps Pave the Way to Omni-Channel Retail Approach"; "Leading Retailers Turn to NetSuite Cloud for Seamless Omnichannel Commerce" and "Microsoft all in for retail; extends leadership in end-to-end customer interactions and omni-channel operations".
Open Systems has acquired third-party software company Application Computer Systems of Greenville, S.C. Founded in 1978, ACS markets Master Software, which the company describes as an integrated software system for apparatus repair shops that combines job cost, inventory, and distribution with accounting. ACS will integrate Master Software into Open Systems' Traverse accounting system. Open Systems has been expanding integration of products with Traverse, both acquisition and through alliances with developers.
Avalara is increasing the commission its channel members can earn on business referred to the sales-and-use tax company. The company is keeping the rewards front-reward based on input from the channel. "The overwhelming feedback from our partners was that they wanted more upfront, and cared much less about recurring amounts which were too small and too far out in the future," says Pascal Van Dooren, EVP of marketing and sales for the Bainbridge Island, Wash.-based company.