There was a lot of wind for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but fortunately not too much so the crowd was able to see the always-poplar balloons. The Kim Kardashian/Kanye West balloon still flew, but many members of the crowd had to be treated for acute disgust. Speaking of Kim and Kanye, if you've seen their recent video, there hasn't be such dangerous action recorded on a bike since "Easy Rider."
Exact Online Project Management has been introduced in the Netherlands. And while there's no word on a possible debut in the United States, Exact says the product will hit Belgium and the United Kingdom in the first quarter and Germany, the second quarter of 2014. Exact Online made its official entrance into this country in November, although a limited release version was available during the summer.
Sage will bring Sage One Accounts Extra, the more robust version of its low-cost cloud accounting system, to the United States next year. Chief Executive Guy Berruyer said this week during an earnings webcast that the product will this country next summer, although he hedged that it could go one or two months beyond that. Berruyer noted that development for the launch of the product, which is designed for companies with five to 25 employees, has been given a priority for the U.S.
Cloud vendor Acumatica says it has signed 50 resellers worldwide since August. The emphasis should be on worldwide since there are only a handful of VARs from the United States in the new crop and the biggest one in the bunch, SWK Technologies, was previously announced. Among the other American enlistees announced this week is Business Computer Associates, led by Mario Rodriguez, which is based in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area.