SAP will move its Business One application to the cloud in a multi-year migration. Barry Padgett, president of the company's SMB operations, said that the company will bit by bit rewrite B1 applications in the Business Anywhere technology stack module by module. Currently, B1 is available in desktop form or hosted in the private cloud.
Sage has been liberal with the use of the title "Global VP" over the last two years. The latest beneficiary, who I have discovered on LinkedIn, is Oliver Herzig, global VP of product marketing. Herzig had been with the German Sage subsidiary since 2002 but in October moved over to the worldwide job.
SAP has introduced a referral option under its PartnerEdge Cloud program. The Cloud Choice referral option was announced this week by Rodolpho Cardenuto, president of global channels and general business, at the company's annual SME Summit. The software giant introduced the reselling program, the Cloud Choice profit option in August.
Infor is getting a big infusion as Koch Equity Development has agreed to invest more than $2 billion in the software company. In its press release, Infor said, "The investment will provide Infor access to additional growth capital to accelerate innovation, expand distribution, and continue disrupting the enterprise applications industry."
Alliance Solutions Group has been selected as Sage's Business Partner of the Year. The Sarasota, Fla.-based reseller has been in the top ranks of the company's awards before and carries the vendor's construction software. Sage also named New York City VAR, as its No. 2 partner, and Morristown, N.J.-based Accordant, another construction software dealer, as No. 3.