Acumatica pumped out its latest edition of its software with an emphasis on CRM, dashboards and a new API. The cloud and desktop software vendor this week also used the roll out in Boston, Mass., as a chance to bring in some reseller prospects—whose names shall remain private, for the moment. New in Acumatica 6 is an integrated CRM-Acumatica add-in for Microsoft Outlook.
T. Rowe Price has told NetSuite it opposes the cloud-based company’s acquisition by Oracle and will not tender its shares. In a detailed letter to NetSuite’s independent director’s, the investment company, which holds about 14.5 million common shares, said it was reiterating points made in an August 30 meeting with NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson, CFO Ron Gill and Steve Gomo, a member of NetSuite’s board of directors.
James Maiocco, credited with leading Xero's $110 million financing round in the United States, has joined PushPay as chief of business development. Maiocco was with Xero North America as GM of business and corporate development, a job he held from November 2014. Prior to that, he worked at Microsoft where he served as director of global partners from June 2010 through September 2012.
Sage has named Jerry Connor as product evangelist, a title I don't think I've heard before from that software company. Conner worked at CCH/Wolters Kluwer for 24 years, primarily in marketing and product management. Among the jobs he held after joining the software publisher in 1991 was senior product line manager for CCH products from April 2010 through May 2014.
Julie Lubetkin has joined sales vendor Avalara as VP of marketing, channels and partnership. Lubetkin, who was hired in August, held a position with the same title at Bill.com from 2013 through 2016. Lubetkin originally came into the tax and accounting space as marketing director for the former PayCycle, an early entry into on-line payroll applications. After that company was purchased by Intuit, she was a marketing director from 2009 through 2013. At Bill.com, she led the accounting professional program.