Sage is expected to release Sage 100c and Sage 100 2017 next week. There's a channel webinar scheduled for September 21, with the product availability cheduled for three days later. It's hard to know what to expect as Sage's PR team seems to have gone into witness protection. There have been no press releases from the North American operation since July 28. There were 12 published on the website from July 24 through July 28.
Xero expects to introduce a global Partner Program in November, along with Xero HQ, which the web-based software company calls an open practice platform. This accompanies the introduction of a new certification process. Members will also have the ability to earn points by adding clients, which will give them the opportunity to grow more quickly, the company says.
At least 150 individuals have received the Dynamics Credentialed Professional designation in the first year the program has been offered. The Association of Dynamics Professionals (DynamicsPro) said the certifications for Dynamics GP and NAV had been achieved by those taking qualification examinations since the program began in September 2015.
Socius, a Dynamics and Sage reseller, has expanded its CRM practice in the Columbus, Ohio, and Atlanta, Ga., regions. The Dublin, Ohio,-based firm says it is expanding its CRM practice in key markets such as field service, healthcare, and manufacturing. Among the personnel added were Robert Wittig, principal consultant for Dynamics CRM in the Cleveland/Akron, Ohio, office.
Admiral Consulting Group has signed on to sell web-based project accounting applications from Beyond Software. Beyond is a son of Solomon, one of the Solomon Cloud Solutions companies owned by Solomon Software founders Gary Harpst, Jack Ridge, and Vern Strong, and based in the Solomon homeland of Findlay, Ohio.