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SOCIUS, SBS, NOW VELOSIO

SOCIUS, SBS, NOW VELOSIO

Two Microsoft Dynamics Master VARs, the SBS Group and Socius, are merging. Given their figures for Bob Scott's Insights VAR Stars, the new reseller, Velosio, starts life with $89 million...

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David Cieslak, Arxis Technology,A long-time reseller, Arxis Technology, is merging into RKL eSolutions on January 1. The parties said the merger will produce a VAR with more than 100 employees.

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Created on Wednesday, 06 December 2017 14:43
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Celia Fleischaker, Epicor SoftwareCelia Fleischaker has ended a 20-year career with Epicor. This month, Fleischaker moved to PROS in the Houston, Texas, area as chief marketing officer after serving at Epicor with the same title since December 2015.

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Created on Wednesday, 06 December 2017 13:02
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Matt Lauer, TV journalistNote to Tom Bodett: I stayed at Motel 6 over the Thanksgiving Holiday. You did not leave the light on. ... Too many panhandlers watch TV Ads these days. One approached in Manhattan last month with "I hope you are JG Wentworth".

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Created on Friday, 01 December 2017 18:57
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Karl Lopker, QADManufacturing software Vendor QAD reported a loss of $161,000 for the third quarter ended October 31, compared to earnings of $1.5 million a year earlier.  Revenue increased to $76.9 million in the most recently ended period, a gain of 10.9 percent from $69.5 million a year earlier.

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Created on Friday, 01 December 2017 18:26
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Patrick Smith, Cvent, formerly of DeltekDeltek has hired Perry Hardt as its chief marketing officer. Hardt, who reports to CEO Mike Corkery, was most recently VP of global marketing and demand generation where he had worked since July 2015.

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Two Microsoft Dynamics Master VARs, the SBS Group and Socius, are merging. Given their figures for Bob Scott's Insights VAR Stars, the new reseller, Velosio, starts life with $89 million...

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