Unit4 has hired Yann Leca as CFO, the latest in executive restocking by the software company this year. The Netherlands-based company named Stephen Sieber as CEO in April. Leca previously held senior-level positions private equity-owned companies.
Joshua Thigpen, who worked at SWK Technologies since August 2013, has returned to Nextec where he worked from May 2005 through August 2013. Thigpen is the latest in a series of personnel changes at Livingston, N.J.-based SWK since former CEO Jeff Roth left in February. He was SVP at SWK from August 2013 through October 2015 and EVP of SWK from October 2015 through last month.
Microsoft has outlined its plans for Dynamics 365. A post on news section of the software company's CustomerSource, says Dynamics AX will become Dynamics 365 for Operations application within Dynamics 365 – Enterprise edition. The full Enterprise edition will be available next year. The cloud option, which is built on Azure, will be available on November 1 as Microsoft ramps up its most serious cloud entry to date.
Epicor Software changed its management profile this week by adding the title COO to the duties of Kathy Crusco, who remains as CFO. The development came as KKR finished its acquisition of Epicor from Apax partners. Crusco will have a full plate as she will lead customer support and HR. Two other execs had changes to their responsibilities and it looks like the completion of a remake of management that has been underway for the last 18 months.
Fishbowl has written a link for its manufacturing and inventory packages to AvaTax, the cloud-based sales tax engine from Avalara. The move came as Avalara initiated a thrust into smaller businesses—including those that can be best described as candidates for purchasing Intuit's QuickBooks Self-Employed.