Unit4 has demonstrated a Digital Assistant at Connect, its user conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Unit4 Digital Assistant is scheduled for availability next year. Built on the company's People Platform Premium Edition, the new product combines information from a variety of sources and performs activities on its own initiative and can be configured based on user preference.
SugarCRM has hired Richard Green as chief product officer. In the job, he will lead the company's SugarCRM's engineering and product management teams, The Cupertino, Calf.-based cloud CRM vendor says Green brings expertise in enterprise software, predictive analytics, mobile application design and open source technology. Green was most recently senior sales executive/premium domain broker for Afternic/GoDaddy where he had worked since July 2010.
TrueCommerce has named reselling firm NexTec Group as Partner of the Year for its work in the Sage EDI arena. TrueCommerce, a subsidiary of HighJump, said such awards honor its VARs for overall sales, professionalism, participation and customer feedback. "NexTec showed innovative spirit, excellent knowledge of commerce network requirements and outstanding customer service," Haitham Ghadiry, sales and marketing VP for TrueCommerce, said in a prepared statement.
Epicor Software has reformulated its channel leadership. Matt Bauer, who started as channel director for the Americas in February 2012, left the company in January. His duties have been taken over by John Matterson, who became a senior director for the channel program in October. A spokesperson said that Matterson "has taken on an expanded role which includes what Matt was doing.
Chief product officer Angus Norton is leaving Xero after working in that position since October 2014. Based in New Zealand, Norton is returning to his home in Seattle, Wash. His duties are being taken over by Duncan Ritchie, chief platform officer, with the product and platform teams being merged together as the cloud-based software company completes its platform migration to AWS.