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RANDOM THOUGHTS: WAYNE NEWTON

RANDOM THOUGHTS: WAYNE NEWTON

The local Starbucks has Dyson hand dryers in bathrooms. Of course, while patrons dry their hand, water from all of them drips onto the floor. I’m not saying there’s a...

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Bill McDermott, SAPSAP wants to transform the front office. As the company reported its results for the first quarter ended March 31, CEO Bill McDermott gave general outlines of the initiative that will be discussed at the company’s Sapphire conference next month. 

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Karl Lopker, QADManufacturing software company QAD handed out 55.4-percent increases in compensation in fiscal 2018 for its two top executives. QAD CEO Karl Lopker and president and chairman Pam Lopker received identical pay in fiscal 2017 and 2018.

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Evan Goldberg, Oracle NetSuite Oracle NetSuite previewed or introduced a wide range of products at this week’s SuiteWorld conference. These included what executives described as a long overdue analytics product, updates to SuitePeople, SuiteTax API for indirect tax products and what it called the first intelligence cloud suite.

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 Logan Paquin, JobBossOne thing about the new ownership of JobBoss, Max and Macola. The parent company ECi is doing more to publicize the products than prior owner Exact ever did. The company announced the release of JobBoss 2018 and offered interviews about the product.

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BPMThe last week has been a big one for NetSuite channel news. And Oracle NetSuite started off this week’s SuiteWorld conference announcing it has signed BPM, an accounting firm centered in the San Francisco Bay area, as a member of its business processing outsourcing and reselling programs.

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The local Starbucks has Dyson hand dryers in bathrooms. Of course, while patrons dry their hand, water from all of them drips onto the floor. I’m not saying there’s a...

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Random Thoughts is taking a holiday siesta. Looking forward to 2018 and a year full o humor.

 

 
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