Xero is testing the use of machine learning in its cloud-based financial software. The New Zealand-based company says the capability with be generally available this year. Machine learning looks like a major buzz word for the year. H&R Block made it prominent with its advertising about the use of IBM's Watson computer in the preparation of tax returns.
QAD wants to engage third parties to do more of its implementations. The manufacturing software company also said it is putting more emphasis on use of smaller organizations for those services. The comments came as QAD released financial results for the year ended January 31.
The Dynamics AX User Group is being extended to incorporate users of Dynamics 365 for Operations. Similarly, the sister CRM User Group is being extended to include Dynamics 365 for Sales, Dynamics 365 for Marketing, Dynamics 365 for Customer Service, Dynamics 365 for Field Service and Dynamics 365 for Project Service.
Growth in service revenue was a major factor in financial results for Columbus for the year ended December 31. The Copenhagen, Denmark-based reseller this week reported a 25-per cent rise in net profit after tax on a 6-percent increase in revenue. A major factor in the improved services segment was increased chargeable hours in operations in Norway and the United States.
Net@Work, a New York, N.Y.-based reseller, has formed a Client Success Management Team. The new group formed by the Sage and NetSuite VAR is designed to service clients and clients of alliance partners. Each will be assigned a dedicated team member for business planning for achieving a variety of goals.