Revenue for France-based reseller Prodware dropped by 7.3 percent as SaaS sales rose sharply for the first half ended June 30. First-half revenue reached about $93 million, down 5.5 percent on a comparable basis. The company did not report earnings—those will be issued later. The company said SaaS revenue was up 31 percent over last year's corresponding period while infrastructure sales were off by 33 percent.
Xero has reached an agreement to jointly market products worldwide with Vend, which markets POS, inventory and customer management systems for the retail market. The companies first integrated their cloud-based applications in 2010 and have joint customers in New Zealand and Australia. Now, the partners plan to penetrate other markets, including the United Kingdom and United States.
Sage plans to introduce a worldwide partner program Monday at its Summit conference in Chicago. The company will lay out the design as part of its Partner Day on Monday. It seems to me I wrote a news item like this earlier and Sage pulled back from the announcement. Sage's preview this time says the program will launch in North America "in the latter part of 2017."
Deltek has acquired Union Square Software, which makes project information and collaboration software built for the architecture, engineering and construction industry. Terms were not announced. Based in Nottingham, England, Union Square has customers in EMEA, Australia and Canada, but not many in the United States.
Software giant Infor has dipped to its past to hire a CFO. The company has named Kevin Samuelson to the post he held from October 2011 through February 2013 after serving with the company since 2002. He replaces Jeffry Laborde whose tenure lasted from June 2015 through July 12 this year.