Xero has begun bringing its low-cost accounting and payroll systems together by integrating those applications for California, Florida and Texas. The New Zealand-based cloud accounting software company says integration for the United Kingdom and New Zealand will occur in the next three months with the rest of the United States to follow during the year. Xero CEO Rod Drury says the company is building upon its purchase of payroll provider Monchilla.
ApplePay will show substantial growth in acceptance as an alternative pay method over the next three years. However, PayPal, now more widely used, will maintain its lead in this arena, according to Boston Retail Partners' 15th Annual POS/Customer Engagement Benchmarking Survey. The results were released during the National Retail Federation's annual Big Show this week. PayPal was used by 13 percent of respondents with 18 percent planning to add it within one year and 31 percent within one to three years.
Syspro Asia Pacific has established the Syspro Academy, which is designed to train IT professionals to become ERP consultants. Those completing the year-long program will earn full-time jobs within the company in order to help the company keep up with its growth in Asia.
Exact has rolled out the Exact Macola Unity Partner Program, its first major change to the VAR offerings in years, probably a decade? At least, it is the first publicized restructuring of such scale in a long time. For all we know, changes were made quietly in some of the recent years. The company describes the new initiative as part of its "partner-centric go-to-market strategy."