Six S Partners has been name Americas "Partner of the Year" by Epicor Software. The Waterloo, Canada-based company was also honored for having the most new business transactions. Six S carries Epicor 9, and although that product has been effective in the accounting end, Six S and the other companies are primarily in manufacturing. Most are exclusive to Epicor in their ERP lines.
Infor reseller Godlan has started a program to attract talent to the manufacturing consulting space. The Clinton Twp., Mich.-based company has developed a curriculum to provide training in several areas including manufacturing principles, programming, Infor SyteLine ERP, along with complimentary modules. The program "will grow as our business grows," says Godlan CEO Bobby Rudder.
With all the high-profile speakers at the recent QuickBooks Connect conference, many attendees wondered how much Intuit spent. There was one show day, plus a VIP day and extra pre and post stuff. I bounced the details of the San Jose, Calif.-based event off someone who has paid for such gatherings and received an estimate of $3 million; my quick estimate was $2 million to $3 million. Intuit had no comment on that.
NetSuite continued its march into the Tier 1 financial software space during the third quarter ended September 30. In this week's webcast, CEO Zach Nelson said the cloud company beat all forecasts, saw high growth across all industry groups and set a record for $1-million plus deals. "Most of them are single tier—full-blown replacement of software that was done 20 years ago," he said. He also ascribed the much of growth to global systems integrators.