Plex, which makes on-line manufacturing applications, has named Tina Holm as vice president of partners and alliances. Holm is responsible for building and managing the Plex Partner Network. That network includes consulting firms that are involved in implementation and which Plex termed “customer-success-oriented.” This is a new position for the Troy, Mich.-based cloud company. Plex comes from Oracle where she had positions dealing with the channel and alliances starting in February 2003.
Net@Work, a Sage reseller based in New York City, has acquired Software Solutions, a Richmond-based VAR that carries Sage 100, 500 and CRM. Software Solutions serves businesses in Virginia and Maryland. The recent deal follows Net@Work’s purchase of the acquired company’s HRMS practice in 2010. Net@Work says the deal shows the success of its Partner Alliance program, in which other Sage VARs can turn part of their business over to Net@work and later make a full exit.
Nonprofit software vendor Blackbaud has hired two executives who have the responsibility of “driving customer satisfaction through operational excellence and quality improvement.” Writing about what the Charleston, S.C.-based vendor describes as a new function gets puffy quickly. The best tactic is simply to say that Steve Halleck has become VP of business operations, and Steve Hodlin, director of operational excellence. Halleck was mostly recently SVP of group operations for the Financial Institutions Group at Fiserv.
Logicbroker has allied with Exact to provide EDI capabilities for Exact Online. Via the deal, the partners will be able to offer an integrated EDI system to users of the online product and includes the ability for Exact Online customers to take advantage drop ship automation and an integrated, supply chain system. Logicbroker provides a Magento Connector for Exact Online so that eCommerce orders flow from Magento to Exact, along with exchange inventory and catalog information.