Dynamics Master VAR Socius has launched the Socius Partner Services ISV Program for its Sales Affiliates. The program enables affiliates to offer ISV products to their customers as well as being able to access to additional sales and technical resources. The program also offers what Socius termed "streamlined ISV-related administrative functions in the areas of quoting, ordering, and renewal services streamlined ISV-related administrative functions in the areas of quoting, ordering, and renewal services."
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.