Blytheco has named Mitchell Cannady former CEO of Spinnaker Network Solutions, as VP of its CRM practice. The Laguna Hills, Calif.-based reseller said Cannady’s job includes managing the CRM business and setting strategy for its growth. A CRM veteran, Cannady founded CRM reseller Spinnaker in 1997 and in 2011 that business was acquired by Tribridge.
Synergy Business Solutions, a Dynamics SL and Intacct reseller, has hired John Foster as VP of sales and marketing. Foster’s arrival is in preparation for the retirement of Jered Cady, Synergy EVP and principal. Foster has decades of experience at some well known reselling organizations. He was president of Xenex Seattle from August 1986 through December 2006 and then VP and partner at Forepoint, which acquired the Xenex operation, from January 2007 through November 2010.
Infor posted net income for the second straight quarter the software giant said this week. It will need that kind of sustained performance to go public. And the company had a 22-percent rise in product income for the first quarter ended July 31, compared to a 2-percent hike in product updates and support fee revenue for the same period. How many financial product publishers see their product revenue growth exceed maintenance?
AA newly aggressive Infor is going to make direct pitches against major competitors. That includes NetSuite, according to comments made by Infor CEO Charles Phillips during this week’s conference call for earnings for the first quarter ended July 31. Next week, Infor is releasing Cloud Suite Financials, which Philips described “as a brand new global set of financial applications written from the ground up in Java” and as “the first general ledger written in more than a decade in our industry.” Phillips said that product will go against Oracle and SAP and, in some cases, Workday.