Prodware, a European Dynamics VAR, says operating income for the first half ended June 30 was about $12.3 million, an increase of 18.5 percent from the same period in 2013. Net income reached about $5.3 million, a decrease of 18.1 percent from last year's corresponding period. However, the year earlier results included a tax credit of roughly $1.1 million.
SAP has hired Quentin Clark as chief technology officer effective next week. Clark joins SAP from Microsoft where he was most recently corporate VP of the business applications space. Before that, he was corporate VP of the vendor's Data Platform Group from June 2006 through June 2014. He held various roles in Microsoft's development since 1994. Clark takes over the position left by long-time executive Vishal Sikka.
UXC Limited, parent to UXC Eclipse, has named Iona MacPherson as its new CFO and corporate secretary. Eclipse is the company that purchased Dynamics reseller, Tectura North America, almost a year ago. She will take over the positions in January. In her prior job, MacPherson had held the same titles at Boom Logistics since 2007.
Acumatica is planning to make itself much more visible during the next year. The company will roll out "Acumatica Across America" in 2015 and is increasing outbound telemarketing starting next week. "We are the Rodney Dangerfield of ERP," says Richard Duffy, Acumatica's VP of partner strategy and enablement. "Not enough people know about us." Duffy says two telemarketers have been added, which triples the company's capability. That effort will focus on generating leads and "prospecting them through a nurturing cycle and then turning them over to partners."