DSD Business Solutions has announced it is now selling the Acumatica line. This is not quite a secret as the San Diego, Calif.-based reseller listed Acumatica, headed by president Doug Deane, as one of its product lines in its submission for Bob Scott's Top 100 VARs for 2015 (It made No. 55 with $8.41 million in revenue), which was published in early June. And while in July, Sage named a new Business Partner Advisory Council, it has work to do if it wants to bring significant resellers back into the Sage-only camp.
Sage has named members to the reconstituted Business Partner Advisory Council. This is relatively old news, but I think important to deliver. A sore point with departed executives, North American CEO Pascal Houillon and SVP Joe Langner, was their perceived hostility to the channel and that included having disbanded the prior council. I should say that the failure of the company to put out press releases on this subject shows however much enthusiasm the leadership has about the channel, there was not enough to put out a press release about this. In any event, the council members are generally well-known members of the reselling community.
CEO Charles Phillips received $3.2 million for Infor's year ended April 30. The company's SEC filings show that was down sharply from $4.8 million the prior year. In fiscal 2015, he received a discretionary bonus of $2.4 million that was related to operating performance and debt refinancing transactions during the year. His salary dropped to $733,334 for the most recently ended year, down from $800,000 for fiscal 2014. However, it appears salaries were cut for all executives, except for former CFO Nicole Anasenes, who recently departed. I am assuming this reflected a move to base compensation more heavily on performance by the privately held company (However, it reports publicly.)
Sage says there will be no decision on the tenure of Jodi Uecker-Rust, who returned to Sage North America as interim president on June 8. Uecker-Rust served as president of Sage Business Solutions from Feb. 9, 2009 until early October 2010 and left with the arrive of Pascal Houillon as CEO. With the naming of Steve Kelly as CEO in October 2014, she was brought back. The official word is that no decision will be reached until the next fiscal year, which begins on October 1.