Sage North America has named Paul Bridgewater as CEO of Sage Payment Solutions. And with his naming we are seeing an elevation of certain operating areas because the previous head of payments, Greg Hammermaster in August was president, not CEO and Bridgewater reports to North American CEO Pascal Houillon. Similarly, Jim Emerick joins in the newly created position of EVP of customer support for this continent.
The Sleeter Group, which has been known for its annual small business accounting show, has been acquired by Diversified Communications. The purchaser is described as a family-owned, international media company. Founder Doug Sleeter remains with the company and his staff will continue working from the Pleasanton, Calif., office under the new ownership.
Arxis Technology, a software reseller based in Simi Valley, Calif., has hired six employees to support its growth. That brings the staff to about 40. Four consultants were added to the implementation team and two employees joined the marketing and sales team. Consultants include Kevin Curren, who will be provide implementation and development support for Sage 500 ERP projects, and Rafael Mestre, who will focus on ERP implementations in the manufacturing and supply chain industries.
The Sage Group has entered an agreement to use Salesforce's Customer Success Platform globally. In a brief announcement this week, the British parent of Sage North America said the platform "will provide data management systems that will enhance Sage's internal systems architecture, leading to operational improvement and an enhanced view of customers, both existing and new."