NetSuite has agreed to integrate the NetSuite ERP suite with the UltiPro HCM application from Ultimate Software. Besides integrating applications, the companies are cross-selling each others' products in the HCM and ERP spaces. In a prepared statement, NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson said, "The combination of Ultimate's robust HCM functionality together with NetSuite's system of record for core operational processes provides our customers with a tightly integrated solution to run the core aspects of their business."
The call for entries for Bob Scott's Top 100 VARs is open for the 2015 selection. And however many names repeat there are always surprises--those companies that are not widely known, but belong on the list. Each year, some companies disappear, although looking at the 2014 selection, the companies there are still in business. Whether they lose out to faster-growing competitors is another story.
The net result for the ProdWare Group, a Dynamics and Sage reseller based in France dropped to about $6 million for 2014, down 32 percent from the 2013 total. The company this month attributed the decrease to its efforts to restructure its German and Benelux operations and align them with the company business model. "The temporary decrease in our net profitability, related to the realignment efforts of our German and Benelux subsidiaries toward our model, is to be viewed in the light of continued growth of our other activities and our strategic activities such as SaaS," the company said in prepared comments.
Unit4's two ERP lines, Coda and Agresso, have been brought together under a new brand reflecting the parent company's name. Coda has been renamed Unit4 Financials with Agresso now falling under the Unit4 Business World moniker as the Netherlands-based company introduced major new updates to its products. Financials sports a new user interface and experience.The company said the Flexi-fields technology enables users to combine business data with any contextual information from inside or outside the system, such as pipeline data or customer retention information.