Saying Sage will not set product end-of-life dates, the company has resurrected the long-lived DacEasy. Sage issued an 18-month end-of-life warning a year ago for the low-cost desktop accounting package, but has revisited the decision after a "No forced migration" dictum from CEO Steve Kelly. "As a result of our new strategy, we are rescinding that decision," Connie Certusi, the EVP who heads Sage's Small Business Solutions operations, said this week.
Sage has introduced a new product, SageOne CashBook, in the United Kingdom. But that's just the beginning, "We will be rolling out this product globally," Nick Goode, commercial director for the online package, said during the recent Capital Markets Day. That is expected next year. There was not much discussion about features, but it was noted as for sole traders and very small businesses. The website for the product describes it as an online cash management product.
Infor has named Jeffrey Laborde as CFO, the company said this week. He replaces Nicole Anasenes, who held the position from November 2013 through her last day on the job with this week's earnings conference call. The change was announced during the company's call reporting results for the 11-month-year ended April. CEO Charles Phillips said she would be moving into the world of entrepreneurial start ups. Laborde comes to the software giant from SumTotal Systems where he served as CFO starting in July 2012.
Infor has rolled out a micro-vertical program for its resellers that it had tested in the market. The company is signing up members of its network who wish to specialize. "We are looking at 20 to 24 verticals," says Michael Carrillo, the channel’s enablement director. Carrillo says so far, none of its VARs have applied to participate in the program in the same market. Infor is recognizing approved participants as microvertical specialized and they receive logos that can be utilized in marketing.