Six Technology Resolutions for a Happier and Healthier SMB New Year

January 14th, 2014

Happy New Year! While we often make personal New Year’s resolutions, I don’t think too many businesses make them. But you can start to change that in 2014 by resolving to make better use of technology to power your business, … Continue reading

Sage Summit 2013: That Was Then, This Is Now

August 8th, 2013

I’m a bit behind in getting my wrap up and thoughts on Sage Summit–Sage’s annual event for business partners and customers–together. But better late than never! As you can see in the related links at the end of this post, … Continue reading

Sage Streamlining Takes a Major Turn With the Sale of ACT! and SalesLogix

February 19th, 2013

Last week, The Sage Group announced that it is selling its Sage Act! contact manager and SalesLogix CRM to Swiftpage. Swiftpage is a U.S. based digital marketing software vendor and has been a Sage partner supplying Sage E-Marketing as a … Continue reading

Sage Summit 2011: Tackling the Sage NA Branding Challenge

July 26th, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, I attended Sage Summit 2011, Sage’s first combination partner and customer event. I’ve been attending Sage partner, customer and analyst events for several years, observing and commenting on its ongoing attempts to unify it’s corporate … Continue reading

What Are Integrated Payment Solutions and Why Should You Care?

February 8th, 2011

(Originally published January 30, 2011 in Small Business Computing) What are Integrated Payments Solutions? Integrated payment solutions are tools that your business can use to integrate accounting, customer relationship management (CRM) and other business applications with payments processing. By integrating … Continue reading

Acumatica’s Best of Both Worlds ERP Story

April 24th, 2010

Just want to let you know that we are publishing highlights from recent vendor briefings on the SMB Group web site. As time permits, we discuss our takeaways from the more interesting briefings. I’ll try to remember to post them … Continue reading

FinancialForce: A New Force in Cloud-based Accounting

October 6th, 2009

Last week, Unit 4 Aggresso, parent company of CODA, announced that it has teamed up with to launch is actually Coda2Go, the cloud based accounting application that CODA built from the ground up on the platform, … Continue reading

Will CPAs Bring the Cloud to Earth for SMBs?

April 8th, 2009

Just last week, I blogged about how some IT pundits and vendors are falling into the trap of turning the cloud into yet another confusing and over-hyped industry buzzword, and the need to bring cloud conversations down to earth for … Continue reading