Rumors of Change?

June 4, 2012

Hello Again Sage 500 ERP Partners,

Okay, so you may have already heard the rumor and I just want to set the record straight.

Yes, I have taken on the management of Sage ERP X3.

No, I have NOT abandoned Sage 500 ERP.

As of Mid-May, I now hold the title of Senior Product Manager (not that a title changes the job description in the least),  and the management of both products is now my pleasure and responsibility.  We here at Sage have determined the best way to manage these products is from a portfolio perspective … leveraging the strengths of each for the customers best suited to that solution and continuing to strengthen each to maximize the value for both existing and prospective customers.  This means I will be able to look at both products and drive the future of both in parallel rather than in competition; in the interest of true organic growth rather than a mere shuffling of the revenue from one bucket to another.

So, take heart Sage 500 ERP partners!  This is a positive move for all of us. Keep on doing what you’ve been doing.  I’m counting on you to stay the course and help me continue to demonstrate the strong contribution Sage 500 ERP makes to the portfolio when presented to the right customer.

Sage ERP X3 has a place in the portfolio as well and is destined to see growth in North America. My mission is to see that we find, package, and deploy the right mix of features for the right customers to ensure that growth.  That doesn’t mean that I won’t be doing exactly the same thing for Sage 500 ERP.  In fact, it just makes it easier because now I have insight into the larger picture.

So, let’s take a deep breath, roll up our sleeves, and keep on keepin’ on.

Hello Sage ERP MAS 500 Partners,

I’m starting this blog as another way to reach out to you from Sage with thoughts and news from Sage ERP MAS 500 Product Management.  In this first communication, let me take this opportunity to congratulate the following Sage ERP MAS 500 partners who were named amoung Accounting Today’s 2011 VAR 100:

  • Net@Work / New York
  • Blytheco / Laguna Hills, CA
  • BKD Technologies / Springfield, MO
  • Socius / Dublin, OH
  • Infinity Info Systems / New York
  • Clients First Business Solutions / Holmdel, NJ
  • SBS Group / Woodbridge, NJ
  • NexTec Group Inc. / Seattle
  • BCG Systems / Akron, OH
  • SWK Technologies Inc. / Livingston, NJ
  • DSD Business Systems / San Diego
  • CompuData / Philadelphia
  • RKL eSolutions / Lancaster, PA
  • BCS ProSoft / San Antonio
  • Arxis Technology Inc. / Simi Vally, CA
  • ISM/Barsa / Portland, OR
  • Practical Software Solutions / Concord, NC
  • Southeast Computer Solutions / Miami
  • L. Kianoff & Associates / Birmingham, AL
  • Hightower Inc. / Skokie, IL
  • Martin & Associates / Cincinnati

CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU for representing Sage!

Your efforts every day make all the difference!  I have every confidence as we approach the end of Fiscal 2011 that Sage ERP MAS 500 will maintain our market share and our strong Revenue per Active Customer.  I hope to be able to share thoughts, news and ideas with you from a product management viewpoint over the coming months to make your job easier and continue to build your confidence in the product and our dedication to your success.

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