Author Archives: Amanda Tomaini Lamela

Sage City Roundtables Return Again To Sage Summit 2017

Sage City Roundtables 2016

For more than six years, we’ve hosted a monthly online user group meeting. But it didn’t take a fortune teller to know we were going to have record attendance in our last two meetings. There’s a simple reason for it: Our customers gave the main presentations in both meetings. In… Read more »

Sage Summit 2017 session registration now available

Sage Summit 2017 session 1

It feels weird to say it, but there’s less than a month left to Sage Summit 2017 in Atlanta. This year, Sage Summit takes place from May 9-11 at the Georgia World Congress Center. There’s a few things to keep in mind now we’re heading into crunch time. First of… Read more »

Sage Summit 2017: The Return of Sage 500 ERP

Sage 500 at Sage Summit

“… some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend, legend became myth and for four and a half years, Sage 500 passed out of all knowledge …” With apologies to the screenwriters of The Lord of the Rings, and a slight apology to Sage, there’s good… Read more »

Sage Summit 2017: Registration and other information

Sage Summit 2017 v1

It’s that time of year again: Spring is in the air, flowers are in bloom, and I get to tell all of you to start registering for Sage Summit. But this year’s a bit different. OK, that’s not entirely true. This year is completely different. Registration for Sage Summit 2017… Read more »

Illegal immigration raids have attention of horticulture industry

immigration raids

Craig Regelbrugge, the vice president for government relations and research for AmericanHort, is at it again, and I appreciate it very much. In the past few weeks, Regelbrugge has written two blog posts that explain the potential impact to the horticulture industry of some of the executive orders and actions President… Read more »

Recent cloud-based server hacks serve as warning to all

CERN cloud server

I don’t know how Deb Carpenter Beck does it. The longtime Sage Construction and Real Estate marketer, who can still be found on the Plumb Bob Square Rants blog, always writes about the most topical posts in the industry. Ironically her latest blog post hit too close to home as we’re… Read more »

Agriculture lobby looking to shed light on immigration

Agriculture lobbying

In this day and age, the word “lobbyist” has grown to become a word of disdain and derision. It’s almost as if the term has become synonymous with graft and corruption. However, as I was reading through a couple of blog posts written* by Craig Regelbrugge, the American Horticultural Industry’s… Read more »

Overtime ruling delay welcome says horticulture industry representative

Overtime ruling 2

The horticulture industry was keeping an eye on the calendar — and a U.S. District Court in Texas — as December approached this year. Back in May, the Department of Labor issued a final ruling updating the overtime requirements for salaried employees. Since the salary requirements in the overtime rules hadn’t… Read more »

Join us for an evening of basketball and business education

Basketball Event 1

Our customers know that when Practical Software Solutions hosts an event, we like to have a good time. Seriously … go ask them. They’ll tell you. They’ll also tell you that we take our business — and our customers’ businesses — seriously. But when we can combine the two, like our… Read more »

Industries of the Blind walks the path of lean manufacturing

Industries of the Blind Made in IOB

It’s said you can never truly understand a person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. Last Thursday, I walked about 500 feet in the shoes of a blind person, and I got a pretty good notion of what it was like to be visually impaired. Luckily for me,… Read more »