Grower Vertical

Business management systems are more than just software

Business Management for Metrolina

Psst … come a little closer. I’m going to let you in on a secret that’s going to knock your socks off. OK, are you ready for this? Most business management systems pretty much do the same thing. Wait, did I just say that out loud? Well, yes. I did…. Read more »

Poll: Top 100 Growers looking to upgrade software systems

One of the magazines we look forward to every year is the Top 100 Growers edition of Greenhouse Grower, which comes out every May. The routine goes like this: Get the magazine from the mail slot, thumb to the list, count how many of our customers are on the list,… Read more »

Sage Summit and Cultivate’16 registration now open

Have you ever spent so much time on a massive project that once it was finished, you weren’t sure what to do? That’s how I felt yesterday once I realized I was finished with Phase 1 of the new Practical Software Solutions website. Oh, don’t get me wrong: There was plenty… Read more »

‘I have an idea’: That is music to our ears

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: We don’t know everything. (Ok, I’ll wait a few moments for you to pick yourself off the floor.) Yes, yes …. I know. You were expecting me to say, “We know everything and can do everything,” or “sure, our products… Read more »

DemandLink brings better forecasting to Grower Vertical

You probably have heard the expression, “build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” As a software company, we are always looking for new ways to improve our technology. Nearly a decade ago we began developing Grower Vertical, our add-on to Sage ERP that compensates for… Read more »

The importance of being a Sage partner

There are many things that make my job easier. I’m sure that everyone out there can relate to having the right tools for the job. I remember a couple of years ago when I got an upgraded laptop and, not too long after that, a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. Armed with… Read more »

Helping the horticulture industry by Growing Together

Scan by Cart at Metrolina Greenhouses

It’s very easy to look at a company, a salesperson, or a marketing person and say, “They don’t care; no matter what they’re doing, they just want to sell me something.” I guess in some cases, that may be true. We’ve all seen the stereotypical used-car salesman promising you the world…. Read more »

Ahoy! Horticulture needs to focus on HR compliance

Not long after Culitvate14 in July, Laura Drotleff, the editor of Greenhouse Grower Magazine, gave Greg Lafferty a call. It was hard for them to meet up during the trade show; but true to her word, Laura was interested in what Practical Software Solutions was doing for the horticulture industry,… Read more »

Sage Summit last-minute details

Have I told you lately how busy July is for us? We had an amazing time at Cultivate’14 last week in Columbus, Ohio. There was definitely more traffic than last year, which isn’t just a good sign for the exhibitors, but it’s a good indicator for the horticulture industry as… Read more »

What a ‘true’ ERP system for growers means

My name is Baroness Anastasia Genevieve Vanderbilt-Rockefeller, and I am the Supreme Ruler of the Known Universe. Ok, you got me. That’s not my real name. And despite my sometimes over-inflated ego, that’s not my title either — although when I tell people I’m the marketing director for a software… Read more »