Practical Software Solutions

Practical has a new website! What do you think?

After four months of planning, designing, coding, and testing, the new Practical Software Solutions website is now live. We’ve worked hard on making sure our visitors will have a much better experience no matter what device you’re using. A lot has changed over the past six years since our last website… Read more »

Pardon our dust: New website coming soon

Don’t adjust your monitor: You’re not seeing things. For the first time in three years, I changed The Practical Blog’s theme. I wish I didn’t have to change it, but it took me a while to figure out that our blog’s slow loading times happened because our former WordPress theme… 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 »

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 »

Helping horticulture move toward a better business model

As soon as I saw this Tweet come across my TweetDeck timeline, I knew I had to click the link: Growers Must Be Willing To Let Go Of Old Business Models [Opinion] http://t.co/tWKPH05KXF — greenhousegrow (@greenhousegrow) February 18, 2014 Richard Jones, the group editor for Greenhouse Grower and Today’s Garden… Read more »

It’s still snowing, and we’re still here!

I thought it was a good question: “Matt, do you want me to send out an e-mail to our customers to tell them there may be limited support during the winter storm, like we do during the holidays?” It made sense to me. We surely weren’t going to be in… Read more »

Sage customers can win $15,000 in advertising

Oh, those crazy people over at Sage are at it again! First, it was the $99 pass for Sage Summit they gave customers an opportunity to purchase before Jan. 15. (From what I just heard, it was amazingly successful.) Now comes word that Sage is going to give two of… Read more »

What do concrete and greenhouse growers have in common?

For those who follow our social media (Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, this blog, or what have you), you may have raised an eyebrow this week. The last few weeks, we’ve been all about Grower Vertical, as our Sage ERP team exhibited at MANTS. We then followed some of our friends… Read more »

Turn to your left to see more at MANTS

A couple of months ago, I came across this interesting article from the people at Skyline Exhibits about why not to exhibit on the left side of a trade show floor. The reason is simple: Most people being right-handed, they tend to follow a path from right to left. Through… Read more »

Ask us about HR software

We had a feeling this would happen, even before our Grower Vertical customers started calling us in the past few months to ask us about it. We knew there would be a point when companies in the horticulture industry would realize they needed help with their human resources management, and… Read more »