Thought Leadership

Guest Post: Sharing Knowledge Through TUG Conference

TUG Conference 2017 classroom

This week, one of our Sage CRE customers, Rhiannon Thompson of Davidson Excavation in Russiaville, Ind., gives her impressions of attending her second TUG National Users Conference: When I first learned the Sage Summit 2017 Tour stop in Atlanta and the 2017 TUG National Users Conference were overlapping, my heart… Read more »

Cultivate’16: A fresh perspective on innovation

Unique. It’s a nice word. It has a nice a nice ring to it. It looks good on paper, and it sounds important. But it doesn’t mean what many people think it means. “Unique” is one of those words I had pounded into my head in my first journalism job,… Read more »

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 »

Rowe is right: Society needs skilled labor

Sitting around the table after Christmas dinner, I was speaking to one of my dad’s cousins about possibly taking a course in classic automobile engine repair at the local community college. We both share a love of classic cars, and I’ve always been fascinated with the internal combustion engine. We… Read more »

Simplicity works best for business

I always thought Thanksgiving wasn’t complicated. That is, until I saw people trying to explain it. Earlier this week, several people were trying to explain Thanksgiving on a message board I frequent to people in Europe. They debated whether it was or wasn’t a religious holiday, its origins, and its… Read more »

Education key to fending off cyber attacks at work

Sometimes I feel like a real pest. But I feel like I’m a rather safe and cautious pest. Yesterday, I sent an e-mail to Sherry Johnson and Tracy Phillips from AmericanHort to ask them about a company that said they published the organization’s media kit. We’ve been members of AmericanHort… 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 »

On 3D printing: Give technology time to mature

I’ve been keeping a closer eye on TweetDeck in the past few weeks, as we’ve got a few trade shows coming up on our calendar. Our Grower Vertical team is heading to MANTS (Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show) in Baltimore next week, and Susan Burris from our Sage Construction and Real Estate… Read more »

4 red flags when searching for software vendors

Most mid-sized businesses looking for software can’t go to the local computer or business supply store and buy a product off the shelf. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in — once you get to a certain size, your company’s IT world will be filled with servers, databases, and robust programs… Read more »

The best firewall can’t stop these viruses from getting through

Playground vandalism

There I sat with my 94-year-old grandmother in front of her computer, trying to explain to her about computer viruses. Her computer was full of them, and I was trying to explain they were malicious attempts to do damage or cause chaos over the internet. “But why would someone do something… Read more »