The Business of Horticulture

The Business of Horticulture blog explores the business world of horticulture, from the front office through the greenhouse and beyond. We discuss current trends that affect horticulture, such as human resources (overtime rules, immigration reform, ACA), business processes, and technology.

Sage Summit sessions: Stay tuned for more info

Yesterday morning while I was working on some projects for Cultivate’14, a Tweet caught my eye. Garden Center Magazine shared some data about QR codes in the horticulture industry. It was so interesting, I was going to write a blog post about it when I came to a good stopping… 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 »

Scams surround trade shows and conferences

I wasn’t surprised when I saw this Tweet last week: Beware of fraudulent housing services claiming to be from Sage Summit. Official housing will only be offered through reg. site in April. — Sage Summit (@Sage_Summit) February 20, 2014 Sage had just announced the hotel prices for Sage Summit 2014… 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 »

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 »

Bettering ourselves; better for our customers

It’s been a pretty busy week here at Practical Software Solutions. People have been going in different directions across the country, and it’s been nearly as quiet as the holidays are around here. Really, the only drawback to this was that we didn’t have enough people to fill out our… Read more »

Big events dominate July

To say that it’s a bit crazy around here at Practical Software Solutions is a bit of an understatement. No, people aren’t bouncing off the walls or doing anything completely abnormal. But we are extremely busy with two of our biggest events of the year on tap over these next… Read more »

Gearing up for the OFA Short Course

As you can tell by my complete lack of posts for the past week or so, we’ve been incredibly busy around here at Practical Software Solutions. Just like two years ago, the OFA Short Course and Sage Summit — the two biggest events on our calendar — are back-to-back again… Read more »