Tag Archives: greenhouse growers

AmericanHort warns horticulture industry to prepare for overtime legislation

EAP Ag Legislation

I was so excited when AmericanHort announced a few weeks ago they were going to host a webinar called “Avoiding Audit Surprises: The New Overtime Rule and Other Federal Labor Topics.” This is a topic we’ve been discussing for years with the horticulture industry. It’s our goal to help people in… Read more »

Construction industry outlook session at Sage Summit didn’t disappoint

Construction industry outlook 2

I found out on my first trip to Sage Summit that if I only registered for sessions labeled for marketing that I could miss out on learning valuable information. So ever since 2013, I make sure I read the entire list of sessions to see if anything catches my eye…. 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 »

Customers can learn from each other at Sage Summit

At Practical Software Solutions, our customers are a bunch of apples and oranges. And I mean that in the most polite way possible that you can call your customers fruit. Of course, I’m talking about the different types of customers we have. Because we have manufacturers and distributors, construction and… Read more »

Cannabis is no laughing matter in horticulture industry

It seems Laura Drotleff had the same problem I’m having with writing a commentary about a taboo subject. You want to joke about it. Laura, the editor of Greenhouse Grower magazine, dedicated her monthly commentary in October to an issue many large-scale greenhouse operations are facing: To grow or not to… Read more »

Sage Summit 2015: It’s the final countdown

It’s nearly here! Not only are we five days away from the beginning of Sage Summit 2015, we’re nine days away from the end of July! For those of you who just went “Huh?”, July happens to be the busiest month on our calendar at Practical Software Solutions. Our two… 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 »

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 »