Tag Archives: Metrolina Greenhouses

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

A plea to Sage Summit from the Inspire Tour

The final round of product sessions at the Sage Inspire Tour stop at the Charlotte Convention Center was over, and I returned to the main hall for the closing general session. The room was filling up again, but the table where I sat for lunch was still available. After a quick pit… 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 »

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 »

Team Squeaky Wheel helps improve Sage Summit

It didn’t take long for us to get feedback from our customers about Sage Summit 2014 and the revamped website. Of course, you should probably take into account that I sent an e-mail the morning registration opened to two of our customers asking them to let me know what they… 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 »