Tag Archives: 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 »

Join us for an evening of basketball and business education

Basketball Event 1

Our customers know that when Practical Software Solutions hosts an event, we like to have a good time. Seriously … go ask them. They’ll tell you. They’ll also tell you that we take our business — and our customers’ businesses — seriously. But when we can combine the two, like our… 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 »

Introducing the Mentor Neighborhood at Sage Summit

Danielle Cote is an extremely busy person this time of year. The vice president of the Sage Events Team is working diligently on her team’s biggest event of the year: Sage Summit. So it didn’t surprise me that she didn’t get my e-mail the other day when I shot her… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Ahoy! Horticulture needs to focus on HR compliance

Not long after Culitvate14 in July, Laura Drotleff, the editor of Greenhouse Grower Magazine, gave Greg Lafferty a call. It was hard for them to meet up during the trade show; but true to her word, Laura was interested in what Practical Software Solutions was doing for the horticulture industry,… Read more »

Sage Summit last-minute details

Have I told you lately how busy July is for us? We had an amazing time at Cultivate’14 last week in Columbus, Ohio. There was definitely more traffic than last year, which isn’t just a good sign for the exhibitors, but it’s a good indicator for the horticulture industry as… Read more »