Monthly Archives: April 2013

Win a free trip to Sage Summit and other awesome prizes

In a previous post, I mentioned the great discounts available for those who sign up for Sage Summit during the Early Bird registration period. (Who doesn’t want up to $400 off the price of the standard admission?) But that’s not the only reason to sign up during the Early Bird… Read more »

ERP serves a wide range of companies

Have you ever thought of a punchline the next day? Don’t you just hate that? Last November, Greg Lafferty and I had dinner with some of the great folks from the OFA, the leading horticulture educational association in the United States. They were in town for their Grow & Sell… Read more »

Rising costs dampen builder confidence in April

Earlier this week, the National Association of Home Builders issued a press release stating that builder confidence dropped two points to 42 in this month in the most recent National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). In the release, Rick Judson, the owner of Charlotte’s Evergreen Development and the… Read more »

Mobile CRM expected to rise by 500 percent

In a recent article by Alex Williams on, statistics from Gartner Research show that the number of mobile CRM (Customer Relationship Management) applications are expected to rise by 500 percent by 2014. This article is interesting timing for us, as we just highlighted SalesLogix Mobile and Sage CRM Mobile… Read more »

Sage Summit registration is open!

Earlier today, the Twitter hashtag #SageSummit exploded. It just happened to coincide with the opening of Sage Summit Early Bird Registration. It was great to see all the Sage folks guiding people to the Sage Summit website and customers and partners announcing they’ve registered. Sage Summit Alumni and Business Care… Read more »

Ooh, I want that! (Or do I?)

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In setting up this site, it’s amazing how many bells and whistles one can install to improve a blog. Some widgets (like Jetpack) are completely utilitarian and improve the behind-the-scenes functionality. Some of them (like Google Map or WP Weather Hack), give added information to the visitors. Other widgets are… Read more »

Welcome to The Practical Blog

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Greetings, and welcome to The Practical Blog, the official blog of Practical Software Solutions! The purpose of this blog is twofold: To inform and have a bit of fun. We are serious about our work, but we’re also able to have fun as well (as anyone who has attended Sage Summit can verify)…. Read more »