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2017 Meeting of The Minds

Mission Bay San Diego – February 2017

Great food, wonderful presentations among a backdrop of cool breezes, sparkling oceans, and waving palms, the 6th Annual Meeting of The Minds once again was an outstanding success at Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.

The conference kicked off with a special 1/2 day pre-conference presented by Acumatica and it was standing room only.  A show of hands found a mix of new and seasoned Acumatica partners made up the group.

The Meet & Greet took place under starlit skies by the bay with an array of hot and cold appetizers and open bar.  Humming with conversation and laughter, members old and new embraced the evening.  Our sponsors held the spotlight introducing themselves to a packed house.

Fridays’ full day of sessions included presentations from ERP publishers Sage and Acumatica, sponsorships presentations from ScanForce, AvidXchange, APS, with additional presentations on Legal Advice, Automation, and a deep-dive into the future Sage Payroll 2.0.  The big news of the days was the Multi-Bin announcement from ScanForce and DSD.

Friday night’s Luau featured a lavish buffet with many island favorites, a generous bar, and authentic island dancers and musicians from Makani Kai Hula a local San Diego dance troop.  Our very own members got into the act and provided lots of entertainment.  The night wasn’t over!  Karaoke in the Olive Lounge topped off the evening and many discovered the musical and non-musical talents of the membership.

Saturday dawned with another full-day of sessions.  The State of The Minds was presented by the new administration team, (Jim Woodhead – President, Jerry Norman – Vice-President, Jeff Schwenk – Treasurer, Therese Logeais – Secretary, Robert Wood – Board Member At Large, John Hoyt – Board Member at Large and Moira Goggin – Executive Director).  The day continued with sponsor presentations from xkzero, Acumatica, Website Pipeline, xTuple, Sage, DataSelf, Scanco, and Vault.  Our members provided excellent presentations on SQL Server Management Studio, Sage as s manufacturing solution, Dynamics 365 CRM/ERP, SalesForce and new this year a live podcast was recorded by SMB Jumpstreet.

Saturdays’ dinner at the historical Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant featured a Mexican themed buffet with members enjoying the atmosphere on the patio.  The laughter and stories brought to mind that we have so much to share with each other.

Sage Summit 2015 Update: 7,500+ Attendees, 150+ Sponsors



In a mailing to channel partners Sage have reiterated their expected attendance for Sage Summit 2015 July 27-30, 2015 in New Orleans. According to the mailing Sage expects over 7,500 people to attend which includes over 150 sponsors/exhibitors.

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Acumatica Adds NexTec Group as Partner


Acumatica today announced that Sage partner NexTec Group has added Acumatica as a product offering. NexTec was recently awarded 2015 Best Business Partner for Migration by Sage at the May 2015 Sage ERP X3 sales conference in Istanbul and is ranked #29 on  Bob Scott’s  Spring 2015 Top 100 VARs with $19.48 million in revenues and 92 employees.

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Acumatica Launches Connected World Meetings


Acumatica – a secure, browser-based ERP solution – announces a series of local meetings which the company describes on their blog as:


Acumatica on the road in April and May. Roadshow events are lined up in Dallas, Chicago, Boston, and New York, and we are excited to bring demos, conversations, and the community that only happens when people passionate about building better businesses get to hang out together. That’s where the real questions come up, and also where the real problem-solving can happen, alongside others who have a deep and vital understanding of your business needs and opportunities.

We’re very thankful for the partners who believe in Acumatica solutions and who will be joining us in one or more locations. The events are coming up quickly, and we have a limited number of registrations available, so follow the registration links below to the event in your area.

We hope you join us for a day of demos, special announcements, great conversations, a chance to meet some of our amazing colleagues and partners, and maybe a prize or two.

Based on the site description these appear to be end user focused half-day sessions. Acumatica has been actively recruiting partners to help implement and provide ongoing consulting services to their growing base of SaaS and on-premises ERP users.

For more information see – Acumatica Hits the Road for Connected World and Connected Business

How To Accept Apple Pay With Your Sage Payment Solutions Merchant Account

Sage issued this document a little while ago. It covers frequently asked questions about accepting Apple Pay on Sage Payments merchant accounts. Perhaps the most interesting portion of the document is the listing of NFC compatible terminals available from Sage which support Apple Pay.

The list of terminals compatible with Sage Payments and Apple Pay include:

  1. Ingenico iCT 220
  2. Ingenico iCT250
  3. Verifone VX 520
  4. Verifone 680