LOGICALAPPS TAPS NEW EVP OF SALES AND OPERATIONS, AND NEW CFO: LogicalApps, a provider of governance software for enterprise applications, has appointed Daniel Rawlings as executive vice president of sales and field operations. In his new role, Rawlings will be responsible for all revenue generation, including sales, professional services, business development and customer care. His resume includes sales and executive management positions at such companies as Oracle, Lawson Software, PeopleSoft and Ariba. Prior to joining LogicalApps, Rawlings was executive vice president of worldwide sales and services at Perfect Commerce Inc.In another top-level appointment, the company named Peter B. Harker as its chief financial officer. Prior to joining LogicalApps, Harker served as CFO at New York-based Medidata Solutions Inc., a software developer in the clinical data management space. Before that, he was the CFO at Optum Inc., a provider of supply-chain solutions. Harker also worked at Big Four firm Deloitte & Touche.
AVALARA, EPICOR TEAM IN COMPLIANCE PACT: Sales tax technology provider Avalara and Epicor Software Corp., a publisher of mid-market enterprise software, have teamed up in an agreement where Epicor will integrate and offer Avalara's line of sales tax solutions with its suite of ERP applications. Terms were not disclosed.
Under the alliance, Epicor will be able to offer all of Avalara's products and services, and link AvaTax - Avalara's Web-based sales tax automation service - with its industry-specific enterprise solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services.
"Sales tax administration and compliance presents an ongoing operational and audit burden to most businesses. Based on Web Services technology and with a central management console, Avalara offers a full-service sales tax solution that customers can deploy on-premise or in an on-demand, hosted environment," says Jared Vogt, CEO of Avalara.
ACCOUNTMATE ADDS UPSELL MODULE: Source-code accounting software provider AccountMate has tacked on a new Upsell Management Module to the company's recent release of its AccountMate 7 for SQL and Express product lines.
Upsell Management is one of more than 20 modules offered in AccountMate's stable of product suites. Designed to bolster a company's add-on sales efforts, with the new module, inventory items can be associated with complementary or accessory inventory items, enabling sales teams to automatically view upsell items and offer them to customers placing orders. The AccountMate product expedites the process by allowing users to view the upsell items and select multiple upsell items to be added to the order.
APPROVA, OPEN PAGES TEAM IN INTEGRATION PACT: Approva Corp., a provider of controls management software, and OpenPages, a publisher of risk and governance solutions, unveiled an integration pact geared to automate Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
The joint solution allows organizations to test and analyze their applications' control environments using Approva software, and subsequently publish the evidence of controls in OpenPages' proprietary business governance solutions.
Under the arrangement, users can map Approva's guidelines for testing such areas as segregation-of-duties controls, system configuration settings and business process transactions directly to controls that are documented in the OpenPages platform. OpenPages and Approva were scheduled to demonstrate the integrated offering in a Webcast on Sept. 20.
KPMG Names Campbell Global CIO: Big Four firm KPMG named Stuart V.M. Campbell, global managing partner of KPMG's Audit & Advisory Services Center, to the additional post of global chief information officer. In that capacity, Campbell, 53, will be charged with spearheading KPMG's global technology initiatives and new product development.
In a statement, Mike Rake, chairman of KPMG International, said, "Stuart Campbell has significant experience evaluating, implementing and managing information technology programs. His demonstrated commitment to delivering quality service at the highest levels of professionalism will be important to helping KPMG implement its global technology initiatives."
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