NetSuite says it picked up three resellers in the British Isles. The press release issued this week says the company signed leading VARs. I think anytime a reseller is signed by a financial software vendor that organization is a leading VAR – and then I realize no one has heard of them. But in this case, since I don't know the channel over there, we'll take NetSuite at its word. The newbies are Covali and OSSM Cloud Solutions, both located in Dublin, Ireland; and Ensphere Consulting, Warrington, U.K. The Covali Group also handles the Qlikview business analytics line.
It's been a good recruiting season for Acumatica. On the heels of signing SWK Technologies, the Kirkland, Wash.-based cloud vendor signed ISM. In the last week, Acumatica says it has also signed Bennett Porter, so it's fair to say that the company has picked up some quality resellers at the same time. ISM has revenue of $7.1 million and SWK, $13.2 million, as listed in their recent VAR Star submissions, which points out what a combination those companies would have made if the merger announced a year ago hadn't fallen apart.
The fact that SAP enhanced Business ByDesign probably won't quiet those who say the product is dead. But it certainly has a lot of new features for a product whose future has been questioned. The additions include in-memory capabilities, meaning availability on the SAP Hana Platform. The company also announced what it called enhanced pricing flexibility that include expanded competitive pricing mechanisms.
Gary Artis, CEO of Interdyn Artis Consulting, is retiring from day-to-day operations at his Charlotte, N.C.-based reselling firm. His wife, Linda, is also stepping down from the firm, where she has worked as solutions manager since 1993. Artis says he will remain as chairman on the company's board of directors and will also be involved with the Interdyn consortium, many of whose members made their marks as Dynamics resellers.