One of the most interesting changes to the 2017 show calendar has been the expansion of QuickBooks Connect. Until this year, the show highlighting Intuit's low-cost accounting software has been a one-site affair held in San Jose, Calif., where this year's edition will be held November 15-17.
Jeremy Roche, founder and former CEO of FinancialForce, has joined Unit4. Roche has become chief product officer of the Netherlands based company which was an investor in FinancialForce when it was launched in 2009. Roche takes over from Ivo Totev. The hiring is one of a series of high-level executive moves under Stephen Sieber, who became CEO in April.
Erik Dahl has joined ClearSource, a Sandy, Utah-based provider of outsourced business services. Dahl moved to the company this month as VP of operations and marketing from reseller Navigator Business Solutions, also based in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.
SwiftPage has released Act v.19 in North America, Australia and New Zealand, and International English. The software include the new Act Companion mobile app, along with 30 revamped standard reports and updates to the Web API that are said to produced increased integration and increased compatibility with Microsoft Office.
Chris Liddell is resigned as chair of Xero Ltd. after accepting a position as assistant to Donald Trump. He is being replaced by Xero director Graham Smith. Liddell told the New Zealand-based company that accepting the position required him to resign the position he has held for three years.