Accounting firm Armanino has become a reseller for Coupa Software. The San Ramon, Calif.-based accounting firm and Coupa have worked on joint projects during the last year. In a prepared statement, Dave Burlington, Armanino Cloud Solutions partner, said the companies joined to provide "seamless ERP and procure to pay solution for growing organizations." Armanino joins the Big Four and consulting firms such as Accenture as implementation partners.
Epicor Software has named Celia Fleischaker as chief marketing officer. Fleischaker was previously SVP of global marketing for Epicor. A long-time employee, she joined Epicor when it was still known as Platinum Software when the company purchased FocusSoft in November 1997. She had joined the latter company in May 1996. Fleischaker held her previous title from January 2010.
The move of customers from licenses to cloud subscriptions dented results at software vendor QAD for the first quarter ended April 30. The company lost $2.7 million, compared to net income of $549,000 in last year's corresponding period. CFO Daniel Lender said results were also dented by lower-than-expected services utilization as projects slipped out of the quarter and by a $1.4-million negative currency impact.
Doug Deane, owner of DSD Business Systems, a reseller based in San Diego, Calif., has turned his roles as president and CEO over to others in his organization. Deane, who has run the company since founding it in June 1984, has assumed the duties of founder and chief strategy officer. His day-to-day duties will be handled though the creation of two new divisions. Kayley Bell, who remains COO, was named president of the new Sales and Service Division.
The momentum of QuickBooks Online shows no sign of letting up. Intuit this week reported that it ended its third quarter on April 30 with 1,397,965 subscribers of the cloud product, an increase of 44.8 percent from last year's corresponding period. In this week's earnings webcast, CEO Brad Smith noted the fact that 80 percent of subscribers have not previously been Intuit customers—in line with the trend for the online financial product.