Exact JobBoss is now available in a private cloud deployment. The Minneapolis, Minn.-based manufacturing software publisher named Netgain of St. Cloud, Minn., as "the first of several hosting providers." JobBoss offers both subscription and perpetual license pricing for hosting plans. QuickBooks, uniPoint and Synergy are included in the pricing model. UniPoint must be installed on the same server as JobBoss. No separate server is required for QuickBooks or Synergy.
Microaccounting/xkzero has picked up Intacct's cloud accounting application. We can probably set up a form: [Name of Sage reseller] has begin selling [name of cloud product]. Microaccounting says it is making a formal announcement next month. There won't be many Sage loyalists left by the end of the year. ADSS Global said earlier this year it was going pure Sage, after parting ways with NetSuite. I can't picture that as a trend. There four Sage-only resellers on my Top 100 VARS this year:
Wave Accounting has raised $10 million in venture financing, bringing the Toronto, Ontario-based company to a total of $35 million in funding. The company said this month the money came from CRV, The Social+Capital Partnership, OMERS Ventures, and "a strategic investor in the global fintech software space". The online accounting software company offers its accounting products for free, making money off advertising (or sponsorships, same thing.)
The preliminary analysis shows that in the Bob Scott's Top 100 VARs for 2015 that 55 of those listed carry cloud products. That's a jump from 44 last year. We'll get into the final numbers later (allowing for last-minute checks for publication next Friday). But the cloud has yet to penetrate the Top 20 firms significantly. Out of that 55, only six are in that biggest group and this seems attributable to the fact that many Dynamics resellers are staying loyal to Microsoft. Twenty-eight members of this year's class carry only Dynamics products and that includes 10 of the Top 20.