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RANDOM THOUGHTS: WONDER WOMAN

RANDOM THOUGHTS: WONDER WOMAN

I am wary of the move towards consumerization since so much I have seen makes instruction very cartoony. I just saw this at a medical center: "You've just lost a...

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2017 BSI Top 100 VARS

2017 BSI Top 100 VARS

The last year has been one of change—the cloud has moved from being something everyone talked about to something most resellers are doing something about. It is also a market...

2016 BSI VAR STARS

2016 BSI VAR STARS

Moving to the cloud represents a challenge for mid-market accounting software resellers. Some make it more challenging by making the switch from marketing desktop applications to relying on subscription sales...

BOB SCOTT'S INSIGHTS TOP 100 VARS 2016

BOB SCOTT'S INSIGHTS TOP 100 VARS 2016

Annual Report: 2016 BSI Top 100 VARs The web has reduced the need for large channels; the difference between reseller and ISV is blurring and perhaps most important, the younger generations...

BSI 2015 VAR STARS

BSI 2015 VAR STARS

The selection of mid-market accounting software resellers for Bob Scott’s VAR Stars rests on one basic principle: quality, not revenue, as the deciding factor in picking the 100 businesses that...

BSI: 2015 Top 100 VARS

BSI: 2015 Top 100 VARS

2015 BSI Top 100 VARS The last few years have seemed to be a story of survival. But the revenue figures reported by this year’s Top 100 VARs tell a much...

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: WONDER WOMAN

RANDOM THOUGHTS: WONDER WOMAN

I am wary of the move towards consumerization since so much I have seen makes instruction very cartoony. I just saw this at a medical center: "You've just lost a...

INTUIT REGISTERS STRONG 3Q

INTUIT REGISTERS STRONG 3Q

The only thing standing between Intuit and growth in net income for the third quarter ended April 30 was taxes. The company had operating income of $1.4 billion, a rise...

UNDERSTANDING SAGE'S PRODUCT NEWS

UNDERSTANDING SAGE'S PRODUCT NEWS

Sage unleashed a number of new products at Summit earlier this month. But consistent with the approach of recent months, it has adopted a puzzling approach of lumping announcements together...

EPICOR OFFERS DEDICATED TENANCY

EPICOR OFFERS DEDICATED TENANCY

Epicor Software is offering what it calls dedicated tenancy for customers that wish more control over upgrades to the company's cloud software. Chief Technology Officer Himanshu Palsule said the technique...

GRAVITY HIRES CHANNEL HEAD

GRAVITY HIRES CHANNEL HEAD

Gravity Software has hired Tim Sokoloski as director of channel relationships. The company said he "will be responsible for creating and implementing strategic partnerships designed to help achieve the company's...

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DELTEK OFFERS PROJECT RISK TITLE

DELTEK OFFERS PROJECT RISK TITLE

Deltek has published Project Risk Management for Dummies. The thirteenth book in its series of "For Dummies" books for project-based business, the new publication outlines how to identify and understand...

SYSPRO DEBUTS MOBILE SALES APP

SYSPRO DEBUTS MOBILE SALES APP

Syspro has released Espresso Xpress Cart, a mobile sales ordering app for distributors and manufacturers. Paulo de Matos, chief product officer of the software company, said the design stems from...

RETAIL PRO CERTIFIED FOR B1

RETAIL PRO CERTIFIED FOR B1

RRetail Pro International says its Retail Pro Link has been certified for use with SAP Business One. The Link Pro utilizes DI-API and ECM communications to move retail data between...

EPICOR RELEASES UPDATED ISCALA

EPICOR RELEASES UPDATED ISCALA

Epicor Software has released iScala, which adds a new user interface to the cloud-based product. The application is designed for small- to medium-midmarket companies and subsidiaries of larger multi-nationals in...

COPLEY RELEASES EXPENSELINE

COPLEY RELEASES EXPENSELINE

The Copley Consulting Group, an Infor VAR based in East Greenwich, R.I., has released Expenseline, an expense management application designed for Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) users. The application enables businesses...

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: STAR TREK'S DATA

RANDOM THOUGHTS: STAR TREK'S DATA

There's a sign on a street in Boonton, N.J., the next town over, warning "Heavy Pedestrian Crossing." Hey, why should they get special treatment? ... Just back from the SAP...

RANDOM THOUGHTS--FOX'S O'REILLY

RANDOM THOUGHTS--FOX'S O'REILLY

A Montana State University professor sued Wal-Mart for libel alleging an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a "toilet cleaner." I don't know...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: KENDALL AND PEPSI

RANDOM THOUGHTS: KENDALL AND PEPSI

The local supermarket has a line of natural cat food. It appears to be very authentic—I found Fresh-killed Bird and Squashed Rat. There's also a natural dog food brand led...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: CHEERS

RANDOM THOUGHTS: CHEERS

We finally figured out what President Trump's problem was with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Trump, who said Merkel had ruined Germany, thought the Merkel was the currency in use in...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: JABBA THE HUTT

RANDOM THOUGHTS: JABBA THE HUTT

A Michelin star was accidentally awarded to a burger joint, "Le Bouche a Oreille" in Bourges, France. Diners who were attracted by the designation were somewhat suspicious of some dishes...

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