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RANDOM THOUGHTS: PUMPKIN SPICE

RANDOM THOUGHTS: PUMPKIN SPICE

Prices in Vegas are more out of control than ever. When I stopped at a place to ask how much a cone with a scope of ice cream costs, I...

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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: PUMPKIN SPICE

RANDOM THOUGHTS: PUMPKIN SPICE

Prices in Vegas are more out of control than ever. When I stopped at a place to ask how much a cone with a scope of ice cream costs, I...

BLACKBAUD TO PUT SKY ON AZURE

BLACKBAUD TO PUT SKY ON AZURE

Blackbaud has decided to power its Sky platform with Microsoft Azure. The decision is part of a three-point commitment between the nonprofit software vendor and Microsoft, reached shortly after the...

FRENCH VAR PRODWARE TO GROW IN US

FRENCH VAR PRODWARE TO GROW IN US

Prodware, a publicly traded Dynamics and Sage reseller based in France, plans to grow its business in the United States. The company outlined its plans this week in the release...

NETSUITE EXPANDS IN EMEA, MIDEAST

NETSUITE EXPANDS IN EMEA, MIDEAST

Oracle NetSuite has announced expansion in the EMEA region and the Middle East. The cloud software company has launched SuiteSuccess editions for companies headquartered in Ireland and the United Kingdom...

VIEWPOINT UPDATES SPECTRUM

VIEWPOINT UPDATES SPECTRUM

Fresh off its purchase of the former Dexter+Chaney, Viewpoint has enhanced the acquired company’s Spectrum construction software. The updates include a cloud-based Service Tech mobile field service app and a...

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SALE ORDER FULFILLMENT ADDED TO QBES

SALE ORDER FULFILLMENT ADDED TO QBES

Enhanced Sales Order Fulfillment has been added to the QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Accountant Edition. The new capabilities are part of an Improved Advanced Inventory module, which are also available on...

SIKICH RELEASES IEM CONFIGURATION

SIKICH RELEASES IEM CONFIGURATION

Accounting firm Sikich has released the Sikich IEM Configuration on Microsoft AppSource. The software is preconfigured for equipment, discrete and complex product manufacturers so they can more quickly implement Dynamics...

EPICOR UPDATES HCM

EPICOR UPDATES HCM

Epicor Human Capital Management includes a new user interface, mobile app, expanded government compliance, and usability enhancements. The latest version, introduced this month,  adds a step-by-step 'Absence Wizard' for creating...

SAGE REVAMPS 300 C&RE

SAGE REVAMPS 300 C&RE

Sage has introduced version 17.1 of Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate. The company describes the new release as a re-architecting of the application. The new edition provides access to...

ACCUFUND ROLLS OUT WORK ORDERS

ACCUFUND ROLLS OUT WORK ORDERS

Nonprofit software vendor AccuFund has introduced a Work Orders module. The software  is available as a mobile app for iPads and Android tables and a standard module in the AccuFund...

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: GANDALF

RANDOM THOUGHTS: GANDALF

Interesting to see a couple of 11-year olds at the local convenience store wearing tie-dyed Woodstock themed t-shirts. "Oh, did your grandparents attend?" I asked. The Woodstock generation has gone...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: JACK SPARROW

RANDOM THOUGHTS: JACK SPARROW

Last week, I spent time photograph egrets hunting for frogs and other fresh-water prey. A littler further down the river was a group of vegan egrets looking for tofu without...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: STEVE BANNON

RANDOM THOUGHTS: STEVE BANNON

The classic game operation—in which contestants attempt to "remove" parts of the body—has been updated. Now, not only does the buzzer sound if the player touches the side of the...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: NORTH KOREA

RANDOM THOUGHTS: NORTH KOREA

I am happy to announce the latest Scott contribution to technology, artificial stupidity. It joins my previously announced ground breaking concept of fog computing, which is for people who are...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: RESTING

Random Thoughts is taking the week off because of summer heat and the need to deal with a bad knee. Back next week.

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