Asked if the Dynamics market is confused, RSM's Steve Ems gave a surprisingly frank answer. "I think it is a problem." For me, to have Ems, Principal and National Business Applications Leader, for RSM, a large reseller, willing to say this publicly underlines just how much confusion there is.
Everybody has a digital assistant these days and Intuit has joined the parade with QuickBooks Assistant. Intuit says the tool utilizes chat to help users is available already for QB Self-Employed for iOS and Android.
Xero founder Rod Drury is preparing to sell 3 million shares at $31.50 (New Zealand). At current exchange rates, the deal is worth about $65 million. Xero announced the pending deal on the New Zealand Stock Exchange as a "likely successful purchase by institutional and professional investors".
Intuit has named Burlington, Ont.-based AIS Solutions as the 2017 Global Firm of the Future. The selection was announced at the vendor's QuickBooks Connect conference underway this week.
The headline probably seems like a dumb question, given all the rebranding Sage has done. However, it only refers to the company's strategic products, Live, Intacct and X-3.