The Internet of Things has gotten hot, judging from the number of demonstrations and sessions at recent conferences, including Epicor's Insights and SAP's Sapphire. At the latter conference, a demonstration was made using a power drill to make a hole in a piece of concrete.
Epicor has revamped its pricing structure for its resellers. The new plan was shown to VARs at this week's Insights conference in Nashville, Tenn. It involves bundled pricing, instead of what one VAR termed a confusing set of numbers.
Intuit's QuickBooks Online rolled to a new highs with 2,220,200 when the third quarter ended on April 30, an increase of 59 percent over 1397,000 million a year earlier. By comparison, when it ended its year on March 31, rival Xero just topped 1 million.
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 facing rapid automation through related technologies such as artificial intelligence, bots and machine learning. As usual, this year’s Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs provides the names of dealers who are at the top of the mid-market in revenue. But they are a group that is rapidly changing how they operate.
Syspro plans to show a web version of Syspro 8 in the fourth quarter. The company will offer a dual interface so companies can choose to deploy a Web client or Windows client according to chief product officer Paulo de Matos. The product is designed for manufacturing and distribution users.