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AVALARA RAISES $96 MILLION

AVALARA RAISES $96 MILLION

Sales tax vendor Avalara has raised $96 million in new capital. Fifty million of that will be used to fund growth and acquisitions while the remainder was used to repurchase...

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Charles Phillips, InforA change in Infor's financial year end soured results for the company's first quarter ended July 31. This is the first quarter to be reported after the software company changed its fiscal year ended from May 31 to April 30 for fiscal 2015. In a recent earnings webcast, CEO Charles Phillips noted the transition helped in the year ago first quarter which ended up with two quarter-ending months, when business normally surges as "customers negotiate to the last hours of a quarter." The year-ago quarter included the previously reported  May 30, 2014 year end, and the new July 31 year-end.

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President William McKinleyLast week there was a bomb scare at the Gold Star Chili in Versailles, Ind., my neck of the woods. I figured the scare was the aftermath of somebody eating too much chili. It reminded me that at that town's fall festival, the Pumpkin Show, I heard the following over the PA system. "All girls who want to win a three-way, report to the grandstand." If you don't know chili, that's rather jarring. Wonder how many people actually wanted a bowl of the restaurant's finest?

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MicrosoftBesides its awards at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft handed out reseller awards for the United States at the recent Dynamics Kickoff. These have not been as well publicized as the Inner Circle and President's Club this year and that took way more time than it should to get names that are usually easy to find. Anyway, the company presented SMB Partner of the Year awards to four resellers for work in this arena, based on the "highest positive growth in license revenue year over year, provided that such partner is one of the top 3 revenue producing partners in award category."

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David Grosvenor, WesupplyHighJump has acquired the United Kingdom-based Wesupply, which offers an electronic commerce trading platform. HighJump said this week the deal increase the reach of its TrueCommerce EDI platform to more than 10,000 trading partners and 130,000 trading connections. HighJump described the deal as giving it a "true multi-tenant SaaS solution that enables quick onboarding of new trading partners and rapid time-to-value for community members."

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Connie Certusi, SageFor the first time in a long time, Sage has issued a press release about new features for Sage 50 Accounting—U.S. Edition. (Wasn't Peachtree such a better name?) At center stage of the enhancements are apps for the iPhone and the iPad. Sage also said the application has a streamlined installation and it has added access to chat support throughout the product. In terms of installation, customers are notified there is an update and they click to accept with the product installed in the background.

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