Armanino has been named Adaptive Insights' Partner of the Year for 2014. The San Ramon, Calif.-based accounting firm only picked up the line in April so that's a pretty good record. My impression is that, especially on the technology consulting side, whatever Armanino decides to do it ramps up quickly and does extremely well. Palo Alto Calif.-based Adaptive also named Intuitive Tek as Partner of the Region for North America.
Five ISVs have adopted the Acumatica Cloud xRP platform as the engine for developing new applications. Acumatica says there are now more than 50 ISVs and OEMs in the program. One of the more notable members of the effort is Australia's MYOB, which made a $13 million investment in Acumatica last year. The down-under company utilized Acumatica as the engine for its recently introduced online MYOB Advanced, designed for the mid-market.
An intriguing question was asked during this week's Epicor earnings webcast. An analyst queried Epicor CFO Kathy Crusco about whether the company's current capital structure "is IPO dependent." Crusco replied, "It is not IPO dependent." Epicor is widely believed to be on the block, presumably private equity group Apax Partners wants to cash out.
Sales execution in the United State impacted Epicor's ERP revenue for 2014, the company said in this week's conference call. Epcior had previous reported the quarterly numbers but its earnings calls generally lag the reports by several days. CEO Joseph Cowan said a new head of U.S. sales had been hired, although he gave no names. However, LinkedIn shows Peter Elmgren joined Epicor as VP of sales in December.
BCS/ProSoft has received the Deltek Growth Leader of the Year award for 2015. The award went to the San Antonio, Texas-based VAR headed by Clark Haley for its sales of Deltek Vision. Herndon, Va.-based Deltek, which markets software for project-based businesses, named PDS Consulting Solutions of Knoxville, Tenn., as GovCon Partner of the Year. This week, Deltek also selected 15 resellers as its 2015 GovCon and Vision Premier Partners.