Subscribe
INTUIT DOUBLES BOTTOM LINE

INTUIT DOUBLES BOTTOM LINE

Intuit turned in a good performance for the third quarter ended April 31 but seemed to spend a lot of time fielding questions from analysts asking why its growth in...

Latest News

Ariana GrandeMissed the defeat of the University of Kentucky basketball team because it was broadcast on Turner and we don't have full cable. I also missed the broadcast of the traditional sacrifice of the losing coach in Lexington. I hear it was accompanied by the usual assortment of chanting Druids and the sacrifice of a goat and the reading of its entrails. ... I have had a lot of requests about my singing recently. But I'm posting videos of it on Facebook anyway. ... While I was singing, a friend was putting down newspapers. "I have a trained voice," I protested. "Yeah, but I'm putting out the papers just in case."

Category: News and Analysis
Created on Friday, 10 April 2015 18:06
Comment count: 0
Read more

Luca Mucic, SAPSAP intends to increase the number of women in its management ranks at all levels to 25 percent by 2017 and reduce its carbon emissions to 2000 levels by 2020. The software giant recently discussed such plans during its Social Responsibility Initiative. SAP made it clear it sees such planning as something a modern business should do. "Engaging our employees and reducing emissions can no longer be seen as a nice to have," CFO Luca Mucic said during the webcast.

Category: News and Analysis
Created on Friday, 10 April 2015 17:35
Comment count: 0
Read more

Michael J. Turner, Avalara Avalara has hired Michael J. Turner as its first chief marketing officer. The Bainbridge Island, Wash.-based sales tax vendor said Turner was most recently CEO and president of 1-800-DENTIST and served there from July 2010 through February this year. He was CMO at LegalZoom from 2005 through 2010 and EVP of Teleflora's consumer business from 2001 through 2010. Avalara noted the growth in its executive ranks reflects the course of its business.

Category: News and Analysis
Created on Friday, 10 April 2015 16:50
Comment count: 0
Read more

XeroXero has more than 200,000 paying customers in Australia, the New Zealand-based cloud company said recently. That is up from 109,000 a year ago. Australia is Xero's largest market and this item came to mind because that was announced the same week Australia accounting software company, MYOB, announced an IPO to return to being publicly held after several years as a private company. In September, MYOB said it had 100,000 subscribers for its AccountRight cloud product. Unlike Xero, whose applications are all Internet-based, MYOB has on-premise products.

Category: News and Analysis
Created on Friday, 10 April 2015 14:45
Comment count: 0
Read more

Jon Reiter, DSD Business Systems DSD Business Systems has acquired Sage 100 enhancements from Accounting Systems Inc., which is based in Columbia, S.C. San Diego, Calif.-based DSD said this week it acquired seven products, which will remain on the market. Jon Reiter, DSD's chief software engineer, said the applications work with Sage 100 ERP versions 4.50, 2013, 2014 and 2015 The enhancements include Service Center, which the parties described as the only Sage 100 product designed for service centers and depot repair shops.

Category: News and Analysis
Created on Friday, 10 April 2015 14:12
Comment count: 0
Read more

BSI Special Reports

Prev Next
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...

THE 2014 VAR STARS: CLOUDIER

THE 2014 VAR STARS: CLOUDIER

This was somewhat the year of the cloud when it comes to the 2014 VAR Stars. A majority of them carry cloud products, a bare majority. But for those selected...

Report: 2014 Top 100 VARS

Report: 2014 Top 100 VARS

Moving to the Cloud: Aging channel leadership and the usual vagaries of vendors in the reselling channel. This year’s BSI’s Top 100 VARs comes as technology and people are in...

2013 BSI VAR Stars

2013 BSI VAR Stars

For this year's VAR Stars, the issue of keeping up with vertical demand while grappling with how quickly to move into the cloud - or how much demand there is...

News and Analysis

Prev Next
INTUIT DOUBLES BOTTOM LINE

INTUIT DOUBLES BOTTOM LINE

Intuit turned in a good performance for the third quarter ended April 31 but seemed to spend a lot of time fielding questions from analysts asking why its growth in...

TOP 100: THE CLOUD GROWS

TOP 100: THE CLOUD GROWS

No one should be surprised that Bob Scott's Top 100 VARs shows an increasing number of resellers carrying cloud products for the 2016 class. There were 50 in 2015 and...

CUMBAA TO RETIRE FROM BLACKBAUD

CUMBAA TO RETIRE FROM BLACKBAUD

Charles Cumbaa, EVP of corporate and product strategy, plans to retire from Blackbaud on March 31. The Charleston, S.C.-based nonprofit software company says until then Cumbaa will continue in his...

WARAWA TAKES SAGE EVP SLOT

WARAWA TAKES SAGE EVP SLOT

Jennifer Warawa, who has been involved with Sage's accountant program for several years, has become EVP of product marketing. In her new position, she is responsible for Sage's worldwide product...

ARMANINO BECOMES COUPA VAR

ARMANINO BECOMES COUPA VAR

Accounting firm Armanino has become a reseller for Coupa Software. The San Ramon, Calif.-based accounting firm and Coupa have worked on joint projects during the last year. In a prepared...

New Products

Prev Next
RED WING DEBUTS CLOUD OPTION

RED WING DEBUTS CLOUD OPTION

Red Wing Software has introduced cloud deployment for its CenterPoint accounting and payroll software products. Current CenterPoint users can switch from locally hosted to the new cloud version and continue...

GOLDMINE CLOUD DOES QUICKBOOKS

GOLDMINE CLOUD DOES QUICKBOOKS

CRM software vendor GoldMine says its GoldMine Cloud application now integrates with QuickBooks. Third-party developer W-Systems of Ramsey, N.J., developed the real-time bi-directional integration. W-Systems also developed wMobile, a mobile...

UNIT4 RELEASES CLOUD ERP

UNIT4 RELEASES CLOUD ERP

Unit4 will roll out Unit4 Business World On, a cloud ERP app, on May 2. The Utrecht, Netherlands-based software company said it will also deliver industry applications such as Professional...

ABILA ADDS BENEFIT ENROLLMENT

ABILA ADDS BENEFIT ENROLLMENT

Abila has added a Benefit Enrollment module to its MIP Fund Accounting and cloud-based MIP Advance software. The nonprofit software company said the new product is a companion to the...

SAGE PAYMENT CENTER LAUNCHED

SAGE PAYMENT CENTER LAUNCHED

Sage has launched an in-product service, Sage Payment Center for use in use its Sage 50 and Sage 100 accounting software. Sage Payment Center can be used to apply for...

Random Thoughts

Prev Next
RANDOM THOUGHTS: SIGMUND FREUD

RANDOM THOUGHTS: SIGMUND FREUD

I went to a recital at a church in Jersey City this weekend which was held to benefit restoration of its organ. Someone asked me what I knew about organ...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: DON RICKLES

RANDOM THOUGHTS: DON RICKLES

I figured out how the dispute between GOP presidential contenders Donald Trump and Ted Cruz got started. Cruz was trying to tell an old joke with Trump in earshot. "Take...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: MURDOCH's EX

RANDOM THOUGHTS: MURDOCH's EX

Reading the debate over Kim Kardashian and another actress tweeting a topless picture of themselves, I have to give Kim credit for knowing how to stay in the public eye...

RANDOM THOUGHTS:  SPANISH INQUISITION

RANDOM THOUGHTS: SPANISH INQUISITION

I can finally say I’m hip. I had a dish with quinoa in it last week. Now, if I were just to start watching Downton Abbey. ... Was on the...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: PEE-WEE HERMAN

RANDOM THOUGHTS: PEE-WEE HERMAN

A study found that fish in Puget Sound are full of drugs such as cocaine and antidepressants. That explains why my depression cleared up after a recent fish dinner in...

Visit other PMG Sites: