QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions racked up its best year ever in terms of the increase of number of active users. The somewhat midmarket product had 92,000 active users when Intuit's year ended on July 31, an increase of 26,000 from 73,000 at the end of fiscal 2012. Sequentially, the year-end total was 8.2-percent higher than the 85,000 on the books at the end of the third quarter.
Brian Austin, director of accountant and industry relations at Avalara, has been named to the board of directors of the Information Technology Alliance. Austin begins his three-year term next month. ITA is a two-pronged organization of accounting software resellers and consultants and the top 30 accounting firms, which I have generally described as the being the best and the brightest in the profession.
The business of Columbus in the United States outstripped the rate of growth for the company worldwide for the first half ended July 31. But while net income for the Denmark–based Dynamics reseller and developer grew by 65.6 percent, earnings in this country fell by 37 percent.
Kaseya has picked up executive talent with experience at Oracle, NetSuite and Salesforce. Among the recent hires is Brian Murphy as chief sales officer. Murphy was most recently VP of software and services verticals for NetSuite where he started in 2012. His career before that included his stay at Deltek from 2006 through 2011 where he was VP of new business for North America.