AccountMate intends to have a mobile application for tablets and smartphones on the market by the end of the year. The product is being developed by the company's long-time CRM partner, InfoTrac Solutions. AccountMate COO David Render told attendees at his company's recent reseller roundtable in Rosemont, Ill., that the product "works with installed AccountMate data and reports."
The EHTC Technology Group of Grand Rapids, Mich., has become a member of the partner network of the SBS Group. It's the first signing we've seen in a couple of months by SBS, one of three Microsoft Master VARs. The new affiliate is a unit of Echelbarger, Himebaugh, Tamm & Co., a CPA firm founded in 1977. Now known as the SBS Group Grand Rapids, the office, under managing partner David Echelbarger.
Open Systems and Kalibur Solutions has released Traverse version 11 Canadian payroll, designed to enable companies with Canadian employees to prepare payroll in-house. Kalibur CEO Zoltan Szakal says with the new module companies can run Canadian and U.S. payroll from one Traverse installation. Payroll does, well, the usual stuff, with Canadian payroll functions integrated with Traverse and capable of handling multicurrency transactions. It feels like Minneapolis, Minn.-based Open Systems is on a pace to issue more press releases in 2013 than in any year I can remember in the past two decades. This month, the company also announced a partnership with Argus Hosting, which provides online hosting and cloud services for ERP users. The deal provides services such as Hosted Virtual Desktops, automatic offsite data backup, and applied software updates for Traverse installations. Last week, Open Systems and Unisun Software they integrate Unisun's Envio produce inventory management software with Traverse. Envio's software is a packer-grower-shipper inventory management software package for the fresh produce industry. (That leads me to wonder who serves the stale produce industry?)
Although CEO David Dierke has promised not to shave until the .Net version of AccountMate's financial software gets to market, the beard he is sporting does not reflect the year delay. "Dot Net is a beast to learn," CTO Tommy Tan told resellers attending the company's roundtable in Rosemont, Ill. Dierke, who says he takes the blame for the delay, notes a beta will reach the market in the next 60 days and he expects the GL and system manager to hit the market in February.