For many years, the reseller headed quite successfully by Jack Ades and Alan Kahn has identified itself as InterDyn AKA. That name reflects the Interdyn consortium, which originally was a group of strong Great Plains resellers but has branched out in the last few years. When this year's Top 100 form came back from the Manhattan, N.Y.-based company, it had the name "AKA Enterprise Solutions".
Achieve IT Solutions, an SAP reseller based in Port Jefferson, N.Y., has acquired the SAP practice of Visnova Solutions, which it described as India's first and largest SAP Business One Partner. The deal brings Achieve IT, which is also a Business One reseller, the Biz One Solutions, a set of applications developed for the SAP product by Visnova. The Visnova Biz One Solutions suite will be migrated and, fully integrate and rebranded into the American VAR's Achieve One product line.
Sage North America is introducing the Sage Advisor Dashboard for Partners at the end of the month. The company says the online tool, available via the Sage Partner Portal, is designed to provide the channel with same kind of customer information that the vendor has. "If they call into tech support on how to use something, it captures that," was one example provided by Donald Deshaies, VP of channel management.
Sweden's Jeeves Information Systems has acquired privately held ERP SolvAxis, which is headquartered in Switzerland. Terms were not disclosed. Although this does not directly impact the United States, it follows on the heels of Jeeves opening a U.S. office and launching JeevesERP Version 4 in the last month. Jeeves is one of those companies with private equity money behind it, in this case Battery Ventures. which cobbled together Consona, which later merged with CDC Software to produce Aptean.