Avalara has announced a slew of signings of partners for companies that will integrate its sales-and-use tax products into their offerings or link via a connector. Notable in this round is the inclusion of two vendors working in the Microsoft space. Avalara has certified a connector for Infor XA, an Enterprise Resource Plannint system, and for the IBM iSeries development platform.
The Information Technology Alliance has named Intacct's Peyton Burch as a director to a three-year term. Burch, a CPA, has been a senior channel executive at the San Jose, Calif., company, since October 2010.
Goldman Sachs has made invested $40 million in SugarCRM. The equity investment was accompanied by the announcement that Goldman VP Antoine Munfa, a vice president at Goldman Sachs, was named to Sugar's board of directors.
Everyone in the midmarket business talks about the impact Internet-based application has on resellers. But at his company's recent conference, Acumatica CEO Yury Larichev made some specific descriptions of how the cloud affects reseller facilities and staff.