NetSuite is not being subtle – is it ever? – in issuing a study that says Sage users are more tied to the desktop than the users of any other package. (I once knew a young lady who was tied to the desktop, but we won't get into that here.) NetSuite published a press release that reported a study conducted by YouGov "indicates that approximately three quarters of business leaders using Sage business software that were surveyed report having to access their business information from a desktop PC with client software installed, as opposed to through the cloud from any other device." YouGov, based in the United Kingdom, is described as a professional research and consulting organization.
The job of keeping the Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Blog up to date has been turned over to a new editor. The duties have gone to Peter A. Jensen, whose bio on the website says he started out as a Dynamics Nav partner in 1992. (Wouldn't the product have been Avista then?) Jensen, who leads the Partner Programs team, takes over the position vacated by Kevin Machayya.
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.