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RANDOM THOUGHTS: OLE MISS COACH

RANDOM THOUGHTS: OLE MISS COACH

The sequel to the famed Star Trek episode, "The Trouble with Tribbles" takes a troubling dramatic turn after the rapidly multiplying furry creatures successfully cross breed with porcupines. Hundreds about...

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2017 BSI Top 100 VARS

2017 BSI Top 100 VARS

The last year has been one of change—the cloud has moved from being something everyone talked about to something most resellers are doing something about. It is also a market...

2016 BSI VAR STARS

2016 BSI VAR STARS

Moving to the cloud represents a challenge for mid-market accounting software resellers. Some make it more challenging by making the switch from marketing desktop applications to relying on subscription sales...

BOB SCOTT'S INSIGHTS TOP 100 VARS 2016

BOB SCOTT'S INSIGHTS TOP 100 VARS 2016

Annual Report: 2016 BSI Top 100 VARs The web has reduced the need for large channels; the difference between reseller and ISV is blurring and perhaps most important, the younger generations...

BSI 2015 VAR STARS

BSI 2015 VAR STARS

The selection of mid-market accounting software resellers for Bob Scott’s VAR Stars rests on one basic principle: quality, not revenue, as the deciding factor in picking the 100 businesses that...

BSI: 2015 Top 100 VARS

BSI: 2015 Top 100 VARS

2015 BSI Top 100 VARS The last few years have seemed to be a story of survival. But the revenue figures reported by this year’s Top 100 VARs tell a much...

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DYNAMICS, CLOUD REVS UP 7 PERCENT

DYNAMICS, CLOUD REVS UP 7 PERCENT

Microsoft has reshaped its categories for revenue for the year ended June 30. As it reported results for fiscal 2017, the software said "Dynamics products and cloud services revenue" increase...

CERTUSI LEAVES SAGE

CERTUSI LEAVES SAGE

Connie Certusi, one of the last executive holdovers from Sage’s earlier days, has left the company. In a Facebook post, Certusi announced that July 14 was her last day at...

INFOR ALLIES WITH ADP

INFOR ALLIES WITH ADP

Infor has signed on to integrate ADP's services and processes with its Infor HCM in the United States. The payroll company appears to be on a campaign to offer products...

THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES: A REAL RUSH?

THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES: A REAL RUSH?

Technology changes usually proceed at a rate far slower than expected by those of us who spend a lot of time living with them. It took the tax and accounting...

INSPIRE DOES NOT INSPIRE

INSPIRE DOES NOT INSPIRE

Whatever the body count at Microsoft's recent Inspire conference, it was clear the event did not inspire a lot of Dynamics VARs. Inspire replaced the Worldwide Partner Conference, which kicked...

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ACCUFUND ROLLS OUT WORK ORDERS

ACCUFUND ROLLS OUT WORK ORDERS

Nonprofit software vendor AccuFund has introduced a Work Orders module. The software  is available as a mobile app for iPads and Android tables and a standard module in the AccuFund...

NEW UNIT4 FINANCIALS DEBUTS

NEW UNIT4 FINANCIALS DEBUTS

Unit4 has released a new version of Unit4 Financials. The Netherlands-based software company says the software's single, unified ledger system now enables customers to capture unlimited amounts of business-specific dimensions...

INFOR UPDATES VISUAL SOFTWARE

INFOR UPDATES VISUAL SOFTWARE

Infor has introduced Infor Visual 9.0, which is designed for order-driven manufacturing companies. Markets using the product include aerospace and defense; automotive; high tech and electronics; industrial manufacturing; machinery and...

XERO RELEASES CHECK STYLE EDITOR

XERO RELEASES CHECK STYLE EDITOR

Xero has released a new check style editor that enables users to select from multiple print layouts, including 3-up checks. Users can also print MICR encoded checks of blank stock...

SOLVER'S BI360 CLOUD ROLLS OUT

SOLVER'S BI360 CLOUD ROLLS OUT

Solver has introduced BI360 Cloud, the latest version of its CPM suite, which is built on Microsoft's Azure platform and Excel-powered. The company describes the product as sporting "a business...

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: OLE MISS COACH

RANDOM THOUGHTS: OLE MISS COACH

The sequel to the famed Star Trek episode, "The Trouble with Tribbles" takes a troubling dramatic turn after the rapidly multiplying furry creatures successfully cross breed with porcupines. Hundreds about...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: TRUMP JR.

RANDOM THOUGHTS: TRUMP JR.

My knees are heading into the final sunset and I am looking for new ones. I found one facility that seemed affordable. But my wife was suspicious of the place—Fred's...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: ROB LOWE

RANDOM THOUGHTS: ROB LOWE

The press and Donald Trump will be celebrating the Fourth of July in the spirit of their current relationship—rockets at 40 paces. Trump will be chagrined to see by the...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: LESLIE ODOM

RANDOM THOUGHTS: LESLIE ODOM

There was to be high-level food at the conference I was to attend. "How do you feel about foie gras and caviar? Do they have pigs in a blanket?" I...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: SESSIONS

RANDOM THOUGHTS: SESSIONS

The fiftieth anniversary of the release of "The Beatles" groundbreaking album, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band" is being updated with the release of Sergeant Pepper's Assisted Living Band". It...

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