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XERO AMERICAS: A YEAR OF EXEC CHANGE

XERO AMERICAS: A YEAR OF EXEC CHANGE

In October, this publication had a headline "Xero Shakes up Executive Ranks". There has been a continuation in that theme since Keri Gohman became president of Xero's American operation on...

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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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XERO AMERICAS: A YEAR OF EXEC CHANGE

XERO AMERICAS: A YEAR OF EXEC CHANGE

In October, this publication had a headline "Xero Shakes up Executive Ranks". There has been a continuation in that theme since Keri Gohman became president of Xero's American operation on...

INFOR SAAS REVS UP 36.3%

INFOR SAAS REVS UP 36.3%

SAAS revenue led all categories of income for Infor for the first quarter ended July 31. That came as the software company reported an 8-percent increase in revenue over the...

APTOS BUILDS EXECUTIVE TEAM

APTOS BUILDS EXECUTIVE TEAM

Aptos, which markets retail technology applications, has made some key executive hires this month. Most recently, it named Vicki Cantrell as its first retail transformation officer. She will serve on...

ACUMATICA MANUFACTURING DEBUTS

ACUMATICA MANUFACTURING DEBUTS

Acumatica has released Acumatica Manufacturing Edition, one of a number of announcements, as the cloud software company rolled out Acumatica 2017 R2 this week. The new product, formerly known as...

ECI HIRES GLOBAL CUSTOMER VP

ECI HIRES GLOBAL CUSTOMER VP

ECi Software Solutions has named David Collyer as VP of global customer experience. With Fort Worth, Texas-based ECi soon to be parent to JobBoss, Macola and Max, no one should...

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EPICOR UPDATES HCM

EPICOR UPDATES HCM

Epicor Human Capital Management includes a new user interface, mobile app, expanded government compliance, and usability enhancements. The latest version, introduced this month,  adds a step-by-step 'Absence Wizard' for creating...

SAGE REVAMPS 300 C&RE

SAGE REVAMPS 300 C&RE

Sage has introduced version 17.1 of Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate. The company describes the new release as a re-architecting of the application. The new edition provides access to...

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...

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: GANDALF

RANDOM THOUGHTS: GANDALF

Interesting to see a couple of 11-year olds at the local convenience store wearing tie-dyed Woodstock themed t-shirts. "Oh, did your grandparents attend?" I asked. The Woodstock generation has gone...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: JACK SPARROW

RANDOM THOUGHTS: JACK SPARROW

Last week, I spent time photograph egrets hunting for frogs and other fresh-water prey. A littler further down the river was a group of vegan egrets looking for tofu without...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: STEVE BANNON

RANDOM THOUGHTS: STEVE BANNON

The classic game operation—in which contestants attempt to "remove" parts of the body—has been updated. Now, not only does the buzzer sound if the player touches the side of the...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: NORTH KOREA

RANDOM THOUGHTS: NORTH KOREA

I am happy to announce the latest Scott contribution to technology, artificial stupidity. It joins my previously announced ground breaking concept of fog computing, which is for people who are...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: RESTING

Random Thoughts is taking the week off because of summer heat and the need to deal with a bad knee. Back next week.

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