ERG AND MIS MERGE The Enterprise Resource Group and MIS Group, two Texas value-added resellers, have merged to form the largest Sage Software reseller in the United States.
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The combined company, based in Dallas, has revenue of about $27 million, according to CEO Robert Muir, Greg Boyd, owner of ERG, becomes MIS Group president and reports to Muir. MIS had focused on Timberline and SageCRM, both Sage Software products, while ERG concentrated on its financial applications, MAS 90/200 and 500. Boyd said that his group is moving heavily into marketing SageCRM as a result of the deal.
OHIO HONORS LOCAL CPA
The Ohio Society of CPAs has given its Technology Advocacy Award to James Felter, managing partner of Palilo, Felter & Associates Consulting of Hudson, Ohio.
Felter, a CPA and also a Certified Information Technology Professional, was given the recognition, awarded annually to a member who shows outstanding commitment and leadership in advancing technology. A software programming firm, Panlilo Felter specializes in applications for governmental, public, and private entities.
TECTURA HIRES COO
Tectura, the Redwood City, Calif.-based Microsoft reseller, has named Jeffrey Lynn, formerly vice president of Dell Professional Services, as the company's first chief operating officer.
Lynn's hiring was the second high-ranking position to be added to the Tectura management team this year. It hired Duane Bell as its first CFO in March
SKODA, MINOTTI PROMOTES BRENIS
Skoda, Minotti & Co. of Cleveland has promoted Robert Brenis to the position of senior manager in the IT Consulting Group.
The firm credited Brenis, who recently received his Project Management Professional certification, with playing a key role in the growth of the IT unit. That group, which employs 11, provides project management and software selection, along with network back-up and diagnostics, disaster recovery planning, and training.
NET@WORK BUYS EAGLE
Net@Work, which had been the largest Sage-only reseller until July, has acquired Eagle Consulting, a New York-based MAS 90/200 reseller.
Without the acquisition, Net@Work is on a run rate of about $17 million a year, says Alex Solomon, one of the owners of the Accpac VAR. Eagle, previously owned by Deborah Ellis, employed about eight people and had been part of a failed attempt to merge with Solution Strategists of Cranford, N.J., earlier this year. The ERG/MIS merger pushed that group ahead of Net@Work in total revenue.
GUNTER REJOINS ePARTNERS
Dwayne Gunter, whose reselling organization had been purchased by ePartners four years ago, has rejoined the Seattle-based Microsoft reseller as general manager of the South Region.
The reselling company also named Michael McCarthy, most recently senior VP of operations at Presstek, as general manager of its Northeast Region.
Gunter, formerly senior VP of solutions for ePartners, left last year to become vice president and general manager of U.S. operations for Momentum Healthware.
CABINET NG STARTS ADVISOR PROGRAM
Cabinet NG, which markets document management software, has introduced a reseller program for Intuit's QuickBooks ProAdvisors.
The CNG-Books Advisor program offers ProAdvisors discounts on Cabinet NG software, services, and maintenance, along with a two-user copy of CNG-Safe and CNG-Books software for internal use. Members can also receive training, technical support, and marketing collateral.
The write-up software review in the August issue of Accounting Technology magazine incorrectly listed the telephone number of Micronetics, the company that markets Xpert Client Write-Up. The correct number is (561) 995-1477.
Also in "A Bundle of Tax Software" in the July edition, the pricing for Lacerte tax software line, including its new unlimited state package. The federal 1040 is priced at $2,250 while the unlimited state 1040 bundle is an additional $340.