AVALARA PLOTS CPA OFFERINGS
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Avalara, which markets Internet-based sales and use tax applications, has formulated a Professional Accountants Network which will offer accounting professionals a package of applications and services.
Marshal Kushniruk, EVP for the Bainbridge Island, Wash.-based company, said that members will receive Avalara software for use and for resale. However, he expects most accounting firms would prefer clients who are referred to Avalara receive discounts rather than have the firms sell the software themselves.
CROWE'S JUDAY AN MVP
Jeff Juday, who works in the Enterprise Solutions practice of Crowe Horwath's
It was the third consecutive year that Juday received the honor. This year, he was recognized for his services to clients in the implementation of BizTalk technical applications. He has also contributed articles to technology industry publications.
VISION33 BUYS OMEGA
Vision33, which is based in
Omega, one of the first VARs to pick up the SAP product, had revenue of about $3 million in 2006. Vision33 was the SAP Partner of the Year for 2007 and also has offices in
MICROSOFT READIES PARTNER PROGRAM
Microsoft will roll out a company-wide new partner program this summer as the company shifts its emphasis to rewarding VARs who generate the most business, said Jeff Edwards, director of channel strategy.
Edwards also said the company plans a new certification program to replace the one under which top dealers achieve the Microsoft Gold level. So many Gold VARs have been named that the designation "has been degraded somewhat," he said.
Columbus IT Partner, a Microsoft Dynamics reseller based in Copenhagen, has adjusted downward the revenue EBIDTA it expected to report for the year ended Dec . 31.
The company expected to report revenue of about $170.5 million for 2008, down from roughly $172.2 million given in its original guidance. The predicted EBIDTA of about $10.3 million to $10.5 million was at the bottom of the original range.
CFOS TURN TO
The most popular country for American businesses to outsource technology operations for 2009 is the
The survey of CFOs found that 22 percent of respondents listed the
TIMBERLINE VARS MERGE
Alliance Solutions Group of
The companies will operate under the name Alliance Solutions Group. Idysys partner Dave Diemer will be director of client services for the combined companies.
CONSULTANT WRITES DYNAMICS GP BOOK
Renato Bellu, a manager and senior consultant for RSM McGladrey's technology business solutions practice, has authored a book, "Microsoft Dynamics GP for Dummies."
The firm said the book by the
PARTNER SUMMITS OPEN
A second year of Partner Summits has been planned by the tax and accounting business of Thomson Reuters.
"It's not staff training," said Mackintosh, who said the sessions are designed to help partners to think about how they run their firms.