BAAS BUYS CA-PLUS
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Thornhill, Ont. -- BAAS Business Solutions, one of the largest Canadian-based Sage North America VARs, has acquired Toronto-based Sage partner CA-Plus Inc. The move further adds to BAAS's customer base, effectively growing its staff, offices and expanding its product line. Specifically, the firm will now have approximately 70 staff and eight offices, including an additional presence in Edmonton, Alberta. BAASS represents Sage 300 ERP, BusinessVision and Sage CRM.
3 BLYTHECO PRINCIPALS DEPART
Laguna Hills, Calif. -- Three minority shareholders and principals at major Sage North America partner Blytheco departed at the end of May. The firm's chief executive, Stephen Blythe, described the departure as "amicable" and "part of an 18-month plan." Blytheco purchased the shares of Blytheco president and chief operating office Ruth Menter, executive vice president of technology solutions Nicholas Hoad, and vice president of consulting Judy Enders. The three are under a consulting contract that is effective until the end of 2012 and will work in such a capacity until that time. The move also effectively buys out all minority shareholders' stakes, with the exception of Phil Sim, who now heads up Blytheco's professional services group.
GILCHRIST SCOTT JOINS INTACCT CHANNEL
Portland, Maine -- Technology consulting firm Gilchrist Scott has joined the Intacct Business Partner Program, allowing them to sell, implement, support and develop enhancements for Intacct's cloud financial applications. The firm plans to initially focus its Intacct practice on not-for-profit and professional services organizations before expanding into new markets. Gilchrist Scott has been in business since 1988 and traditionally sold and represented Microsoft Dynamics GP.
KASHOO LAUNCHES ACCOUNTANT PROGRAM
Vancouver, B.C. -- Small-business-focused cloud accounting software vendor Kashoo has launched the Kashoo Most Valuable Professional Program specifically for professional accountants and bookkeepers. With the program, accountants and bookkeepers get an Accountants Edition of Kashoo's cloud-based accounting software in which they can manage the business records of up to 20 clients in real time, as well as other resources.