After toiling in the accounting software waste lands for much of the last two years, accounting software consultants and VARs seem to be finding that business is on the up turn.

It’s a little tough to tell through financial results of the software vendors these days. Two major players, Microsoft Great Plains and Accpac, are not big enough to be material to the results of their respective parents Microsoft and Computer Associates. Best Software’s parent Sage won’t report the results for the half ending September 30 until December. And the numbers that are available for both Epicor (not exactly a stellar performer) and Exact Software (which owns the former Macola) show that license income dropped as a percentage of sales.

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