ARMANINO EXPANDS INTACCT AND CLOUD PRACTICE

San Ramon, Calif. -- Armanino Consulting, the technology arm of Top 100 Firm Armanino McKenna, has purchased Naperville, Ill.-based Intacct partner and cloud consultancy AccessTek, expanding Armanino's Intacct practice, in addition to its overall cloud accounting and financial product sales and consulting practice. AccessTek, a top Intacct channel partner and President's Club member, will retain all of its employees, including chief executive Lindy Antonelli. She will become a partner with Armanino. Antonelli last year launched the Cloud Accounting Institute, a cloud accounting and finance education and advocacy group.

The acquisition is part of Armanino's plan to enhance its cloud practice area, which includes representing products from Intacct, Adaptive Planning and, as a result of the purchase, cloud-based social CRM and association management software vendor Avectra.

 

SGS TO JOIN EIDE BAILLY

Ogden, Utah -- Sage and SAP ByDesign partner SGS Technology Group will become a part of Eide Bailly upon completion of the merger between the Top 100 Firm and SGS accounting firm affiliate Schmitt, Griffiths, Smith & Co. The deal is expected to close Nov. 1, 2012. SGS president Stuart Tholen will serve as partner-in-charge of the Utah practice. Schmitt, Griffiths, Smith had been previously affiliated with Eide Bailly through Practicewise, an association of small and midsized CPA firms across the nation.

 

FINANCIALFORCE ADDS KEY ALLIES, MANAGER FROM SAP

San Francisco -- Cloud accounting and financial technology provider FinancialForce.com has added social relationship management service Jobscience and fixed and remote asset tracking application provider AccountAbility Solutions Inc. as alliance partners. Staffing and professional services firms can now use the combination of FinancialForce.com and Jobscience to find qualified people to staff projects, capture time entered, and invoice customers for services delivered.

Separately, the company has hired former SAP senior solution advisor Eric Moreau in the newly created position of partner success manager. The role was created to help grow FinancialForce.com's partner ecosystem.

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