NetSuite has added three resellers to its channel, the company said this week. The most interesting of the three is Alternative Technology Solutions, which has been sued by Epicor. ATS, based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., has offices in Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Indianapolis and Mexico. It serves manufacturers and distributors. The others are Elegant Cloud Solutions and Maximum Computer Systems.
Intuit has improved reporting for QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions with its Advanced Reporting Tool. The new capabilities are part of QBES 15, already available to ProAdvisors, and which will be in the hands of small businesses next week. QuickBooks had more than 100 default reports. “But they are kind of painful for Enterprise customers,” says senior product manager Catherine Fisse. Advanced Reporting is available for free for users with active service plans for Release 6 or later.
York, Pa.-based Stambaugh Ness Business Solutions has acquired Acuity Business Solutions of Reston, Va. Acuity will become a division of SNBS. Both firms are Deltek resellers. Acuity founder June Jewell will remain as a strategic advisor. The combined firm has staff in nine states and assumes Acuity’s position as a Deltek Premier Partner. When it was selected as a VAR Star for 2013, Acuity reported $4.1 million in annual revenue and a staff of 12. It had 13 as a part of the purchase and the combined operation with Acuity as a division employs 24.
Nonprofit vendor Abila has named Randy Potts as SVP of sales. Immediately before joining the Austin, Texas-based software publisher, Potts served as SVP of sales at LogicMonitor from December 2012 through July 2014. He was chief sales officer for Spredfast from August 2011 through September 2012 and VP of sales at Convio from September 2003 through June 2011. Convio was acquired by nonprofit software publisher Blackbaud in 2012. In the last few months, Abila lost VP of sales Chris Wicker, who held that job from August 2013 through May 2014. He became chief revenue officer at TalentGuard in June.