The Information Technology Alliance has named Lissa Johnsen to the newly created position of VP. Johnsen will take over the majority of the responsibilities of the organization's executive director, Jo Ann Benzer, who is retiring in August after 19 years in her job. Johnsen, who was most recently ITA's treasurer, is Employer Solutions Practice Director at Net@Work.
Brittenford Systems has been named Advisor of the Year for the Concur Advisor program for 2015. The Washington, D.C.-area reseller won the honor in the first year of the award program. CEO Shereen Mahoney notes Brittenford has been a Concur Platinum Advisor since 2013.The company received the award for leading the program in number of units sold through the advisor channel. The program encompasses accountants and ERP Solution Providers.
Australia-based software vendor Reckon has acquired SmartVault, which markets document management applications. And the question of interest here is less about the intention of the former QuickBooks distributor down under for document management, but for online accounting packages in North America. Reckon has introduced another document product Virtual Cabinet (formerly Lindenhouse) in the United States, or at least it exhibited at some shows and an approach was made in July to our publications to discuss plans here.
SugarCRM has named 32 Elite Partners for 2016 with 10 of those having operations in the United States. The company says the group represents the top 10 percent of its resellers. Dealers from sixteen countries were selected and Sugar said the inclusion of Mexico, New Zealand, Brazil and Canada for the first time is "showing the significant market momentum SugarCRM is enjoying across the globe. " Three companies have operations in the United States and one other country.
Infor has implemented a CloudSuite specialization program for alliance partners. The program enables participants to receive credentials that reflect their knowledge of the web-based line. "This program is designed to help ensure that every customer is able to take advantage of the speed and flexibility of a modern cloud platform, with the added confidence of a trained partner to help guide the transition onto an Infor cloud solution," Lisa Pope, an Infor SVP who is global head of cloud sales and strategy, said in a prepared statement.