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SOCIUS, SBS, NOW VELOSIO

SOCIUS, SBS, NOW VELOSIO

Two Microsoft Dynamics Master VARs, the SBS Group and Socius, are merging. Given their figures for Bob Scott's Insights VAR Stars, the new reseller, Velosio, starts life with $89 million...

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Alex Chriss, IntuitEverybody has a digital assistant these days and Intuit has joined the parade with QuickBooks Assistant. Intuit says the tool utilizes chat to help users is available already for QB Self-Employed for iOS and Android.

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Created on Friday, 17 November 2017 12:12
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Rod Drury, XeroXero founder Rod Drury is preparing to sell 3 million shares at $31.50 (New Zealand). At current exchange rates, the deal is worth about $65 million. Xero announced the pending deal on the New Zealand Stock Exchange as a "likely successful purchase by institutional and professional investors".

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Created on Friday, 17 November 2017 11:47
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Juliet Aurora, AIS SolutionsIntuit has named Burlington, Ont.-based AIS Solutions as the 2017 Global Firm of the Future. The selection was announced at the vendor's QuickBooks Connect conference underway this week.

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Created on Friday, 17 November 2017 11:23
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sageThe headline probably seems like a dumb question, given all the rebranding Sage has done. However, it only refers to the company's strategic products, Live, Intacct and X-3.

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Lighter CapitalLighter Capital, which provides funding to startup tech companies, has created the Lighter Capital Intuit Developer Fund. The announcement at QuickBooks Connect this week says the fund allocates $15 million of Lighter's credit facility to those develop applications for QuickBooks.

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SOCIUS, SBS, NOW VELOSIO

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Two Microsoft Dynamics Master VARs, the SBS Group and Socius, are merging. Given their figures for Bob Scott's Insights VAR Stars, the new reseller, Velosio, starts life with $89 million...

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