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EpicorEpicor has revamped its pricing structure for its resellers. The new plan was shown to VARs at this week's Insights conference in Nashville, Tenn. It involves bundled pricing, instead of what one VAR termed a confusing set of numbers.

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Brad Smith, IntuitIntuit's QuickBooks Online rolled to a new highs with 2,220,000 when the third quarter ended on April 30, an increase of 59 percent over 1,397,000 million a year earlier. By comparison, when it ended its year on March 31, rival Xero just topped 1 million.

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2017 Top 100 VARS CoverThe last year has been one of change—the cloud has moved from being something everyone talked about to something most resellers are doing something about. It is also a market facing rapid automation through related technologies such as artificial intelligence, bots and machine learning. As usual, this year’s Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs provides the names of dealers who are at the top of the mid-market in revenue. But they are a group that is rapidly changing how they operate.

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SysproSyspro plans to show a web version of Syspro 8 in the fourth quarter. The company will offer a dual interface so companies can choose to deploy a Web client or Windows client according to chief product officer Paulo de Matos. The product is designed for manufacturing and distribution users.

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Sean Thompson, SAPThe theme of "We Love the Channel" came through loud and clear at SAP's recent Partner Summit. It was announced both at keynotes and through interviews during that conference and its major event Sapphire, which was held the following days.

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