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AVALARA RAISES $96 MILLION

AVALARA RAISES $96 MILLION

Sales tax vendor Avalara has raised $96 million in new capital. Fifty million of that will be used to fund growth and acquisitions while the remainder was used to repurchase...

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Matt Blevin, governor of KentuckyI have invented a new kind of computing for those who aren't particularly adept at technology. It's called "Clod-based Computing". .. One of the things I have always wanted to do is place "No Exit" signs on all the exits from a roundabout. I would then wait and take bets on the maximum number of revolutions for drivers too timid to disobey the signs. ... Tonight, I believe, is the Harvest Moon. I think our society needs to update such outdated concepts as that and the Hunter's Moon.

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Created on Friday, 16 September 2016 18:56
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Blair Crump, SageSage is expected to release Sage 100c and Sage 100 2017 next week. There's a channel webinar scheduled for September 21, with the product availability cheduled for three days later. It's hard to know what to expect as Sage's PR team seems to have gone into witness protection. There have been no press releases from the North American operation since July 28. There were 12 published on the website from July 24 through July 28.

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Created on Friday, 16 September 2016 18:25
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xeroXero expects to introduce a global Partner Program in November, along with Xero HQ, which the web-based software company calls an open practice platform. This accompanies the introduction of a new certification process. Members will also have the ability to earn points by adding clients, which will give them the opportunity to grow more quickly, the company says.

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Created on Friday, 16 September 2016 17:02
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Joe Carroll, DynamicsProAt least 150 individuals have received the Dynamics Credentialed Professional designation in the first year the program has been offered. The Association of Dynamics Professionals (DynamicsPro) said the certifications for Dynamics GP and NAV had been achieved by those taking qualification examinations since the program began in September 2015.

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Created on Thursday, 15 September 2016 18:13
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Robert Wittig, SociusSocius, a Dynamics and Sage reseller, has expanded its CRM practice in the Columbus, Ohio, and Atlanta, Ga., regions. The Dublin, Ohio,-based firm says it is expanding its CRM practice in key markets such as field service, healthcare, and manufacturing. Among the personnel added were Robert Wittig, principal consultant for Dynamics CRM in the Cleveland/Akron, Ohio, office. 

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