Columbus has raised its predicted earnings and revenue for the year ended December 31. The Denmark-based reseller and ISV raised earnings estimate by 11.7 percent to about $15.7 million and revenue expectation by 9 percent to $168.4 million for the recently ended year. "We experienced a great final sprint in 2015 with a high activity level in several of our operational units, especially in the U.S., U.K. and Denmark, where the utilization of resources in the service business was very high," CEO Thomas Honoré said in a prepared statement.
Acumatica believes its channel is about the right size. "I am happy with the partners we have," CEO Jon Roskill said at this week's Acumatica Partner Summit. That means the company is unlikely to repeat the enlistment of 60 new resellers in 2015. Roskill said the company has more than 300 resellers worldwide with about 240 in North America. Of last year's class, 42 were added in this continent.
I suspect that having it announced nationally that the Microsoft tablets are not working on the Patriot's sideline in last Sunday's playoff game is not the publicity the company was seeking. I can see the messages: "Your computer should work all the way through, not just on the surface. Get an iPad!" Or "Don't Just Scratch the Surface of Computing Power": From the Bob Scott Fake Ad department.
Dynamics revenue for the second quarter ended December 31 rose by 3 percent over the prior year, Microsoft said in its earnings report this week. The company, which does not breakout revenue numbers for the software line, said that was primarily because of the year-over-year doubling of the sale of seats for Dynamics CRM Online The totals were depressed by about 8 percent by the impact of currency changes.
NetSuite ended the year on December 31 with most important metrics changed in double digits. That includes its GAAP and non-GAAP losses, revenue, expenses and the average size of the company's SuiteCommerce deals. "We saw the average selling price actually double," CEO Zach Nelson said during this week's earnings webcast. The company also saw a record number of OneWorld deals.