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RECKON SALES UP, NET DOWN

RECKON SALES UP, NET DOWN

Australia-based Reckon—battling in the low-cost software market in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom—reported a 33.9-percent drop in earnings on a 6.4-percent rise in revenue for the half ended...

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Mark Meller, SilverSun TechnologiesSWK Technologies had a lackluster first quarter for 2016. But for the second quarter ended June 30, the Livingston, N.J.-based reseller reversed the drop in product revenue from the March quarter and significantly boosted operating and net income. The numbers were reported this week by SilverSun Technologies, the public company whose only operation is SWK.

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Created on Friday, 19 August 2016 13:27
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Beth Cattunar, MacolaExact advertised for a marketing director in this country less than two months ago. The ad emphasized positioning the Exact Macola brand. But the person the company hired, Beth Cattunar, this week verified my observation last week that the Netherlands-based software company had removed the word "Exact" from the URLs of its three American manufacturing software. operations. 

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Created on Friday, 19 August 2016 06:14
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Rod Drury, XeroXero's online accounting software is being used by bigger companies than expected. "We are seeing business far larger than we ever intended using Xero," CEO Rod Drury said in his keynote at this week's Xerocon in San Francisco. "We think slightly larger small businesses are coming into this platform." Coupled with an answer from Amy Vetter, the company's head of accounting, there is a question to be asked about Xero's technology direction.

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Created on Thursday, 18 August 2016 21:28
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Linda Rose, RoseASPRoseASP is seeking opinions from the Microsoft channel about Dynamics 365, essentially Dynamics NAV online. CEO Linda Rose says the effort, via an online survey, is designed to provide "the questions no one else is asking but yet everyone is thinking about." Previewed during July and expected to be available in the fall, Dynamics 365 is Microsoft's most ambitious effort in the cloud yet.

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Created on Thursday, 18 August 2016 11:21
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Walt Goodfield, RKL eSolutionsThe most widely expressed reseller opinion solicited about the floor traffic at Sage Summit has been it was the best attended conference held by the software vendor. There were, however, some qualms about the quality of attendance in this very quick email survey. Nevertheless, some reseller exhibitors and VARs without booths were enthusiastic about the event.

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