CPA firm Armanino has named Dave Burlington as consulting partner to lead the San Ramon, Calif.-based organization's cloud consulting practice. Burlington was group VP of applications and technology at Taleo from 2005 through 2010. He was more recently COO at Epocrates, a publicly funded mobile health software company, from 2010 through 2012. In the interim, he was an advisory board member at Spencer Stuart and Affinity Live.
AlfaPeople has expanded in Latin America via mergers with two companies. With the envelopment of Tridea in Brazil and ProTab in Chile this week, AlfaPeople says it has become the largest Dynamics reseller in the region. And the Copenhagen, Denmark-based VAR says it intends to become the largest Dynamics CRM organization in the world and to gain a "leading position in Dynamics AX," focusing on retail, advanced distribution and manufacturing.
NetSuite has signed Big Four accounting firm Deloitte to its channel program as the cloud company expands services to the upper end of the market. Specifically, the alliance is aimed at companies that utilize a two-tier ERP approach in which corporations run an enterprise-level financial application at headquarters and NetSuite in divisions or other units. The parties expect to introduce an offering for automating adherence to revenue recognition rules via a cloud solution that can integrate with existing ERP systems and they also expect to incorporate an omni-channel offering.
Dynamics reseller Edgewater Technology is on the lookout for companies to acquire, CEO Shirley Singleton said this week. "We are going to pursue opportunistic acquisitions that add either critical mass to our specialty areas or add a new complementary revenue stream or streams," she said during the earnings webcast for the year ended December 31. Net income for the fourth quarter and full year received a substantial boost from $30.4 million tax benefit "in connection with the reversal of a majority of the Company's valuation allowance against the carrying value of its gross deferred tax assets" (say that three times quickly).