Acumatica has signed Navigant Solutions to sell Acumatica products in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan. The announcement was made by Laurent Dedenis, president of Acumatica's international operations, a new effort as Dedenis moved into his position in April. On its website Navigant also bills itself as the Middle East's No. 1 NetSuite reseller. Founded in 2008, Navigant has offices in San Francisco, Calif., and Dubai, UAE.
Intuit promises a "big reveal" at its show next week. As outlined by execs at September's Investor's Day, it may involve QuickBooks Online as a small business application hub. During the presentation, CEO Brad Smith said the average small business has 18 applications and wants to ensure that "all of these apps that a small business uses [will] flow in and out of QuickBooks" SVP Dan Wernikoff outlined how it might work: "It needs to be very simple. It needs to be integrated across many, many applications. It needs to be a single cloud.
Infor says it has significantly increased investment in Infor CRM (the former Saleslogix). The changes were described as including "increased scalability; market-leading user experience; and industry-specific functionality", helping to provide "strong sales and service capabilities." Once owned by Sage, the product was sold, along with Act, to Swiftpage early in 2103. Then this year, Infor purchased Saleslogix from Swiftpage, which said it wanted to concentrate on Act, leaving some of us to believe that was the plan all along.
UXC became a force in the North American reselling channel by buying Tectura in December. In a presentation this month at the Merrill Lynch Emerging Stars Conference, the company says it will make more acquisitions after running the business here for six to 12 months. That's sort of, well, now. The company, which folded Tectura into UXC Eclipse, says the integration went well and is complete. UXC has strong expectations for the Dynamics market, which it said is performing according to plan, and expects to increase the company to more than roughly $88 million ($100 million in Australian dollars).