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).
AccountMate has become the latest accounting software vendor to integrate with Avalara's cloud product. The integration means AccountMate customers can use the AvaTax sales tax application from within AccountMate to calculate final sales tax amounts on invoices. The press release about the deal quotes Pascal Van Dooren as chief revenue officer. Although he has been previously quoted while in this position, Avalara did not issue a press release announcing the change.
Intuit has introduced subscription for QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, its sort of low-end midmarket accounting package. The pricing was introduced on October 6 for what the company called "three feature-filled subscriptions." As with virtually everything surrounding the accounting side of Intuit these days, the change was introduced without an accompanying press release.
A debate about whether Sage 500 was ever slated to be put down keeps circulating through the reseller community. The prevailing wisdom is Sage waffled on questions about the product's viability and has been trying to put the cat back in the bag for the last two years. The official version came on a LinkedIn discussion group from product manager Tammo Stubbe who wrote "... the truth is that Sage has absolutely no plans to retire Sage 500 ERP in 2017".