McGladrey has agreed to handle the sales-and-use tax products from Vertex SMB. Steve Parish, the firm's principal and national sales tax automation leader, called McGladrey the first full-service firm to sign with Vertex. I can't say that there's been that much news about anyone signing with Vertex. In fact, it's somewhat unexpected given Vertex's lack of visibility in a market in which the news has been dominated by Avalara.
Now that's a headline that most wouldn't expect. In fact, I'm can't remember Open Systems putting out press releases often about new VAR signings although in the last two years it issued a number regarding ISVs deals. But the company has enlisted Complete Programmed Accounting of Indianapolis, Ind., so sell its Traverse financial line.
Syspro previewed its product road map this week at an analyst event in Chicago. The company told attendees at the 2014 JRocket Marketing Grape Escape that for Syspro 7 it plans deep vertical market advances to support emerging new compliance and process needs; extended functionality for warehousing, tracking and project management; enhanced global market support through additional currency capabilities and new collaboration tools.
Under the ownership now of Advent International, Unit4 has swept away its old executive structure with the hiring of four EVPs under CEO Jose Duarte. Unit4 reached outside the company for the four execs just hired and is also looking for a chief technology officer. Advent is a private equity group that purchased Unit4 and took it private earlier this year.