The 2015 President's Club for Microsoft Dynamics looks smaller in two ways. First, the decision that businesses could not be selected for both this honor and the Inner Circle decreased numbers. This year, there are 110 and the 2014 list seems to have 190 names from a rough count. Second, in the reseller arena, the P.C. firms are generally smaller than the I.C. resellers. Now, both groups include more than just VARs—for example, Fujitsu. But for the more "pure VARs"—increasingly hard to define, size is the best divider.
The NetSuite formula has been rising losses and surging revenue and that held true for the second quarter ended June 30. Its loss hit $32.3 million for the most recently ended period, compared to $23.2 million a year earlier. At the same time, the cloud company turned in its twelfth straight quarter with revenue growth of more than 30 percent.
Some followers might note my May 8 tweet that "The most word chewing heard at NetSuite was about CEO Nelson's crack about when COO Jim McGeever starts running the company". I got doubting looks when I suggested Nelson's statement at SuiteWorld wasn't a joke. However, this week McGeever took the President's job that had been held by Nelson. He also took a seat on the cloud company's board of directors.
The movement of reselling firms to cloud products advanced a step in the last few weeks. Last month, BKD Technologies signed to sell Intacct. This week, Wipfli said it is adding NetSuite to its roster of financial applications. It's particularly notable as BKD was recently named to the Dynamics Inner Circle and Wipfli to that vendor's President's Club. Wipfli was No. 13 on Bob Scott's Top 100 VARs for 2015 with $37 million in revenue. It carries Dynamics AX/GP and Abila MIP.