BSI Special Reports
For resellers, the issue now is meeting user needs and making money, not worrying about whether software is in the cloud. Certainly, there are many thousands of on-premise mid-market accounting systems in use and a decent number are being sold. But the action is in the cloud and it is a matter of features, which is what users really care about. The issue is which product is better at handling nonprofits, which is good for businesses with inventory, which best suits professional services and which delve into highly specialized markets. In the fact, the thought did not even occur this year to count how many of the Top 100 2019 VARs carry cloud products. It was just assumed they all do. That is why this year’s theme is “The Cloud Rules” If you are not in the cloud game, you are not really in the game.
News and Analysis
Alithya reported a sharp increase in its loss and revenue as it issued its first annual report including the results of the former Edgewater Technology. CEO Paul Raymond said the United States results—the Fullscope reselling business and the Ranzal Oracle business—had exceeded expectations.
Syspro is launching Connected Services, which include integration to intelligent devices, such as IoT, artificial intelligence and bots. The manufacturing software company said this week the new services will offer a consolidated view of businesses and operational aspects, along with information interchange with external devices such as tablets and scanners.