A YEAR OF TAKING SAAS SERIOUSLY
No one would confuse 2010 with the year that SaaS-based applications became the norm for the use and purchase of mid-market accounting software. But the year did represent the first year that quality resellers started hopping onto the cloud. NetSuite, Intacct, SAP and Acumatica all made their mark in signing up resellers. My vote is that SAP and Acumatica did the best in attracting high-quality VARs and SAP is starting to look the most impressive.
Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community with his email newsletters for 10 years. And he has been covering this market through print publications for 18 years, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and continues to address that as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant.