2011 VAR Stars sell and implement mid-market accounting and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Only 100 value-added resellers (VARs) are honored with the award each year.
Unlike other accounting software industry awards, revenue is not a factor in selecting the VAR Stars, and there is no ranking. Instead, it’s about recognizing firms that focus on quality. Factors taken into consideration included growth, industry leadership and innovation.
The list of VAR Stars includes companies ranging in size from very small to very large. Yet, the 1st and 100th members have equal standing. An effort was also made to selects resellers who represent a broad range of products.
“We are honored to be included among the 2011 VAR Stars,” shares Donavan Lane, CEO of ABC Computers. “I am especially pleased because this award recognizes leaders in our industry who focus on quality and innovation. It’s a testament of our team’s dedication to exceeding customers’ expectations and helping them achieve truly amazing goals.”
This year, VAR Star candidates were asked what they have done to respond to the economic conditions. Several common areas emerged from those VARs who commented. Few of these were surprising, but all are important. They include:
- Diversifying product lines.
- Holding onto talent.
- Maintaining or increasing marketing budgets.
- Performing mergers and acquisition.
Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community with his email newsletters for 12 years. And he has been covering this market through print publications for 20 years, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through June 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and continues to address that profession as executive editor of The Progressive Accountant.
About ABC Computers
Founded in 1984, ABC Computers is systems integrator and IT services firm that provides a unique blend of ERP software solutions and computer support to businesses – small and large. In an industry where novice technology providers pop-up and go out of business virtually overnight, ABC Computers has earned a reputation over the last 25 years for exceeding expectations and developing lasting relationships by first learning about a customer’s needs, and only then recommending a solution.
With 3 offices in Wisconsin, 1 in Indiana, and staff located throughout the upper Midwest, ABC offers accounting and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision), IT outsourcing and computer network services (support, design, implementation, back-up & disaster recovery, etc.).
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