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This was somewhat the year of the cloud when it comes to the 2014 VAR Stars. A majority of them carry cloud products, a bare majority. But for those selected for the latest class of 100 resellers that handle mid-market financial software products, it was a year in which good performance was the clear story. But the cloud is gaining momentum and VARs that are doing well increasing do so by adding their own software products based on mainline ERP packages. And many made the list by doing the things that work well--executing good business practices. So without further fanfare, you can see this year's VAR Stars by following the link and downloading the special report.
Thursday, 04 December 2014
No one needs to remind the channel that the last few years have been challenging. But the market started to improve last year, and while all of 2012 was not great for members of Bob Scott's Top 100 VARs, the trend was generally favorable. There were other trends in 2012 that are continuing to change the market. One was the adoption of cloud technology and the number of Top 100 resellers selling SaaS products was up this year. But let's not give away all the story. To read the rest and see the rankings, follow this link: Top 100 VARS - The 2013 Class
Friday, 26 April 2013
No, not everyone had a great year. And despite the fact that many resellers are reporting an uptick that did not apply to final 2012 results many of which were lower than 2011. What I am talking about when I say the Top 100 VARs got bigger is the cutoff point for making the list grew. It appears that making the list will require about $3.8 million in revenue.
Thursday, 11 April 2013
The selection of mid-market accounting software resellers for Bob Scott’s 2012 VAR Stars rests on one basic principal: quality, not revenue, as the deciding factor in picking the 100 businesses that are selected for this honor. VARs from very small shops to the largest participants in the business have been selected in past years’ and in this year’s rendition. Download the 2012 Bob Scott’s Insight VAR Stars here…
Friday, 07 December 2012
For resellers, 2011 was not quite the “Year of the Cloud” but from the trends and the talk of the channel, we are not far away. In the 2011 listing of the Top 100 VARs, there were 11 that carried Internet-based financial applications; this year there were 33 and it seems likely more will be coming in next year’s list. Go here to download the 2012 Bob Scott's Top 100 VARS Sponsored by:
Tuesday, 01 May 2012
Mid-Market Resellers Face Market with Ups and Downs The selection of mid-market accounting software resellers for Bob Scott’s 2011 VAR Stars rests on one basic principal: quality, not revenue, as the deciding factor in picking the 100 businesses that are selected for this honor. VARs from one-person shops to the largest participants in the business have been selected in past years’ and in this year’s rendition. Growth, leadership in the industry and development and acceptance of important software products by the resellers are all factors in the selection. Go here to download the Bob Scott's Insights 2011 VAR Stars
Friday, 02 December 2011