Bob Scott reporting in his weekly Insights column.
[email protected] has purchased St. Louis, Mo.-based Axis Integrated Solutions, a Sage 300 and SageCRM reseller. Axis CEO and founder Kelly Hummel has been named Sage 300 practice director for New York-based [email protected] With the addition of the Axis sites, [email protected] has 16 locations. Axis, founded in 2005, sold both Sage 100 and 300 and Intacct financial products. Intacct will be dropped from the line up. [email protected] handles Sage 100/300/500 and X3 and NetSuite. It also handles Dynamics CRM, Infor CRM and Salesforce. The deal grew out of the two-year-old [email protected] Partner Alliance Program via which resellers are able to affiliate with [email protected] to test whether a VAR wants to carry the relationship to an outright sale. [email protected] was No. 11 on Bob Scott’s Insights Top 100 VARs for 2015 with $38.5 million revenue and was the highest ranking reseller marketing Sage accounting software packages. It had been a while since [email protected] made acquisitions—in fact, slightly more than a year ago when it purchased Virginia-based Software Solutions. The end of its status as a Sage loyalist was more recent—February.