Bob Scott reporting in his weekly Insights column.
Crestwood Associates, a Mount Prospect, Ill.-based Dynamics and Acumatica reseller, has acquired Oak Park, Ill.-based Visions Business Solutions. VBS, which has 10 employees, carries Sage 500, Acumatica and Greentree ERP (a line I must admit to not having heard of). Crestwood was No. 47 on Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs for 2015 with $10.2 million in revenue and a staff of 48. John Gabrys and Joel McDonnell, owners of VBS, join Crestwood as directors. Gabrys, now director of sales, has been a partner at VBS/ERP Visions since August 1984 and a director since January 2002. His LinkedIn page also shows he was in sales with the former ePartners from 2000 through 2002. McDonnell joined VBS as a director in February 2014. Founded in 1998, Crestwood sells Dynamics GP/SL and Acumatica and Dynamics CRM. VBS was Greentree Partner of the Year for 2013, 2014 and 2105. The Greentree site shows VBS is the only reseller it has in North America and one of 26 in the world. It’s in English speaking countries with 10 in the United Kingdom and Ireland; nine in Australia and four in New Zealand. The VBS Intacct practice is being sold to another reseller.