[email protected] BUYING CLA SAGE BIZ

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Bob Scott reporting in his weekly Insights column.

Reseller [email protected] has acquired the Peoria, Ill.-based Sage Practice of accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen. The deal involves clients of CLA’s Sage 100, HRMS and BusinessWorks applications. CLA has been a member of [email protected]’s Partner Alliance Program and the companies said the relationship is expanding with [email protected] providing technology services through CLA’s offices. The deal involves about 250 Sage customers. [email protected] co-founder Alex Solomon says the CLA deal shows how the alliance program is working. “There are 61 partners and the program is growing nicely,” Solomon says. Besides providing partners with resources through [email protected], the program gives the VAR a chance to explore possible acquisitions. The deal also adds to the growing HRMS Sage business for [email protected], which Solomon says has made his organization a leader in that segment among Sage VARs.