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AZ Technology Solutions Expands Into the Cloud With Intacct PartnershipMicrosoft and Intuit Partner Will Offer Intacct Cloud Financial Management Applications for Clients Seeking to Lower Costs and Reduce IT Infrastructure (December 15, 2011)
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/15/11 -- Intacct, a leading provider of cloud financial management and accounting software, today announced that AZ Technology Solutions has joined the Intacct Business Partner Program. AZ Technology Solutions is the technology services division of Anderson ZurMuehlen, the third largest accounting and business consulting firm in the mountain region of the United States. AZ Technology Solutions has built a successful practice around on-premises accounting software from Microsoft and Intuit, but lately, clients seeking to lower costs and eliminate IT infrastructure requirements have been asking for a cloud-based alternative. Adding Intacct's cloud financial management and accounting software to its portfolio allows AZ Technology Solutions to meet this demand, while expanding its market and accelerating business growth.
Intacct is the first and only cloud financial management and accounting system AZ Technology Solutions offers. The decision to add Intacct to its portfolio was based on the firm's belief that Intacct's financial applications are superior to those of competing cloud-based systems, and Intacct's strong multi-dimensional reporting and analysis capabilities are a perfect fit for the firm's clients. AZ Technology Solutions was also impressed by the level of talent and experience on the Intacct channel team. As the consulting arm of a top accounting firm, AZ Technology Solutions likes that Intacct is the preferred provider of financial applications for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
"Our mission is to provide services to our clients that will help them succeed -- today and in the future," said Don Laine, CPA and CEO for Anderson ZurMuehlen. "As a full-service accounting and business consulting firm, we only recommend solutions that provide solid internal controls, improve processes, help our clients track their financial data, and make it easy for them to analyze their critical business operations. Intacct fits that description perfectly and we view it as a critical component for our portfolio as we move forward and look to grow the technology services portion of our firm."
AZ Technology Solutions clients are looking for ways to modernize their financial systems, automate key aspects of their business and reduce the burden of IT that comes with traditional on-premises software. Intacct provides robust financial applications that help companies automate processes, reduce cycle times and speed their financial close. At the same time, Intacct's cloud computing platform eliminates the need for companies to support their own financial management software and hardware, while providing enterprise-class backup and disaster recovery -- enabling them to focus on their core business.
Kevin Cumley, President of Forepoint, Inc. (also based in Helena, Montana, and a long time reseller for traditional on-premises products like Sage, Deltek, and Intuit), is partnering with Anderson ZurMuehlen on this initiative and will manage business development for the technology services practice. "Cloud computing based systems are definitely the future for small to midsized businesses. This technology helps improve business performance by allowing companies to focus time and energy on their financial system, while dramatically reducing IT costs by eliminating the need to manage and support internal systems like servers, databases, disaster recovery, firewalls, etc.," said Kevin. "Intacct is the clear leader in cloud financial management and accounting software on the market today, and we are very excited to offer the system to our clients."
AZ Technology Solutions also has plans to leverage Intacct's rich, web-based tools and flexible cloud application development platform to build custom applications for clients. The firm sees this as an opportunity to move into new markets and provide added value to its clients.
"AZ Technology Solutions represents everything we look for in a business partner," said Taylor Macdonald, vice president of Channels for Intacct. "The firm has extensive industry experience and a clear understanding of how a cloud-based system can help their clients. Like Intacct, AZ Technology Solutions recognizes that the cloud is the future of financial management and accounting software. We look forward to a long and mutually successful business partnership."
About AZ Technology Solutions
AZ Technology Solutions is the technology services arm of Anderson ZurMuehlen & Co., P.C., a full-service accounting and business consulting firm offering audit and accounting, tax, litigation support, human resources, and technology consulting services to a broad spectrum of business and individual clients throughout the United States. AZ Technology Solutions, Inc. was formed in 1990 to serve the accounting technology needs of our clients. The firm provides sales and services for Intacct, Microsoft Dynamics SL (formerly Solomon), and Intuit QuickBooks, as well as custom development and reporting for other accounting and operational systems. For more information on AZ Technology Solutions and Anderson ZurMuehlen, please visit www.azworld.com.
Intacct is the cloud financial management company. Bringing cloud computing to finance and accounting, Intacct's award-winning applications are the preferred financial applications for AICPA business solutions. Intacct applications are used by thousands of organizations from startups to public companies and are designed to improve company performance and make finance more productive. Hundreds of leading CPA firms and Value Added Resellers offer Intacct to their clients. The Intacct system includes accounting, contract management, revenue management, project and fund accounting, inventory management, purchasing, vendor management, financial consolidation and financial reporting applications, all delivered over the Internet via cloud computing.
Intacct and the Intacct logo are trademarks of Intacct Corporation. All other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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