Bob Scott’s Insights Names I.B.I.S., Inc. to the 2015 VAR Stars

Progressive Media Group's Bob Scott's Insights ( has selected I.B.I.S., Inc., a Sonata Software Company, as a winner of its 2015 VAR Stars award. One hundred resellers are selected each year for this honor.

The selection of mid-market accounting software resellers for Bob Scott's VAR Stars rest 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.

A variety of criteria go into the definition of quality including awards resellers have received from vendors, such as the Microsoft Dynamics President's Club and Inner Circle, and the President's Circle, Million Dollar Club and Chairman's Club of Sage North America. Growth, leadership in the industry and development and acceptance of important software products by the resellers are all factors in the selection. There is also an effort to represent as many software publishers as possible.

I.B.I.S. President, Andy Vabulas, says Microsoft outlined a clear vision of the Microsoft Dynamics® AX market that is now unfolding. "We have been working toward this for about five years," he says. "We listened to Microsoft way back when they talked about the future partners they wanted. We tried to do what they asked partners to do." That means not only do resellers need to have the intellectual property, they need to fit their businesses into a broader business framework. "You can't just be another wholesaler. You have to be a specialist," says Vabulas. He continues, "We are certainly honored to be included in this leading group of technology partners as a 2015 VAR Star."

Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community with his email newsletters for 16 years. And he has been covering this market through print publications for 24 years, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and continues to address that as Executive Editor of The Progressive Accountant.

About Progressive Media Group, Inc.
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About I.B.I.S., Inc.
Founded in 1989, I.B.I.S., Inc. a Sonata Software Company, provides business solutions which enable companies with complex supply chain requirements to maximize their business success. Through a Strategic Developer Partner relationship with Microsoft, the company provides world-class solutions for enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence (BI), and application development. I.B.I.S., Inc. specialties include Microsoft Dynamics® AX and CRM solutions focused on the supply chain needs of distribution, manufacturing, and retail industries.

I.B.I.S., Inc. is a two-time winner of Microsoft Dynamics® Outstanding Partner of the United States Award, a Worldwide Finalist for the Microsoft Dynamics® AX Partner of the Year, Microsoft Dynamics® 2015 Distribution Partner of the Year in the United States, a Microsoft Partner with Four Gold Competencies (ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence, Application Development), and a ten-time Microsoft Dynamics® Inner Circle Partner. In addition, I.B.I.S., Inc. is among the very select few companies that are Microsoft Dynamics® Global Independent Software Vendors for Dynamics AX and CRM.


I.B.I.S., Inc., a Sonata Software Company