SOURCE: Intacct


March 07, 2011 10:30 ET

Aktion Associates Joins Intacct Business Partner Program

Leading Sage, Microsoft, Infor and Deltek Partner With Nearly 4,000 Clients Adds Intacct as Its First Cloud-Based Financial Software

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Intacct, a leader in cloud financial management and accounting software, today announced that Aktion Associates, a provider of hardware, software and networking solutions to businesses across the United States, has joined the Intacct Business Partner Program. Aktion has been an on-premise ERP VAR for many years, but company executives see the accounting and financial management software landscape shifting, with cloud solutions eventually overtaking on-premises software in terms of market share. By partnering with Intacct, Aktion is positioning itself at the forefront of this transition, while expanding its portfolio to include the top cloud financial applications.

Based in Ohio, Aktion is one of the largest and most respected IT consulting firms in the Midwest. Established in 1979, Aktion provides a wide range of products and services to more than 3,800 clients in a variety of industries, including professional services, nonprofit, architecture, construction, engineering and wholesale distribution. Aktion believes the cloud will continue to penetrate the accounting and financial management software category, and it is Aktion's goal to participate in this highly publicized growth market. While Aktion has not represented a cloud-based solution in the past, the company is eager to do so as it anticipates cloud computing will be well received by the midmarket, which is Aktion's focus. 

Aktion selected Intacct as its first cloud financial system after a comprehensive review of all competing solutions on the market. Intacct stood out for its intuitive user interface, robust functionality and low total cost of ownership. Aktion executives were also impressed by the ease with which the Intacct applications can be individualized to the specific needs of the customer in their target industries.

"Aktion consultants are organized by business unit, with each group focused on a particular vertical market," said Paul Bachran, vice president for Aktion. "This staffing arrangement enables us to provide clients with consultants who have significant expertise in their industries. It also empowers our consultants to build solutions that are unique to each client. More than any system we encountered, Intacct enables rapid application development to meet the specific business needs of clients in any industry." 

The Intacct Business Partner Program enables companies like Aktion Associates to gain new recurring revenue streams, while delivering improved services and enhanced product offerings to clients. As part of the program, Intacct provides extensive training, marketing and sales support, as well as assistance developing new applications and new vertical solutions.

"In addition to our excitement about the product, we were very impressed by the leadership of the Intacct channel program," said Bachran. "The Intacct team is filled with proven and effective channel champions, making our decision to partner with Intacct an easy one. In general, the partnership supports our growth strategy, reinforces our confidence in the market, and enables us to offer clients Intacct's best-of-breed cloud financial applications." 

"Aktion is an ideal partner for Intacct," said Taylor Macdonald, vice president of Channels for Intacct. "Our companies share a common vision that cloud computing is the future of the accounting profession. Together, Intacct and Aktion will encourage clients to set aside outdated technology in favor of flexible and affordable systems. We look forward to supporting Aktion and its clients for many years to come." 

About Aktion
Aktion Associates is a leading IT firm that delivers hardware, software and networking solutions, in addition to industry-specific consulting services. In business since 1979, we partner with the world's leading technology innovators to deliver IT solutions to nearly 4000 companies of all sizes. The Aktion team is comprised of nearly 100 professionals including industry consultants, network engineers and software engineers. Aktion Associates is headquartered in Maumee, OH and serves its customers from five satellite offices located in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Visit to see the complete Aktion story.

About Intacct
Intacct is a market and technology leader in web-based financial management and accounting applications for businesses and CPA firms. 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 businesses from startups to public companies and are designed to improve company performance and make finance more productive. The Intacct system includes accounting, contract management, revenue recognition, inventory, purchasing, vendor management, financial consolidation and financial reporting applications, all delivered over the Internet via cloud computing.

Intacct is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit or call 877-437-7765.

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