SOURCE: Intacct


December 08, 2011 10:30 ET

Altara Joins Intacct Business Partner Program

Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Adds Intacct to Portfolio to Meet Client Demands for a True Cloud Financial Management System

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 8, 2011) - Intacct, a leading provider of cloud financial management and accounting software, today welcomed Altara, one of the largest and most experienced ERP consulting firms in the western United States, to its Business Partner Program. Altara has been implementing financial, accounting and business management software from Microsoft since 1991 -- achieving Microsoft Gold Certified status in the area of Enterprise Resource Planning. The Sacramento-based firm, with a national consulting practice, consistently ranks in the top one percent worldwide for all Microsoft Business Solution partners. Altara partnered with Intacct to support growing demand from clients for a true cloud computing-based financial management, accounting and Services Resource Planning system.

Altara specializes in serving project-based businesses, as well as companies in the manufacturing and distribution verticals. Altara has earned a number of awards for its work with clients and partners, including Outstanding Partner North America, Global Partnering Excellence Award, Chairman's Club and President's Club honors from Microsoft, and a Technology Pacesetter award from the editors of Accounting Today magazine.

Altara selected Intacct after carefully reviewing all other cloud financial systems on the market. Intacct stood out for its best-of-breed cloud financial platform and its deep project accounting and Services Resource Planning capabilities. The firm plans to initially focus its Intacct practice at project-based businesses, healthcare organizations, and banking/insurance companies. Intacct is the first and only cloud financial system in Altara's product portfolio.

"We've been helping clients choose, implement, and use the best software for their businesses for a long time, and it has become very clear of late that successful companies are increasingly interested in using a cloud-based financial system," said Greg Kaeser, president and CEO for Altara. "After looking at the cloud options on the market, we thought Intacct was the best fit for our target industries. We feel that adding Intacct to our portfolio gives our clients the power to choose the system that best fits their needs."

Intacct's project accounting and Services Resource Planning capabilities will help Altara's clients that are project and services-based businesses to optimize operations and gain real-time visibility throughout the entire project life-cycle. With Intacct, these companies can more easily monitor the financial progress of their projects, maximize utilization, better manage their cash flow, provide better customer service and avoid the leakage of billable project time and expenses.

"Unlike some of the other cloud-based options we evaluated, Intacct has unmatched depth and breadth when it comes to the core financial applications," added Kaeser. "We like that Intacct is focused exclusively on financials and has built a robust ecosystem of tightly integrated partner solutions to offer customers best of breed choices for their other business applications. The Intacct team has impressive experience across a broad range of financial systems -- from QuickBooks, Microsoft, and Sage to Oracle and PeopleSoft -- providing a strong foundation for continuous improvement to the Intacct system. We see cloud financials continuing to gain momentum in the market, and we expect to be one of Intacct's go-to partners."

"Altara is a great addition to the Intacct Business Partner Program," said Taylor Macdonald, vice president of Channels for Intacct. "Our offerings are ideally suited for the project-based companies that are Altara's bread and butter. Greg and his team have extensive background in ERP and financial software, which will be a huge benefit to our mutual clients. I look forward to working closely with Altara for many years to come."

About Altara
Established in 1991, Altara is a team of dedicated professionals who have extensive experience with ERP solutions. We provide a consultative approach to understanding business needs, and recommending a solution to help companies streamline their business processes, improve efficiencies, and increase their bottom line. Altara partners with exceptional technical consultants both locally and across the country to provide clients with our combined strengths and resources. It allows us to share best practices, knowledge and experience while leveraging resources. Local offices mean that clients get the advantage of size while dealing with professionals who are in their region and are readily available. For more information, please visit

About Intacct
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, 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. Connect with Intacct on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

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