With accounting software suppliers buying up each other like they're going out of style, it's getting a lot harder to pick one that's going to be in the game for the long run - which is an important consideration for anyone who wants to buy a new system.
In this series of briefings, David Carter discusses recent changes in the software industry and how they are likely to affect users. Does consolidation mean inevitable doom? And where does the key expertise lie within a software company? Find out more from the following articles:
1. The consolidators - who are the main players?
While Sage has long pursued a strategy of acquire to grow, private equity houses are now calling the shots at Infor, IRIS and COA. Private equity houses are attracted by large user communities and guar...