Progressive Accountant Includes ISM in Bob Scott’s Insights VAR Stars 2016


ISM ranks among the top 100 organizations selling and implementing Enterprise Resource Planning and accounting software. For the sixth time, ISM rates a Bob Scott’s Insights VAR Star. It received the honor for supporting mid-market businesses in their adoption and use of Acumatica and Sage ERP products.

Selection of VAR Stars 2016 depended on factors such as quality, partnerships, growth, industry leadership and recognition, and innovation. Value added reseller revenue did not figure into the consideration. Thus the firms chosen range in size and represent many software publishers.

“Each year, 100 VAR Stars are picked from the best organizations that market financial software. It is always an honor to recognize those who contribute to the development of our business,” said Bob Scott, executive editor of the report and Progressive Accountant.

“The selection represents recognition of leaders in this important field,” he added.

Download the special annual VAR Stars 2016 feature at



About ISM

ISM began with the vision: “Simple answers to difficult questions.” ISM’s diverse professional staff is uniquely qualified to support all major areas of business technology. This includes Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Accounting and Operations (ERP), and Human Resource Management and Payroll (HRMS). Specifically, ISM implements the most widely used business and accounting software applications on the market including Sage 100 ERP, Sage ERP X3, Sage CRM, Acumatica and more.

In addition, at ISM we don’t just install software, get you trained and ride off into the sunset. We’re your partner in success. We understand the entire breadth of your business and tailor solutions to integrate your front- and back-office systems, turning your company into a well-oiled machine. We’re also in for the long haul, working hard to make the most of your investment with ongoing training and web seminars, user group meetings, on-site visits, and news to help you get more from your business software.

About Bob Scott

Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community via email newsletters for 17 years. He has published the “Bob Scott’s Insights” newsletter and website since 2009. But he has covered this market for more than 25 years through print and electronic publications, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, then as the editor of Accounting Technology. He covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time. He has continued to address that market as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant.

About Progressive Media Group, Inc.

Progressive Media Group is a leading online media company that provides business-to-business marketers and media planners unparalleled access to highly qualified and engaged audiences. The company’s portfolio includes Progressive Accountant, lead generation programs, industry-specific Web sites, email newsletters, Web seminars, live events, podcasts, content/reviews, custom publishing and direct marketing databases focusing on nonprofit, health care and accounting professionals.