Bob Scott’s VAR Stars 2020 Announced

Express Information Systems has been selected as a member of Bob Scott’s VAR Stars for 2020, a group of 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software.

The selection of mid-market accounting software resellers for Bob Scott’s VAR Stars rests on one basic principle: 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.

“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,” Bob Scott said. “The VAR Stars for 2020 faced the pandemic and many not only survived, but they also prospered”.

A variety of criteria go into the definition of quality including awards resellers have received from vendors, such as the Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle and the Sage Intacct President’s Circle, leadership in the industry, innovation, and growth are all factors in the selection. It is important to note that there is no ranking within these 100 firms. But, there is also an effort to represent as many software publishers as possible.

“The pandemic created challenges for our customer base as the demand to move to the cloud for greater efficiencies was generated almost overnight”, said Iris Schimke, President/CEO of Express information Systems. “Many were still utilizing on-premise servers and did not have any work-from-home capabilities. The greatest example of this was the limited ability to print accounting documentation from home including payments and payroll. Express tackled this challenge head-on by moving many clients to Azure, as well as utilizing Sage Intacct and Dynamics 365 which are both cloud-based financial solutions”.

About Bob Scott

Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community via his email newsletters for 21 years. He has published this information via the ERP Global Insights (formerly Bob Scott’s Insights)  newsletter and website since 2009. He has covered this market for more than 29 years through print and electronic publications, 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 has continued to address that market as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant since 2009.

About PMG360, Inc.

Bob Scott’s Insights are published by PMG360. PMG360 ( is a leading online media company that provides business-to-business (B2B) marketers and media planners unparalleled access to a highly qualified and engaged audience through their portfolio of lead generation programs, industry-specific Web sites, email newsletters, Web seminars, live events, podcasts, content/reviews, custom publishing and direct marketing databases focusing on the nonprofit, healthcare and accounting professionals.

About Express Information Systems

Express Information Systems is a premier technology solutions provider focused on finance and accounting — through automation, integration, and development, our digital transformation strategies help the companies we serve to focus more on their growing and managing their core business. As a result, they have a 96 percent customer retention rate—a feat as important as their successful employee retention and tenure. This has helped them serve more than 500 customers, delivering customized software solutions for over 30 years.

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