Rand Group hits Top 20 in Accounting Today’s annual VAR Ranking
The report, released every July, moves the Houston-based company up six places from its spot last year with a 31.8% increase in revenue, and recognizes the company as the top Value Added Reseller (VAR) in the State of Texas.
“This past year was extremely successful for us,” said Rand Group President and CEO Ron Rand. “As a company, we expanded our services with the opening of a new office in North Houston, bringing our total complement of offices to four, and we’ve deepened our commitment to our services in Dallas.”
A member of the American Institute of CPAs, in 2003 Rand could see software business technology was on a steep upward climb. With that in mind, he started Rand Group with the express purpose of helping clients use technology for business success. Specialists in Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM, Rand Group has since become one of the largest resellers in the South Central United States, making the Top100 VAR list every year since 2004.
The Accounting Today article revealed that the advent of cloud technology tempts business clients into thinking implementation today can be a DIY project.
Rand said if anything, the cloud has only increased the need for businesses to put in place insightful comprehensive IT systems, which is why IT strategy – along with business analytics and automated marketing strategies – have become cornerstones of the Rand Group approach.
“You can make a significant investment in technology, but unless you consider how IT meets your overall business objective all you’ve done is increase your costs,” Rand said.
Rand expects the coming year will see continued growth, with an emphasis on hiring new employees.
“One of the key reasons for our success has been our depth of industry experience. Our people have come from finance roles in the manufacturing, distribution, construction, and upstream oil and gas so they know how each of these complex industries can use technology to give them the edge they’re looking for,” he said.
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