Eide Bailly, TrueCloud Joining to Create One of the Largest NetSuite Practices in the World

Two of the major players in NetSuite consulting, sales, and implementations are coming together to offer businesses flexible, comprehensive technology solutions that will grow with their evolving needs.

Award-winning NetSuite Solutions Provider TrueCloud of Tempe, Ariz., will become part of accounting and business advisory firm Eide Bailly on May 1. Once combined, Eide Bailly will be one of the world’s largest providers of NetSuite, the leading cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

“Our goal as a firm is to continue to expand our services and resources to help our clients succeed and reach their goals,” said Eide Bailly CEO Dave Stende. “The demands of a constantly evolving business world make the right technology an essential part of that success. The addition of TrueCloud will be a tremendous boost for our Technology group and shows our clients we’re ready to help them tackle whatever challenges they face.”

TrueCloud has long been a leader in NetSuite license sales and implementations. In 2015 it won the NetSuite Worldwide Solution Provider Partner of the Year. Joining Eide Bailly will bring expanded resources and expertise to both TrueCloud’s and Eide Bailly’s clients, said CEO Mark Wenig.

“Our two practices share a culture of dedication to client service,” said Mark Wenig. “The combined team will have unmatched breadth and depth of NetSuite talent and geographic reach. As a result, we will provide unparalleled service to our clients and their businesses.”

“Our goal is to be the best NetSuite Solutions Provider, and adding TrueCloud puts us right at the top,” said Scott Kost, director of Eide Bailly Technology. “TrueCloud has built an incredible practice, and adding their expertise will make Eide Bailly the first choice for NetSuite implementations of any size.”

Eide Bailly took home the NetSuite Americas Solution Provider Partner of the Year in 2017. There’s no limit to the possibilities that can come with adding TrueCloud to the firm, said Stuart Tholen, the head of Eide Bailly’s ERP practice.

“Our strength at Eide Bailly is in exceeding our client’s expectations and delivering expertise that covers the whole scope of how an ERP can transform your business,” said Tholen. “With TrueCloud on board, we’re increasing that powerful skillset to a level unheard of in this industry. It makes me truly excited to think about what we can accomplish together for our clients.”

About Eide Bailly LLP

We’re a business advisory and accounting firm, helping our clients to embrace the opportunity that change and innovation can bring to an evolving business landscape and personal financial decisions. We offer our clients inspired ideas and solutions to tackle risk and spur growth.

 

 

About Eide Bailly Technology

At Eide Bailly Technology, we trust there is a better way; a better way to do business and to realize      the extraordinary potential in the marketplace today. We bring our knowledge, passion, and  experience to transform the way organizations are doing business, through collaboration with our clients and the leveraging of technology to drive business forward. Our strategic technology services and solutions, from relationship management and enterprise resource planning (ERP) to infrastructure support and application development, turn business challenges into opportunities for growth.

Provo-based FileShadow Archiving Protection Service Supports Drobo Network Attached Storage

New FileShadow Service for Cloud File Assurance will Include Support of Drobo Network Attached Storage Devices

March 19, 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada, IBM Think Conference—In a move that signals a significant expansion of the Provo-based FileShadow Cloud File Assurance Service, hosted on the IBM Cloud, FileShadow today announced support for Network Attached Storage (NAS) from Drobo, Inc. In addition to support for all popular cloud file systems, FileShadow’s file archiving protection service will support archiving of files on local Drobo models 5N, 5N2, and B810N, to the IBM Cloud with IBM Cloud Object Services (COS). The FileShadow Service delivers “11 Nines” of durability for the Drobo files, providing the assurance that files stored on Drobo are “available for a lifetime” company executives said.

Tyrone Pike, president and CEO of FileShadow, remarked, “Our team has had great success in our work with Drobo to make our Cloud File Assurance Service to the Drobo NAS platform available immediately after our launch. With this support, we can deliver complete on-site and cloud file protection for creative professionals, prosumers and the SMB Market.”

Pike noted that by using IBM Cloud Object Storage, the FileShadow vault spans three U.S. regions, including the East Coast (Virginia), Central (Texas) and West Coast (California), to eliminate the vulnerability of a single data center and deliver “11 Nines” of durability.

“This level of durability is unmatched, allowing Drobo NAS customers to rest assured their data is instantly accessible and also fully protected off-site,” Pike said.

FileShadow’s file assurance service for Drobo is fully integrated with customers’ cloud storage on Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and Adobe Creative Cloud, providing a single cloud application for access to a consolidated catalog of files from on-site Drobo storage and cloud storage services.

FileShadow does not replace Drobo or Cloud storage vendors. Instead, it assures immediate searchability, availability, and protection of the files stored within all of these sources by archiving each generation of every file. The service creates extensive searchable metadata on each file, its content and location (GPS) as well as optical character recognition (OCR), and vision tags for scanned images.

Rod Harrison, CTO of Drobo, revealed that the two companies have been working together for the past nine months to develop the FileShadow – Drobo app. “We are excited that FileShadow has built a Drobo app that archives Drobo content to FileShadow’s File Assurance Services hosted on the IBM Cloud, which delivers ‘11 nines’ of durability, and is a great complement to Drobo’s patented and proven BeyondRAIDTM architecture.”

Ramin Rouzbeh, Alliance Integration Architect and Manager for Cleversafe, an IBM Company, said, “Working with the FileShadow team has been rewarding for IBM. They bring a deep understanding of NAS and public cloud storage offerings such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, One Drive and Creative Cloud, coupled with a long-term knowledge of the Cleversafe Cloud Object Storage architecture. The result is an innovative archiving service that supports NAS and cloud storage in a single model, which creates a single interface and source of protection for files, stored on-site and on popular cloud storage services.”

Steven Gluckstern, executive chairman of TeacherCraft LLC also noted, “We use the FileShadow file assurance service to manage on-site Drobo files and multiple cloud storage accounts supporting our academic research partners, curriculum writers, distributors and the service providers. With FileShadow, I can find the specific document, research paper, contract or studies I need in seconds, regardless of the Drobo or cloud service, from my Mac, iPad or iPhone. It makes my job much easier, and gives me the assurance that our files will be available for a lifetime.”

Howard Marks, a long time storage commentator and Chief Scientist at DeepStorage, LLC remarked: “File services have long been at the heart of many SMB, and SME workflows. While vendors like Drobo have delivered NAS systems that meet their cost, performance and ease of use requirements these smaller organizations have had a limited set of bad options for data protection and archiving.  FileShadow fills that gap by connecting the Drobo NAS to the cloud to archive, protect and provide access to their valuable data.”

FileShadow is available free of charge through the beta testing period.

About FileShadow

FileShadow instantly finds and connects the disparate cloud files for prosumers and small/medium-sized organizations to protect, catalog and archive them into a secure, reliable and searchable single location. The Cloud Assurance Service provides “11 nines” of durability, meaning files are secured and protected from data loss. FileShadow works with online and offline storage sources, including Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and Adobe Creative Cloud, along with Drobo network attached storage. With FileShadow, users can quickly find any file with advanced search features such as file content, OCR of scanned images, GPS location and image searches. Visit FileShadow.com for more information.

About Drobo

Drobo makes award-winning storage solutions that provide an unprecedented combination of data protection, expandability, and ease of use. Based on the patented and proven BeyondRAIDTM technology, Drobo delivers the best storage experience ever for hundreds of thousands of consumers, professionals, and businesses. For more information, visit our site and you can download our press kit.

Drobo, BeyondRAID, and the Drobo logo are trademarks of Drobo, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other trademarks used belong to their respective owners.

CONTACT:

Jennifer Durrant

jennifer@snappconner.com

(801) 717-6756

 

Think Pro Business Growth When Voting in Utah County

 

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Dear Citizens of Utah County:

The 2017 primary election ballots are in the mail. The election is held when more than two candidates have filed for the various city council and mayoral seats and the open Congressional seat Chaffetz vacated recently. With so many candidates to choose from, who should get your vote?  The Utah Valley Chamber would like to provide you with additional standards to consider while making your voting decisions.

Utah Valley is frequently identified as being among the best places in the country to do business.  These rankings do not come by accident.  In fact, a primary reason for these accolades is the business-friendly laws passed by our local, state and federal lawmakers.

The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting legislation at all levels of government that strengthens and facilitates business growth.  We believe a strong economy results in a broader and deeper tax base, which helps fund our critical community needs such as economic development, education, transportation and public safety.

Multiple levels of the business community have been engaged in the development of our legislative priorities for 2017 and beyond.  They were developed initially by the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee and were ratified by the Board of Directors.

During this election cycle, we encourage Utah Valley citizens to vote for those candidates who support these business growth priorities.

Here are the principle-based legislative priorities:

Priorities for Economic Development

  1. Support measures to expedite the availability and sale of Tier-3 gasoline in Utah and the Wasatch Front as soon as possible.
  2. Refine the modeling for Division of Air Quality and EPA emissions standards that are currently inhibiting manufacturing companies from locating along the Wasatch Front.
  3. Encourage efforts intended to reduce diesel and gas emissions from mobile sources.
  4. Encourage education of energy-efficient solutions to be gained in homes, cars and commercial sites that are economically sound.
  5. Support the state-led visioning and strategic planning process to establish the Point of the Mountain area as an internationally acclaimed job center.
  6. Continued commitment for funding for carp removal from Utah Lake.
  7. Support the Utah Compact.

Priorities for Education

  1. Partner with industry to promote and fund STEM initiatives.
  2. Fully fund growth and Weighted Pupil Unit and invest in targeted educational needs.
  3. Support compensation increases for education employees.

Priorities for Transportation

  1. Preserve existing sources of transportation funding.
  2. 1-15 upgrades in Utah County; SR-92 interchange fast tracked/funded with bonding and Orem 8th South interchange
  3. Support local and county transportation funding efforts.

Priorities for Federal Land

  1. Pursue a Declaratory Judgment requiring the Federal Government to fulfill its obligation of the Utah Enabling Act of 1894.

Priorities for Water and Related Infrastructure

  1. Urge water conservation to meet Governor’s goal of a 25% drop in current use by 2025.
  2. Protect water-funding sources necessary to meet expected growth.
  3. Allow accrual of reserve funds to pay for replacement of aging water delivery systems.
  4. Keep the State Engineer as the general administrator and superior of the state’s water supply and adequately fund water law administration.

The Utah Valley Chamber is proud to be the voice of business in Utah Valley.  We are actively engaged in policy issues to represent the thousands of businesses located in our growing and prosperous region.  With the help of lawmakers of all government levels, we hope to continue to be the best place in the country to live, learn, work and play.

Note:   Ballots will be mailed to all active registered voters on July 25. Registered voters that have not received a ballot or have misplaced the ballot should contact the Utah County Election Office at 801-851-8123. To ensure their ballot was received, voters will be able to track their returned ballot online at vote.utah.gov.  Voters are encouraged to visit vote.utah.gov to verify that they are registered to vote and that their mailing address is listed correctly.

To view the Chamber’s Public Policy Guide in its entirety, click here.

Altitude Equipment Rental Expands Reach with U-Haul Trucks, Trailers

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HEBER CITY, Utah (Nov. 17, 2016) — U-Haul Company of Utah, Inc. is pleased to announce that Altitude Equipment Rental has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Heber City community.

Altitude Equipment Rental at 60 W. 1000 S. will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items, boxes and in-store pick-up for boxes.

Hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. After-hours drop-off is available for customer convenience.

Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling (435) 503-9781 or visiting https://www.uhaul.com/Locations/Truck-Rentals-near-Heber-City-UT-84032/051629/ today.

Altitude Equipment Rental partners Timothy and James Pugh are proud to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage to better meet the demands of Wasatch County.

U-Haul and Altitude Equipment Rental are striving to benefit the environment through sustainability initiatives. Truck sharing is a core U-Haul sustainability business practice that allows individuals to access a fleet of trucks that is larger than what they could access on an individual basis.

Every U-Haul truck placed in a community helps keep 19 personally owned large-capacity vehicles, pickups, SUVs and vans off the road. Fewer vehicles means less traffic congestion, less pollution, less fuel burned and cleaner air.

U-Haul is a proud sponsor of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. The Company is honoring Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans by supporting the events in Oahu commemorating the Dec. 7, 1941 attack. Founded by a WWII Navy veteran and his wife, U-Haul makes veterans a focus of its charitable works and has been recognized repeatedly as one of the top veteran-friendly U.S. employers. Any Pearl Harbor survivors affiliated with U-Haul Team Members or neighborhood dealers are encouraged to contact U-Haul at publicrelations@uhaul.com.

Contact:

Paige Brown, External Communications Intern

Jeff Lockridge, External Communications

E-mail: jeff_lockridge@uhaul.com

Phone: 602-760-4941

Website: uhaul.com

Big Leap Honored in 2016 Inc. 5000

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When I started Big Leap back in 2008, I couldn’t have imagined that we’d be where we are now in 2016.

The early years of Big Leap were mostly centered around affiliate marketing websites I had built and some on-and-off consulting with local businesses about organic and paid search.

In 2013, I launched Big Leap full-time and we quickly grew adding many new clients and team members over the last 3 years including Big Leap’s acquisition of Leadgenix. To date, we have nearly 40 experts in various digital marketing fields and 150+ clients.

We’ve been fortunate to see considerable growth in 2016 and look forward to seeing how we might place on the Inc. 5000 list next year.

There are some exciting ups and stressful downs that come with quick growth over the last 3 years but I don’t think we’d change any of it. Some valuable lessons have been learned and we’ve experienced exciting moments as we see our team members and clients succeed and grow.

A common theme heard around our office is “growth”. We hope to continue our company growth but the conversations are almost always centered around our team members growth and growth for our clients, whatever their goals may be.

We’re extremely grateful to our clients, team members, and friends that have helped Big Leap achieve what it has. The support provided by our clients (some of which date back to the early 2008 consulting days) is why we do what we do.

I’m also thankful to our team and their families that support them. Big Leap prides itself in providing a great balance of work time and family time but we know how valuable and important the support of our families is to our success.

People often ask what the future holds for Big Leap. We have some ambitious plans but I can personally say that I’d consider us a success as long as we are providing the right environment and results for both our team and our clients.

Congrats to the other Utah companies who made the 2016 Inc 5000 and congratulations to our team for this incredible accomplishment!

Bryan Phelps
CEO
Bryan is Big Leap’s CEO and founder. When he’s not working on the business you can find him spending time with his family, enjoying the sun in St. George, UT, or hitting the links. Maybe all three.

Gov. Herbert Flips Pancakes with Utah Tech CEOs

What: Gov. Gary R. Herbert will flip pancakes with tech CEOs and meet with tech employees to discuss the future of technology in Utah. The governor will join Beehive Startups, tech CEOs and the tech community for a pancake breakfast to benefit technology in Utah schools. Following the breakfast, the governor will participate in a forum discussing timely topics and the future of technology in the state.

Where: Salt Mine productive workspace
7984 South 1300 East, Sandy

When: Monday, June 20, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.      B-roll opportunity – Gov. Herbert and Utah tech CEOs flipping pancakes
9:00 a.m.      Forum with Gov. Herbert

Who: 
Gov. Gary R. Herbert
Clint Betts, founder, CEO and executive editor, Beehive Startups
Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO, Pluralsight
Tom Stockham, CEO, Experticity
Davis Smith, CEO, Cotopaxi
Lindsey Kneuven, CIO, Cotopaxi
Susan Petersen, CEO, Freshly Picked
Blake Moderitzki, managing director, Pelion Ventures
Rachael Herrscher, CEO, TodaysMama
Ryan Westwood, CEO, Simplus
Ryan Caldwell, CEO, MX

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About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)
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The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s commitment to statewide economic development. The state’s economic vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business environment and tourist destination. GOED provides extensive resources and support for business creation, growth and recruitment statewide, as well as programs to increase tourism and film production for the benefit of Utah residents. All administered programs are based upon strategic industry clusters to develop a diverse, sustainable economy. GOED accomplishes its mission through unprecedented partnerships. For more information please contact: Aimee Edwards, (801) 538-8811 oredwards@utah.gov.

ZipBooks launches first accounting iPhone App with seamless invoice financing

ZipBooks today announced the availability of the first ever accounting iPhone app with on-the-go invoice financing for small businesses. Compatible with any iPhone running iOS 9, ZipBooks’ free (not freemium) iPhone app has the functionality small business owners expect from a paid option. In addition to sending invoices, users can use the “Get Paid Now” button to send a cash advance to their bank account. Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 8.36.27 AM

“There are so many great businesses out there–especially growing businesses–that are profitable on paper, but struggle to keep their heads above water because payment terms leave them waiting 30 to 90 days to get paid,” said Tim Chaves, ZipBooks’ founder and CEO. “That’s why we built ZipBooks. With a single tap on an iPhone, ZipBooks users can smooth out cash flow and get back to running their business.”

ZipBooks charges .5% per week of the advanced amount and automatically schedules repayment over a 12-week period with no penalty for early repayment. Businesses don’t have to pay a monthly subscription because ZipBooks generates revenue through invoice financing and credit card processing, both optional.

—-About ZipBooks

ZipBooks is the first accounting program to send and finance an invoice in a single click. ZipBooks provides bookkeeping, invoicing, time tracking, and credit card processing to small business owners without a paid monthly subscription. ZipBooks is on a mission to get business owners better access to short-term capital and lower the overall cost of running a business. ZipBooks has offices in Lehi, Utah. For more information visit https://zipbooks.com.

By Brad Hanks

BYU Students Develop swop App

By Clint Betts:

swopClose your eyes.

Imagine meeting someone at a party, the grocery store, an off-the-chain Beehive Startups event, or a family reunion (I don’t know half the people who come to those things) and being able to snag all of their pertinent contact and social media information without having to stalk them online, or ask them to type all of that boring crap into your phone while you just stand there looking like an idiot. Imagine a world without business cards. Imagine all the people, living life in peace.

Now open your eyes and read that last paragraph real quick to get caught up on what we’re talking about here.

swop, founded by three currently deferred BYU students, is an app that allows users to easily swop (well, swap) contact information. We’re no longer boarding a train headed to the Imagination Station, my friends. Welcome to real life.

Here’s a video unlike any startup video I’ve ever seen that showcases swop and makes you wish you were also a deferred BYU student.

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22.

“We came by the idea of swop through various social encounters that we had,” said swop co-founder Sean O’Rourke in a recent sit-down interview with Beehive Startups. “The primary one that we always use in our pitches came from our founder, the original, the ideator, Mitch Fultz. He had this interaction with a girl he’d known from a long time ago.”

Of course swop was conceived based upon an interaction with a girl. If you think about it, we all exist based upon an interaction with a girl.

“It was one of those classic situations where you know the face but you can’t remember the name,” said O’Rourke. “He spoke with her for a while, trying to get little hints out of her by asking questions about her family, asking about mutual friends… anything to help jog his memory to remember her name.

“Then it got to that point in the conversation where it feels natural to exchange contact info because you’re going to catch up later on — even though you never really end up catching up. So he pulled the classic move of handing her his phone with an open contact so that she could enter her own contact info, but the sad thing is she didn’t enter her name, only her phone.

“He got that back, pretty upset, so now he has this contact in his phone with no name attached to it. Then he text her with his name hoping she would text back with hers. No luck. He went and searched for her through mutual friends on Facebook. No luck. Turns out she didn’t have Facebook.

“That’s how the idea for swop was born, from an awkward moment of contact exchange.”

It’s a tale as old as time. This classic love story ended just like every romantic comedy ever made — with an iOS app, available in the App Store on Friday. Android coming soon.

swopUp until now, swop has been operating in stealth mode with just a small group of beta users, who, according to swop’s founders, have had an overwhelmingly positive response to the app.

“I think the best way to express their positivity is the frequency that they come to us and tell us about situations during the day where they just wanted to say ‘Let’s just swop’ or ‘I wish we both had swop,’” said O’Rourke.

swop will officially launch when the popular band Neon Trees takes the stage at the Rooftop Concert Series in Provo, Utah this Friday night.

The startup has big plans to begin amassing a large amount of users in just a short amount of time.

“We have a goal of 100,000 users in the first two weeks,” said co-founder Jameson Gardner.

That may seem like an unrealistic goal, but I’m starting to think I may have buried the lede on this story. swop isn’t your typical student-run startup. They’re backed by investors both inside and outside of Utah and have already raised around $500,000 to help make sure this launch is successful.

“We’d love to hit a million users by the end of October,” said Gardner. “It’s really ambitious, but we feel with the events we have planned, we feel like it’s a very feasible goal.”

In order to achieve that goal, swop is sponsoring this week’s BYU-Utah State football game and will be blanketing the stadium with advertisements and holding a massive student tailgate party. They’re also sponsoring the Spark Run in Orlando, and partnering with universities across the country — Arizona State, UCLA, the University of Washington, among others — where they’ll be holding events and tailgating parties where in order for attendees to get in for free they’ll have to download swop.

So, yeah, not your typical student-run startup. Sorry I didn’t mention that earlier.

The three founders have only been working on swop since April, which makes what swop has already managed to accomplish even more impressive.

They’ve brought on Dave Durazzani, who is currently DOMO’s Principal Mobile Engineer, as their CTO. swop has a very real chance of picking up where Bump left off. Bump had more than 125 million downloads before Google acquired it for a reported $35 million and closed it down.

The swop founders are young, hungry, committed, and have the talent to pull this thing off. This is a Utah startup to keep your eye on.

Expect a call from every investor in Utah after they read this story, gentlemen. (They can find your contact information on swop, right?) Just don’t sell out to Google or any of our other tech overlords any time soon.