The Answer Company Named One of Bob Scott’s 2021 Top 100 VARs


We are excited to announce that we have again been named one of Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs. This list recognizes the best Value-Added Resellers (VARs) in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software. 

The selection is based on annual revenue generated by each reseller, and is a dictation of the best performing ERP consulting and implementation groups in Canada and the US. The Answer Company is proud to be one of only eight Canadian resellers on the Top 100 VARs list that are proving to be exceptional leaders in the field. 

Each year, Bob Scott publishes the Top 100 VARs Report discussing the trends VARs companies are experiencing, as well as the patterns being observed in the multitude of mid-market channels and micro-vertical channels. This year’s report, titled “The Top 100 Move to the New Normal” celebrates the growth in revenue seen amongst resellers as a result of the pandemic. COVID-19 catalyzed many SMEs to reassess their existing ERP and accounting systems, leading to many smart ERP implementation projects. 

Highlights in this year’s publication include an increase in reseller recruitment, a widened spectrum of different markets, and a serious consideration for ongoing remote work. Many businesses took the pandemic as an opportunity to change their office footprint — increasing the number of team members while decreasing the amount of office space. 

The Answer Company’s annual recognition as a top 100 VAR is a reflection of our commitment to client success. “Over the past year, we focused less on selling and more on supporting, letting our vision of People First be our guiding principle,” commented Shawn Ostheimer, Founder and CEO of The Answer Company, “With a sense of resilience, we focused on empowering businesses of all industries, and ensured that the ERP solutions implemented during the pandemic were ones that are sustainable for growth-oriented futures.” Just a year later, The Answer Company is optimistic for the rest of 2021 and moving forward, having seen the results of recent digital transformation projects in helping clients return back to pre-pandemic figures with a much stronger tech stack. 


About Bob Scott & ERP Global Insights

Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community via his email newsletters for 22 years. He has published this information via the Bob Scott’s Insights newsletter—now known as ERP Global Insights—and website since 2009. He has covered this market for nearly 30 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.