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And Now a Word from another March e-Newsletter Sponsor…Vicinity Manufacturing

By Jasmine McNellis

Vicinity Manufacturing™ develops software exclusively for the process manufacturing industry. Vicinity is a vertically specific solution written to address the key requirements inherent to process manufacturing. Vicinity streamlines the conversion of raw materials to finished goods, addressing Formula Management, Batch Ticket Processing, QC Results & Testing, Lot Tracking, Recall, Compliance Documentation, GHS, CoA, Country of Origin, Master Production Scheduling, MRP, Batch Yield Analysis, and Inventory Control.  Available as an onsite application or monthly subscription.

And Now a Word from a March e-Newsletter Sponsor…Corporate Renaissance Group

By Jasmine McNellis

Corporate Renaissance Group (CRGroup), a global provider of management consulting services and business software solutions, will kick off its ‘i heart’ fundraising campaign to unite customers and partners in benefit of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Individuals and organizations that have worked with CRGroup, as well as those who have used CRG Solutions, are encouraged to participate by sharing their feedback. For every submission, CRGroup will donate $10 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the campaign will commence on Friday, February 13th, 2015 and will run until October 31, 2015. In addition to a $10 donation made for each submission, CRGroup will hold monthly prize draws, as well a grand prize draw for a $250 Visa® gift card. Full details of the contest can be found at

“We decided to launch the ‘i heart’ fundraiser to unite our customer base – which has grown to over 4500 organizations around the world, and to support a great cause,” said Director of Marketing and Business Development, Doug Hum. For over 26 years CRGroup has been providing business management services and solutions to the global Microsoft® Dynamics™ community and organizations worldwide seeking practical and scalable solutions for common business challenges.

The ‘I heart’ campaign will also be featured at the Upcoming Microsoft Convergence 2015 Conference & Expo March 16-19 in Atlanta, GA. Attending CRGroup customers and partners, as well as other members of the Dynamics Community are invited to visit the CRGroup Booth #1427 to make their submission.

Each year, CRGroup selects a charity that aligns the vision and values of the company as well as its employees. Last year, to mark its silver anniversary, CRGroup made a cash donation to the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE), the hub of a network of education and community partners committed to enriching public education in Ottawa.

“This year we decided to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation through a fun and interactive awareness campaign involving our clients and partners,” said CRGroup’s founder and president, Dr. Vijay Jog. “We are passionate about giving back to our community, and this year we are focusing on a health-related cause. I suspect that most – if not all – of our clients, partners and employees have been affected in some way by heart disease and stroke.”

“We are so thankful to Corporate Renaissance Group for organizing ‘i heart’,” said Melanie Lemieux, Area manager Ottawa Chapter from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “Fundraisers like this are essential to support life-saving heart disease and stroke research that helps create more survivors.”

To learn more about the “I heart” campaign or to make a submission, visit

About the Heart and Stroke Foundation
The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. A volunteer-based health charity, we strive to tangibly improve the health of every Canadian family, every day. Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen.   

About Corporate Renaissance Group
Corporate Renaissance Group (CRGroup) is a global provider of innovative solutions that improve business management and performance. With over 4000 customers, CRGroup has established itself with expertise in business management applications. CRGroup delivers solutions by leveraging their expertise in enterprise resource planning, corporate performance management, business intelligence, financial and costing principles, shared services and employee performance management. CRGroup is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices throughout Canada, South Africa, India and the United States.

Partner News

By Jasmine McNellis

March 26, 2015:  For Microsoft Dynamics AX customers wanting the highest levels of cloud security, performance, support and uptime, Jet Reports Business Intelligence (BI) solutions can now be hosted by Concerto Cloud Services, the industry’s most customizable hybrid cloud solution. The Concerto platform enables Jet Reports customers to quickly and easily build and deploy data warehouses and cubes in a highly secure environment backed by industry-best uptime and superior service. “Our Dynamics AX customers choose us because they need a BI solution that is the quickest to deploy and the easiest to maintain,” said Jon Oesch, vice president, Business Intelligence, Jet Reports. “Concerto’s hybrid cloud can scale whenever and however our customers demand, making it the perfect complement to our offering.  We needed a platform that would allow our clients to grow and change as fast as our BI solutions let them do that – Concerto was the answer.”

March 25, 2015:  LyntonWeb, one of the fastest-growing managed inbound marketing and web design agencies in the country, in partnership with data integration leader Scribe Software, announced Integrate HubSpot — a new low-cost, easy-to-deploy SaaS solution that integrates the HubSpot marketing automation platform with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Built on the Scribe Online integration platform as a service (iPaaS), Integrate HubSpot offers two-way, self-tailored data synchronization between HubSpot and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and allows companies to purchase, configure and deploy the integration in just a couple of hours using LyntonWeb’s self-service portal. For more information on Integrate HubSpot, please visit:  

March 24, 2015:  Flintfox International, a leading global provider of revenue management software solutions and services, announced that it would be partnering with ZAP to deliver strategic industry analytics in conjunction with its trade promotion management software solutions. Flintfox’s advanced pricing and trade promotion management solutions for Dynamics help manufacturers and distributors understand and execute optimal revenue models. A Microsoft Global ISV, Flintfox solutions are focused on improving operational efficiency auditory compliance, enabling scalable growth and improving responsiveness across sales channels. ZAP provides a unique, out-of-the-box business intelligence solution using its deep industry expertise and data analysis skills to create solutions for Microsoft Dynamics with industry focuses. ZAP deployments are rapid, deliver immediate outcomes, are tailored for each user in an enterprise and provide organizations with BI self-sufficiency. For more information visit: or

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