March 10, 2014: Continuing its strategy of delivering thought leadership and exemplary customer service to enterprise resource planning (ERP) and CRM customers, Encore Business Solutions (Encore) has acquired Canadian BC based Microsoft Dynamics and SYSPRO partner Candlewest Systems (Candlewest). Encore, an established and reputable Microsoft Dynamics Gold partner and Inner Circle member, remains focused on serving the current and emerging requirements of customers by delivering technology and business strategy guidance. The Candlewest acquisition follows Encore’s very successful acquisition in 2013 of the RSC Group, a former Vancouver based Dynamics Gold partner. The new combined entity represents nearly 100 employees based out of 4 office locations in Western Canada as well as some strategically located across Canada and 600 ERP and CRM customers located throughout Canada.
March 5, 2014: Stoneridge Software is pleased to announce the creation of a Microsoft Dynamics® NAV division. Originally focused on the implementation and support of Microsoft Dynamics AX, Stoneridge Software is excited to offer customers another option in the Microsoft Dynamics Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite of business solutions. The addition of the Dynamics NAV division includes the hiring of Principal Consultant Sean Solberg, Principal Consultant Scott Frappier, Senior Consultant Bob Andrews, Senior Consultant Marek Tylko, Senior Consultant Matt Batalden and Senior Developer Laura Lake. For more information or questions regarding this release check out www.stoneridgesoftware.com or contact Leah Baker at 218-422-7858.
March 5, 2014: nChannel, creator of the cloud-based Multi-Channel Operations Management platform, announced the release of its Sage Connector to help retailers, manufacturers and distributors more easily manage their data between Sage 100 and eCommerce, online marketplaces, point-of-sale, and other business systems. As commerce continues to shift to the web, the Sage connector will enable companies to manage and streamline data processing, improve productivity, and reduce the cost of operating multiple sales channels while still providing a consistent customer shopping experience. nChannel’s Sage connector provides the Sage 100 ecosystem (formerly known as MAS90/200) with a conduit to the nChannel Any Channel Operations Management (nCOM) platform, where users can merchandise items, process orders, manage inventory, collect customer data, execute accounting and purchasing activity, and analyze real-time sales data all from a single point of access. www.nChannel.com
February 28, 2014: Socius is one of three U.S. Microsoft Dynamics Master VARs and recently announced Micro Force, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner based in New York and Long Island, has been accepted into their national Sales Affiliate network. The Microsoft Dynamics Master VAR program began in 2011, and in that time Socius has accepted 20 Affiliate organizations into the program. As a Socius Affiliate, Micro Force will continue to provide Microsoft products and service to their customers, while gaining extended support from Socius in areas such as business development, marketing and Microsoft certifications (www.socius1.com/mfi).
February 24, 2014: Amy Hannesson has joined DFC Consultants as an Accountant/Consultant. Her responsibilities include inside accounting and assisting customers with their accounting needs. Amy graduated from NDSU and was formerly a Partner Account Manager at APAC, a Microsoft vendor, for five years. DFC Consultants is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in Microsoft Dynamics GP, CRM, DFC Property Management and WennSoft. Along with software sales and support, DFC Consultants offers custom programming, website development and accounting services.
February 17, 2014: nChannel, a Columbus, Ohio-based cloud-based retail management platform provider for multi-channel sales retailers, has been named one of five startups to watch in 2014 by the regional economic development group Columbus 2020. According to Victor Thorne, managing director, strategic development for Columbus 2020, nChannel is poised for exponential growth over the next three to five years. http://www.nchannel.com/blog/2014/02/17/nchannel-named-one-of-five-startups-to-watch/
February 13, 2014: Jeff Wedul, Programmer for DFC Consultants, has achieved the status of a Microsoft Dynamics Certified Technology Specialist. In order to achieve this status, Wedul had to complete in-depth testing on Microsoft Dynamics products.