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As a Microsoft Certified Partner, Vicinity Manufacturing has provided industry leading solutions for process manufacturing for over a decade. Our clients span across four continents and are comprised of manufacturers from the food, beverage, chemical, paint, coatings, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries. Vicinity is available as an onsite application or monthly subscription.
March 31, 2016: Retail Realm, a multinational retail-centric software developer and distributor, has selected Cayan, New West Technologies, and bLoyal as featured exhibitors in the Retail Realm booth at Envision in New Orleans, LA on April 4-6. The product showcase line-up will include Retail Realm Essentials powered by Microsoft Dynamics™’ (RRE), RR mAX™ and DineAX™, introducing attendees to solutions that maximize Microsoft Dynamics AX in the retail, grocery and hospitality industries. The Retail Realm booth will also feature theater-style presentations from the company’s product team and also from Cayan, bLoyal, and Heartland Commerce – Dinerware. Stop by Booth #1834 to pick up a presentation schedule. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rrdisti.com.
March 31, 2016: Corporate Renaissance Group (a member of the Microsoft® Partner Network), a leading provider of services and technology for better business management and PDS®, a leading developer of human resources, benefits, recruiting and payroll systems, announced that the companies have formed a strategic alliance to provide advanced employee performance management and HRMS solutions. You can read the full press release at http://www.crgroup.com/Company/News/Pages/CRGroup-Joins-Forces-with-PDS.aspx.
March 22, 2016: DFC Consultants has hired Roy Goodrich as a Senior Solutions Consultant. Goodrich has over 20 years of experience working with Microsoft Dynamics GP and Key2Act software. He will offer software support and training to customers with a focus on those in the manufacturing and mechanical industries. Prior to joining DFC Consultants, Goodrich was a Senior Consultant for Key2Act for nearly 10 years.
March 21, 2016: The Partner Marketing Group is excited to announce the addition of Michelle Etherton as our Communications Manager and Senior Writer! Many of our clients will remember her exceptional talent as one of our extended team of copywriters and consultants over the past several years. Michelle brings more than 20 years combined experience in technology and B2B marketing and has worked with numerous software publishers, VARs, and ISVs worldwide. You can learn more about Michelle here: http://www.thepartnermarketinggroup.com/michelle-etherton-communications-manager-senior-copywriter/.
March 10, 2016: CRM & CEM Expert, Michael Hammons, joins Green Beacon as Director of Customer Experience. In this newly created role, Mike will meld the worlds of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) with Customer Experience Management (CEM) to create more value for Green Beacon’s clients. He will champion Microsoft Dynamics CRM, helping customers see its potential, take advantage of it, and get better ROI faster. Read more about Mike’s position and how CEM relates to CRM in his blog post, What is the role of a Director of Customer Experience and What Does It Mean for Customers? Read more here.
March 8, 2016: Becky Newell, co-founder and Vice President of Development at Stoneridge Software has been named as one of the region’s Top 25 Women in Business, by Prairie Business Magazine. Based in Barnesville, Minn. with a branch office in Minneapolis, Stoneridge Software is a consulting firm and reseller of Microsoft Dynamics accounting and operations software for mid-size to enterprise businesses. In the company’s first three years in business, Stoneridge Software has grown from three to 59 employees, is registered as doing business in 16 states, and has worked with more than 120 customers to provide software consulting, support and implementation services. You can read the full press release here.
March 8, 2016: Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ:CARB), a leading provider of cloud and hybrid backup software for small and midsize businesses, announced new research that reveals small businesses are struggling to protect their data in the digital age. The findings suggest a significant disconnect between businesses’ anticipation of data loss versus their readiness to recover from it and identify four critical areas in need of improvement: data protection and recovery, IT security, privacy and compliance. You can read the full press release here.
March 1, 2016: As a testament to commitment to quality and operational excellence, Stoneridge Software has recently earned a place in the Best-of-the-Best professional service organizations identified by SPI (Service Performance Insight) Research, the leading independent professional services research firm. From a total of 549 companies participating in the 2016 Professional Services Maturity™ Benchmark study conducted by SPI Research, the top 20 firms were identified as outperforming their peers and the benchmark average with higher profit, larger projects, and more satisfied clients. You can read the full press release here.
March 1, 2016: Sana Commerce is now available on the Azure Marketplace for Microsoft Dynamics AX7 as not only one of the first ISVs, but as the first and only 100 percent integrated e-commerce solution available for this new ERP release. Solutions available on this marketplace have been thoroughly tested to ensure seamless functionality with Dynamics AX7. We’re excited to announce that we’re ready for this new release to our current and future clients and partners! Contact: 646-362-0432
February 25, 2016: Professional services consulting firms now have access to a new pre-configured, cloud-based software solution designed specifically for their industry. Stoneridge Software created a solution unique to consulting firms that recently launched with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics AX. Aptly named PROPEL AX for Professional Services, this software solution allows consulting companies such as engineers, architects, construction and IT consulting firms to implement much faster with pre-configured settings based on common industry needs like timecards, expenses, commissions and project invoicing. You can read the full press release here.
February 18, 2016: Gain breakthrough business insights at Microsoft Envision. Microsoft Envision brings the best minds in business and technology together. Whether you’re a business leader or decision maker, you’ll get the powerful ideas and real-world solutions that help you move your business forward. Hear insights from prominent business leaders such as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and a host of industry visionaries as they share unique perspectives on the evolving tech and business landscape. Explore business trends, disruptive technologies, and next-level thinking that’s relevant to your industry and role. Connect with innovators, experts, and peers, and build professional relationships that will last long after the event is over. You’ll discover how you, your team, and your business can achieve more. Don’t miss out on Microsoft Envision, early April, 2016 in New Orleans, LA. Register today!
February 9, 2016: Daphne Dahl has joined the team at DFC Consultants as a Business Solution Consultant, assisting customers with software installation, training and support. She has worked with Microsoft Dynamics GP for 14 years, with a special interest in the Inventory and Sales Order Processing functionality. She previously worked as a purchasing and inventory manager. She is based out of the Fargo, ND office.
February 9, 2016: DynamicPoint releases a new Billable Expenses feature in the Expense Management application. This feature takes expense reimbursement to a whole new level by allowing employees to tag expenses items on the report to be billed back to the customer. Upon approval of the expense report the application may be configured to integrate with Project Accounting for Dynamics GP, Jobs within Dynamics NAV or simply for the creation of a sales invoice in Dynamics to ensure billable expenses are charged to the appropriate customer. See just how it works, online video.
February 8, 2016: Thomson Reuters announced the release of Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Indirect Tax Integration for Microsoft Dynamics AX. The integration connects the trusted ONESOURCE Indirect Tax platform already used by thousands of multinational corporations to determine U.S. and Canadian sales tax estimates, with Microsoft Dynamics AX to help companies eliminate the complexities of tax compliance in an ever-changing tax landscape. The cloud-based, end-to-end software solution manages every step of the indirect tax process – including rate calculation, research, reporting and returns – and tightly integrates with existing sales processes to provide a complete view of sales tax liability from a unified platform. You can read the full press release here.
February 3, 2016: Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd., a leading provider of global industry solutions based on the Microsoft Cloud, is pleased to announce the successful implementation of its Field Service Automation (FSA) solution for Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions, Corp. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions is a leading provider of cash recycling automated teller machines (ATMs). The company holds top market share in Japan where cash recycling ATMs are popular and plans to expand business throughout Asia. Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions’ cash recycling ATMs accept, authenticate, sort and store bills, which can then be made available to customers who wish to withdraw the funds. You can read the full press release here.
February 2, 2016: Retail Realm, a multinational retail-centric software developer and distributor, announced that it will hold its annual ‘Retail Realm Partner & User Conference’ August 21 – August 23 at the Four Seasons hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. At this year’s 3-day conference, software partners, resellers, VARs, ISVs and hardware providers around the world will learn about the future of retail technology, including the latest product developments, tools and supportive platforms. Learn more at http://www.rrdisti.com/news/2016-retail-realm-partner-user-conference-kicks-off-august-21-in-las-vegas
January 27, 2016: TrinSoft believes all companies and individuals have a responsibility to improve their community. TrinSoft also believes every company can make a difference; whether we define that community as our local towns and neighborhoods or as our global economy. As a trusted partner, we help companies automate processes and transactions to be more efficient and save money. We work with higher-end integrated business software, document management solutions and unique, custom applications. Our goal is always the same – help companies be more profitable by improving their information management. For more information, visit trinsoft.com, trindocs.com or trinsoft-it.com.
January 20, 2016: TimeXtender, the world’s biggest provider of data warehouse automation (DWA) software for the Microsoft® SQL Server®, announced the signing of several new reseller agreements for its TX Financials product. The new partnerships add to an already comprehensive reseller network across global markets on behalf of TimeXtender’s products. Additional information about TX Financials can be found at the TimeXtender website, including product details, case studies, product demos and trials, and background material. More information about the partner program can also be found on the website at www.timextender.com. Or, feel free to contact TimeXtender Vice President Jesper Vork, TX Financials product manager, via email at email@example.com or by phone at 877-572-3477.
January 18, 2016: SolidFire, a leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, announced that International Data Corporation (IDC), a premier global provider of IT market intelligence, has recognized SolidFire as a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide All-Flash Array 2015-2016 Vendor Assessment (doc # US40721815, December 2015). As the all-flash array (AFA) market has moved away from dedicated application deployment models and more toward mixed workload consolidation, the IDC MarketScape asserts that SolidFire stands out for its QoS capabilities, scale-out architecture, ability to support multi-tenancy, and the top-end scalability of its SolidFire SF Series. You can read the full press release at http://www.solidfire.com/press-releases/solidfire-recognized-as-a-major-player-in-the-idc-marketscape-for-all-flash-arrays
January 13, 2016: The digital revolution is forcing more and more organizations to rethink and reengineer their old paper-based workflows. To help deal with that challenge, Laserfiche, is launching Laserfiche 10.
The revamped version of the ECM software includes a business process library with nearly 100 ready-made solution templates – which range from key business functions, such as accounting and HR, to industry-specific solutions, such as construction services, education, finance, government and healthcare.
In addition to the Business Process Library, Laserfiche 10 will introduce Laserfiche Conversations, an integrated social business process management with threaded discussions, Q&As and checklists designed to enhance teamwork and collaboration. Read the full press release here.
December 16, 2015: Cutwater Solutions, the designer and provider of Cutwater AIM (Advanced Inventory Management) software, announced that Shrink Packaging Systems (SPS), a leader in sustainable and intelligent packaging solutions, has implemented Cutwater AIM to enhance the capabilities of their inventory and readily provide more insight. To learn more about how Cutwater can benefit your company contact Eric Jensen at 302-738-4820 or email Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to visit www.cutwatersolutions.com.
December 16, 2015: Carbonite has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the business continuity and disaster recovery business of EVault, a division of Seagate Technology. EVault is a leading provider of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions designed for SMBs and small enterprises. Together with Carbonite’s highly successful line of data protection and recovery products for small businesses and individuals, the company will now provide a full suite of solutions that are cost-effective, easy to use and meet the needs of all SMBs, a market estimated by Carbonite at $13 billion dollars in the U.S. and over $40 billion worldwide. You can read the full press release here.
December 14, 2015: Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd., a leading provider of global industry solutions based on the Microsoft Cloud, today announced it has acquired Ignify, an award-winning solutions provider specializing in Microsoft Dynamics industry solutions. This strategic acquisition brings Hitachi Solutions’ expanded global delivery capabilities with the addition of more than 450 experienced technical and delivery resources. In addition, the company gains a portfolio of proven IP and industry solutions, particularly in the retail sector, to enable delivery of global turnkey industry solutions. To read more, please take a look at the announcement on the Hitachi Solutions website.
December 9, 2015: Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ:CARB), a leading provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), today announced significant momentum for its Partner Program in 2015. Channel veteran, Jessica Couto, has been appointed as Vice President of North American Channel Sales to lead channel sales and marketing with a revitalized product suite and expanded Channel Partner programs. These efforts, which have been recognized by the IT Channel community with numerous awards and accolades throughout the past year, reaffirm Carbonite’s commitment to its partners around the world. You can read the full announcement here: http://investor.carbonite.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=946287
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November 30, 2015: WatServ is pleased to announce that the company is now backed by the private equity arm of Brookfield Asset Management, a leading global alternative asset manager. With Brookfield’s support, WatServ will continue to expand its business as one of the largest, most experienced providers of Cloud Computing solutions for expert operational management. Learn more about WatServ at www.watserv.com.
The Summer 2015 issue of The Partner Channel Magazine is on its way to your desk and is all about the summer season. The Partners below are from the northern hemisphere of the country and each have great plans up their (short) sleeves this summer.
What are YOUR plans this summer at the office? Please leave a reply below!
This summer is gearing up to be a busy one for us with a lot of long-term projects and upgrades. We close a lot of deals by the end of June because of Microsoft’s promotions, so the summer fills up with those new projects. We’re also focusing on connecting with other Partners to help them expand their business by utilizing DFC Consultants as their personal WennSoft expert. As a WennSoft Executive Partner, we currently work with other VARs across the country but we know there are many more who are looking for an expert who can offer them assistance in a timely fashion.
For k-eCommerce, the summer months are slower for us in terms of company travel and shows, but that doesn’t mean we like to sit still. We use the summer for team bonding and preparation. We like to have summer lunchtime cookouts for the entire office. It gives us a chance to catch up on what everyone is working on, while enjoying the nice weather. We also like to participate in events like company golf. Since it is a slower time for k-eCommerce, many of the employees save the summer to take their vacations. We also use this time as a transitional period between a very busy Q1/Q2 and getting ready for fall travel and a jammed pack schedule in Q4.
ABC Computers, Inc.
The vacations over the summer are what tend to slow business. There is no lack of interest, however a services-based company requires that people be present on the client side to perform the service and on our side to deliver the service. Most of our team takes vacations over the summer and in November; these are the months that get hit the hardest. In our business, November and December are the slowest period due to holidays coming right on the heels of vacations related to hunting season.