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By Jasmine McNellis

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.

 

Partner News

By Jasmine McNellis

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

Partner News

By Jasmine McNellis

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 jv@timextender.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.

Partner News

By Jasmine McNellis

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 ejensen@cutwatersolutions.com 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, 2015Hitachi 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, 2015Carbonite, 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

Partner News

By Jasmine McNellis

December 2, 2015:  Paystream Advisors, a research-based provider of content focused on financial thought leadership recently released their latest study on Dynamics GP and payables integration. Once reserved only for larger companies with ERP systems, paperless automation can now be embraced by mid-tier and smaller companies using Dynamics GP.

So how does a company using Dynamics GP find the best AP automation solution? This paper will help guide you through this daunting task, featuring insights on:
• Common AP Pains Among All Organizations
• The Advantages of an Integrated AP Automation Solution
• Automating AP as a Microsoft Dynamics – Great Plains User

Download your copy for free today by clicking HERE.

For 32 years, ACOM has provided automated content management, AP automation, business process workflow and payment optimization for more than 4,000 organizations worldwide.

November 30, 2015WatServ 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.

Summer Months At The Office

By Bethany Foyt

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.summer office

What are YOUR plans this summer at the office? Please leave a reply below! 

DFC Consultants
Sabrina Zamira

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.

k-eCommerce
Stephanie Burke

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.
Tom Doran

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.

 

 

 

Workplace 2.0: The New Reality

By Pam McGee

This Throwback Thursday article is from the Fall 2013 issue of The Partner Channel Magazine. Catch the most current issue for more great sales, marketing, and leadership tips!

It’s not about workspaces, hierarchy, benefits, pay, vacation time, promotions, or even titles anymore. The new workplace is different; however, different doesn’t mean deficient. Think about it – the world of work has access to more information 24/7, more diversity, more technology, more college graduates, more flexibility to work virtually, more generations in the workplaces, global span and local depth, broad and viral communication channels like social media, tele-presence workers, green and sustainability expectations (it’s no longer an option in most cases), highly educated customers, shifting healthcare needs and provisions, different buying habits and patterns (for heaven’s sake, more cars are bought on carsoup.com than at the local car dealer), on-demand TV (commercials are a thing of yesterday), on-demand information (who reads the paper…when you want information, you get it, you don’t let someone else determine it), and employees that are just not like they used to be or maybe just have a different way of thinking about their role in your company. With all that opportunity, how does a company successfully drive company performance, exceed customer expectations, and create a satisfied and engaged workforce?

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#TPCE14 Early Bird Discount…Take Two!

By Bethany Foyt

Take two or more people to The Partner Connections Event 2014 this October and save $100 on each registration! The early bird deadline came and went too quickly this year, so we’re giving Partners another chance to save money AND bring more people to enjoy the peer to peer networking, product and skill-specific sessions, practical advice, and access to Microsoft and channel expertise available at #TPCE14.

Please take advantage of this limited time offer now until September 5 to receive $100 off each registration when two or more from your company attend #TPCE14. Use our infographic to pinpoint who should join you in St. Louis and register using the code: TPCE100FOR2-02 on the payment page to receive your discount. *Discount will be issued once confirmed that two or more people are registered from your organization and is not valid for UG Summit attendees who are eligible for the $199 rate. See offer details here.

We look forward to seeing you and your team at The Partner Connections Event 2014.

Partner News

By Jasmine McNellis

ChargeLogic, a certified Microsoft partner and ISV specializing in PCI-validated applications for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, launched ChargeLogic Notify, email notifications for NAV. ChargeLogic Notify enables users to create customized, targeted emails for invoices, orders, shipments, returns, credit memos, and sales quotes and send them directly from NAV. Through detailed, custom messaging on standard business communications, ChargeLogic Notify helps companies increase customer satisfaction, promote brand awareness, and drive business. https://www.chargelogic.com/notify

ChargeLogic, a certified Microsoft partner and ISV, announced the launch of ChargeLogic Anywhere, the only PCI-certified mobile credit card processing app integrated with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. The app provides companies using NAV an option for processing payments from tradeshows, on the road, or anywhere there is an Internet connection. Payment and order data are automatically transferred into a company’s NAV software using ChargeLogic’s PCI-certified cloud-based service, ChargeLogic Connect. For more information: www.chargelogic.com or sales@chargelogic.com.

Vaultive announced strategic relationships with public sector technology specialist immixGroup and key Microsoft Mid-Atlantic partner CoreBTS to deliver persistent encryption for companies looking to adopt cloud services. The company also announced that Ken Knueven, previously the federal programs director for Microsoft, has joined Vaultive as its senior director of channels.

With the release of CRM 2013 and Portable Business Logic, Visionary Software is now offering all Standard editions of Visionary’s CRM Rules 2011 and 2013 FREE. That’s right. The full version. Not a trial. Real software for real results. The Standard edition lets you do everything that Microsoft Business Rules does – and more! In addition to the PBL actions, the free version of CRM Rules also allows you to Show/Hide Tab, Show/Hide Section, and Enable/Disable All Fields. Contact sales@crm-rules.com or visit www.crm-rules.com for your copy.

Computeration has announced production release of Zap Integration which extracts legacy system transactions from QuickBooks, stages those transactions in Excel, and imports them into Dynamics GP 2010 and 2013. Dynamics GP Partners no longer need to discourage expensive legacy data imports. Computeration sells Zap Integration only through Dynamics GP VARs. Obtain demonstrations, pricing, VAR agreements, and not-for-resale code by contacting Gloria@computeration.com.

We’re Hiring!

By Jenny Davis

Would you like to work at The Partner Channel or know somebody who would? Check out the Marketing and Communications Manager role we’ve posted.

This is a brand new role for our organization and we’re excited at the prospect of bringing a new member to our team!

Sincerely,

Jane, Jasmine, and Jenny

(Note: first name starting with “J” is not a job requirement)

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