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By Jasmine McNellis

October 29, 2014:  For retailers today, delivering a cohesive shopping experience is critical, no matter what their size – and it can mean the difference between breaking-through or just breaking even, particularly during the holiday shopping season. nChannel, the leading provider of multichannel management software that simplifies selling for retailers, released a guideline to help retailers navigate the multichannel landscape, along with a suite of cloud applications that make it easier for sellers to manage product information and access better intelligence about business performance.

October 23, 2014:  NMB Solutions Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Multi-Carrier Parcel and LTL solutions for domestic and international shipments with UPS, FedEx and DHL among many others are available to Dynamics AX customers and partners. Our solution is written using standard Dynamics AX objects and is designed to allow easy integration to Multi-Carrier Parcel and LTL Third-Party Shipping software. We provide implementation and training as part of our turnkey solution for AX 2012 R3 and earlier versions.

October 22, 2014:  MioDatos, a marketing automation platform developed by Computer Market Research, has a new referral management feature called MyReferralIndex. MyReferralIndex is modeled after the Net Promoter Score, a customer loyalty metric that measures the willingness of customers to recommend a company’s products or services to others. The Net Promoter Score was introduced by Fred Reichheld, Bain & Company, and Satimetrix in 2003. To learn more, visit www.computermarketresearch.com.

October 15, 2014:  FieldConnect has launched FieldGateway, the latest in its suite of mobile workforce solutions integrating with Microsoft Dynamics. FieldGateway provides management of a field service organization with a single, modular portal for full web-enabled dispatching, planning, and scheduling, as well as instant access to status for any and all jobs, and accurate tracking of field technician performance. FieldGateway also includes a robust built-in reporting module that tracks revenue generation per technician in a simple web-based interface. www.fieldconnect.com

October 8, 2014SingleHop, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed hosting and on-demand infrastructure, announced it has achieved a Gold Microsoft Partner competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. In doing so, SingleHop has distinguished itself within the top one percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem. You can read the full release here: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/singlehop-achieves-microsoft-gold-partner-competency-1955805.htm. www.singlehop.com

Partner News

By Jasmine McNellis

October 7, 2014

Making Your Dynamics GP Dollars Work For You
Thursday, October 9
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. PDT

Register Today!
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/726463832

In this Webinar, you’ll learn how to best leverage your MS Dynamics GP investment, identifying 4 key areas an AP Automation integration partner should focus on to help collaboration, efficiency and overall productivity:

  • Access critical data instantly
  • Eliminate demand for physical storage space
  • Reduce your procure-to-pay processing time
  • Address your business needs as you grow

Make the very most of your investment with the integration partner you can trust! – without expensive modifications to your GP system.

October 6, 2014Computer Market Research (CMR) will be delivering channel data management support to its newest client, Comtrend Corporation (Comtrend), a leading supplier of advanced networking solutions. Comtrend will be using CMR’s Channel Point-of-Sale (POS) and Inventory software as well as the professional services that go along with it. For more information on CMR’s Channel POS and Channel Inventory services, visit www.computermarketresearch.com/solutions. For more information on Comtrend and their networking solutions, visit www.comtrend.com.

October 2, 2014:  Announcing The Latest Release From Halo Business Intelligence – Prism 8! The new features of Prism 8 include:

– ENHANCED MOBILE INTERFACE
– MORE POWERFUL COLLABORATION
– EMBEDDED PIVOT TABLES
– PDF EXPORT AND MANY MORE

Contact us to see a full demo!

September 30, 2014:  Wilton Damas is no longer employed as the president of Open Door Technology and Malcolm Roach, the CEO and founder, will assume the dual responsibilities of being the CEO and president. Open Door Technology is a gold-certified Microsoft Dynamics NAV partner based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

September 29, 2014:  IPM Global, a leader in software technology for construction project management, has released a new addition to its growing suite of project control tools that allows bidirectional integration with Microsoft Project. Information from Project can be sent to IPM Global’s award winning project controls software solution called IPM to establish beginning and ending dates on each level of breakdown on the project, schedule dependencies and project resources that have been setup in the scheduling system. For more information or questions, please email Miree at mleroy@ipmglobal.net.

A Word from a Visionary Sponsor, Vicinity Manufacturing

By Jasmine McNellis

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September 17, 2014:  Join ACOM Solutions, Inc. for an informative Webinar to learn how automating your AP process with document management integration can alleviate the time spent entering data twice, eliminating double data entry and freeing up your staff to focus on more important tasks.

In this Webinar, you’ll learn how to best leverage your MS Dynamics GP investment, identifying 4 key areas an AP Automation integration partner should focus on to help collaboration, efficiency and overall productivity:

  • Eliminate demand for physical storage space
  • Reduce your procure-to-pay processing time
  • Access critical data instantly
  • Address your business needs as you grow

If you are still performing manual data entry, you are only half way to achieving the real benefits of your MS Dynamics GP system. Make the very most of your investment with the integration partner you can trust! – without expensive modifications to your GP system.

MS Dynamics GP and AP Automation: Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Investment?
9/18  11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. PDT
» Register today!

http://www.acom.com/ap-automation/

A Word from an Innovator Sponsor, SaaSplaza

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September 11, 2014Dynamic Communities, Inc. – the independent administrative organization behind the user groups for Microsoft Dynamics® AX (AXUG®), Dynamics CRM (CRMUG®), Dynamics GP (GPUG®), Dynamics NAV (NAVUG™), and Dynamic Partner Connections (DPC) – announced today that Hal Howard has been hired as the Executive Director. Hal will start his new role next week.

Hal is the former Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Dynamics ERP R&D, a position he left in July 2014 after working for Microsoft for twenty years. Hal was responsible for leading the research and development teams for Dynamics AX, Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL and Dynamics NAV. Under his leadership, the team transformed and modernized the products and expanded Microsoft Dynamics’ presence globally. Prior to joining the business solutions unit in 2003, Hal worked on both Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft’s online services. He holds 8 patents for various technologies across these products and services.

Members of AXUG, CRMUG, GPUG, NAVUG, and DPC will have an opportunity to meet Hal in St. Louis this October, as he will take an active role in hosting the user and partner communities at Summit and The Partner Connections Event 2014.

Dynamic Communities, Inc. is the independent administrative organization behind professional associations and user groups, including AXUG, CRMUG, GPUG, NAVUG, and DPC. Our vision is to engage every individual and company using Dynamics solutions in value-added networking and knowledge sharing, and to be the single most important conduit for Microsoft to see guidance on future development of the Dynamics products. Learn more at www.dynamiccommunities.com.

 

Partner News

By Jasmine McNellis

September 9, 2014DFC Consultants has been named a finalist for the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) Torch Award for Ethics. The Torch Awards recognize worthy companies that strive to go above and beyond in their dealings with customers, employees, vendors and their community. These awards are open to all for-profit businesses located within the Minnesota and North Dakota region which are in good standing with BBB. The winners in each category will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday, October 29, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus. DFC Consultants is the only finalist from North Dakota. DFC Consultants, Ltd. is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in Microsoft Dynamics GP, CRM and DFC Property Management software. Since 1989, DFC has been providing software solutions, training, accounting services, custom programming, website development and technical support in our offices in Fargo, Bismarck and Dickinson, North Dakota.

September 9, 2014DFC Consultants Promotes Schaffer, Hires Krazel Deb Schaffer, Project Manager, has been promoted to the DFC management team and will be responsible for helping set strategy and direction for the company. Deb has 19 years of experience and has worked for DFC Consultants for four years. She is a Microsoft Certified Trainer specializing in Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

A Word from a Visionary Sponsor, Unanet

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August 27, 2014Vertex SMB, the primary sales and use tax solutions provider for small and medium-sized business, announced a partnership with Wipfli LLP, one of the largest CPA and consulting firms in the United States. The relationship between Vertex SMB and Wipfli will deliver to the middle market a strong automated sales and use tax solution that has no upfront costs and pay-as-you-go pricing from two of the leaders in tax and accounting services.

August 21, 2014:  Cloud hosting provider Hostway Services, Inc. announced Cloud Connex™, a hosted cloud reseller/partner platform that enables VARs, marketing agencies, system integrators and managed service providers to sell private-labeled cloud services with no internal infrastructure or development costs. The platform features a brandable storefront template and customer portal for easy end user onboarding and self-serve provisioning, integrated billing and payment processing, and full control over customer pricing as well as the customer relationship –features unavailable from providers like Rackspace, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Cloud Connex is now in beta and will soon be available for general availability. For more information, email partners@hostway.com or call 866-467-8929. Hostway’s core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Web Hosting and Email and Applications. For more information, visit www.hostway.com

August 19, 2014:  Finalists have been announced in the first annual Barnesville Business Pitch Contest! The top five business startup finalists are: Infuse Solutions, Snapdocs, Booth, DinnerTies and UServe. At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, these business startups will make their pitch in front of a panel of contest sponsor judges. Each startup has five minutes to make their pitch, and judges will have four minutes to ask questions, then score each entrant. Presentations will be evaluated and cash prizes up to $1,000, along with mentoring hours will be awarded. Presentations will take place in the council chambers of historic Old City Hall in Barnesville, Minn.

The public can help their favorite entry win a cash prize by voting online for a People’s Choice Award! Voting is available through the Stoneridge Software Facebook page. Individuals are allowed to vote once per day through Aug. 22.

All entries are the in the pre-revenue stage of business and filled out an online application to enter the contest. Applicants were evaluated, and narrowed down to the top five. 

For more information on the finalists see stoneridgesoftware.com/news. Entries will also be featured on display in the Old City Hall Council Chambers during the annual Potato Days festival, Aug.22-23.

Barnesville Business Pitch sponsors are Stoneridge Software, Dean’s Bulk Service, Crown Appraisals and the Barnesville Economic Development Authority.

For more information or questions regarding this release contact Leah Baker leah@stoneridgesoftware.com, Stoneridge Software at 701-212-6714 or Karen Lauer, Barnesville Economic Development Authority at 218-354-2145.

Partner News

By Jasmine McNellis

August 13, 2014DFC Consultants has been named to Prairie Business magazine’s “50 Best Places to Work” list. The list is compiled of 25 small and 25 large businesses in the northern plains that demonstrate a commitment to making their business one of the best places to work. Companies were nominated through an anonymous employee satisfaction survey and rated in areas including work environment, employee benefits and employee happiness. Consideration was also given to the number of nominations received per company. DFC Consultants was named to the top 25 list of small companies and will be honored in the Prairie Business September issue.

August 13, 2014Stoneridge Software is relocating its corporate offices to the newly renovated Old City Hall, 101 Front St S, Barnesville, Minn. A grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will be held from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21.  Barnesville’s Old City Hall was built in 1899 and is on the National Historic Register. Stoneridge Software worked in conjunction with the City of Barnesville to renovate the second story of the structure, which was originally an opera house. Tours of the building and new offices will also be held during the annual Potato Days festival, Noon to 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23.  Stoneridge Software’s mission is to enable businesses by increasing efficiency in their operational and financial processes. Based in the Fargo-Moorhead area, Stoneridge Software sells, implements and services Microsoft Dynamics AX and NAV products for small, mid and large businesses. The company has broad expertise in business technology solutions, from development to finance/project, manufacturing, supply chain, and system and project management.  For questions please contact Leah Baker at 701-212-6714 or leah@stoneridgesoftware.com.

August 7, 2014:  Encore Business Solutions, a professional service organization who specializes in Microsoft technologies, change management and thought leadership, has been named to the 2014 Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club for the 17th time. Additionally, Encore was recently named Microsoft Dynamics Canadian Regional Partner of the Year finalist for the third time. Encore’s experience based on nearly 25 years in the Dynamics partner channel sits comfortably at the crossroads of technology and business strategy. Establishing themselves as a trusted advisor and not merely a software vendor they take pride in thoroughly understanding each customers unique needs and business goals and delivering on their mission by helping customers align their strategy, people, processes and technology. To learn more about Encore, visit www.encorebusiness.com.

August 4, 2014:  Sandler*Kahne Software Inc. is proud to celebrate our 10th consecutive year in the MS Dynamics President’s Club. We’re joining Dynamics SL users and partners at the annual SLUG user conference as a sponsor this September in Boston. The following month we’re traveling to St. Louis to join the AX User Group for their annual conference and will have a sponsor booth in the expo hall (Booth 622). This year marks 20 years of serving the Microsoft community and we’re thankful to all our partners and customers who’ve joined us on this wonderful journey.

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