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By Jasmine McNellis

July 31, 2014nChannel, Inc., a Columbus, Ohio cloud-based operations management platform provider for multichannel sellers, announced that it will offer its integration and management software to merchants using the Amazon Webstore platform. nChannel has become an Amazon Webstore Solution Provider, enabling nChannel to assist with online sales and fulfillment through its cloud-based software, nChannel AppSuite. The AppSuite platform integrates product information, orders, inventory, and customer data between sellers’ accounts, brick-and-mortar stores and financial systems. https://www.nchannel.com/pressreleases/nchannel-becomes-amazon-webstore-solution-provider/

July 30, 2014JOVACO is excited to announce the launch of its latest edition to its Project Suite, the CRM-Project Connector. This project accounting module was originally only available with Dynamics GP, and now, this Connector will enable companies to manage their projects within Dynamics CRM. Project structures can be automatically created in GP once an opportunity has been won and you may review status reports within CRM while maintaining your project details within Dynamics GP in real-time.

July 23, 2014:  The Infinia Integrator now includes many new features in our new version 6 including the ability to copy-paste multiple journal entries from Microsoft Excel to Dynamics GP with one copy-paste-import, ability to import originating document fields, support for Binary Stream MEM, and support for import of either the Analytical Accounting (AA) alias or AA dimension codes. The Infinia Integrator also supports copy-paste functionality from Excel to Dynamics GP for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll. Contact sales@infiniatech.com, visit us at Summit 2014 and Partner Connections in St. Louis, or visit us at www.Excelintegrator.com to setup your demo today.

July 14, 2014Unanet, a developer of services automation software that helps project-based organizations manage people and projects for improved profitability, is expanding its partners program to include certified implementation service providers and resellers. Unanet software complements and integrates with Microsoft Dynamics Financial software including SL & GP Unanet provides Cloud or On-Premise software which delivers skills management, resource planning, budgeting & forecasting, time & expense reporting, billing & revenue recognition, and project management reporting. Visit http://www.unanet.com/partners.

July 14, 2014:  Microsoft® Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), booth #1707 – BitTitan, the IT change automation expert for cloud-based migration and onboarding, today at WPC 2014 announces a partnership with data encryption company Vaultive, whose solutions enable businesses to maintain ownership and control of their data in the cloud. This partnership makes enterprise-class data encryption for Microsoft Office 365™ available as a cloud-based service to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) via BitTitan Data Encryption offering. The service will be on display at WPC at BitTitan’s booth #1707. Attendees can learn more during a joint happy hour presentation at WPC on July 14th and 15th at 4:40PM at BitTitan’s booth. The service is now available in a pilot program. To apply for the program, visit http://www.bittitan.com/dataencryption.

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July 9, 2014:  Spark your startup! Entrepreneurs are invited to give their startup idea a jolt with Barnesville’s Business Pitch Contest. Stoneridge Software, Dean’s Bulk Service, Crown Appraisals and the Barnesville Economic Development Authority are sponsoring a Barnesville Business Pitch Contest. The competition presentations will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22 at Old City Hall council chambers during the annual Potato Days Festival. The startup idea is not required to be located in Barnesville, though many business incentives, loans and assistance for businesses are available in the community. For information on awards, guidelines, rules and submission form please go to www.stoneridgesoftware.com/businesspitch or www.barnesvillemn.com/businesspitch.

July 8, 2014:  Vaultive announced continued momentum for its Advantage Partner Program with the addition of new resellers and strategic partners, including Combo and CTTL. By extending the reach of Vaultive’s cloud encryption solution to businesses around the world, the Advantage Partner Program creates new revenue opportunities for partners and enables secure cloud services for more businesses. For more information, visit www.vaultive.com.

July 2, 2014:  Computer Market Research, a channel management solution provider, has earned recognition in the San Diego Business Journal’s 2014 List of top local Software as a Service (SaaS) companies. Among the 15 companies listed, Computer Market Research stands out for its longevity. Only businesses that sell SaaS applications were considered for this list. Computer Market Research provides software applications that streamline the processes involved in managing channel programs. These include PartnerPortal, Deal Registration, Co-op/MDF Management, Reseller Profile, and Channel POS, among others. In total, Computer Market Research currently services over 100 software subscriptions for a variety of clients, mostly in the high-tech industry. To learn more, visit www.computermarketresearch.com.

July 2, 2014:  Vertex SMB, the primary sales and use tax solutions provider for small and medium-sized business, announced a partnership with Cargas Systems, the software and consulting company specializing in cloud accounting, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) software and custom application development. The relationship between Vertex SMB and Cargas will deliver to the middle market a first-class scalable solution that requires no upfront software investment by business owners.

July 1, 2014Unanet, a developer of services automation software that helps project-based organizations manage people and projects for improved profitability, has announced the availability of the latest version (1.5.0) of its integration with Microsoft Dynamics SL, referred to as SLConnect. Steve Bittner, Unanet’s Vice President of Professional Services, commented, “More than 50 organizations have deployed SLConnect to tightly couple Unanet and Microsoft Dynamics SL, unleashing the combined power of both systems. The latest release of SLConnect expands both functionality and data integration options for our customers.” Unanet is a leading provider of Cloud or On-Premise software for project-based organizations. Unanet delivers skills management, resource planning, budgeting & forecasting, time & expense reporting, billing & revenue recognition, and project management reporting. www.unanet.com

June 26, 2014:  Global eCommerce, ERP, CRM, and POS software and solution provider Ignify is pleased to announce the latest release of the company’s flagship software solution — Ignify eCommerce 7.3. Various social media tools and integration redefine Ignify eCommerce’s branding and cross-selling capabilities in Ignify eCommerce 7.3. Both shoppers and merchants benefit from updates in login functionality that enable social media login, integrated shopping carts among several storefronts, and more. For more information or questions, please email eCommerce@ignify.com.

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June 5, 2014Stoneridge Software, the upper Midwest’s leading partner in Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics NAV, is pleased to announce achievement of the Microsoft Gold Enterprise Resource Planning Competency. Founded in October of 2012, Stoneridge Software has obtained this elite rating in just over 18 months in business, a feat rarely attained organically in a short window of time. “When we began the business in 2012, we had a goal of achieving the Enterprise Resource Planning Gold Competency quickly, but I am pleasantly surprised how fast we were able to get there,” said Stoneridge Software President Eric Newell. “It is a testament to the dedication, enthusiasm, and high level of knowledge from our talented team, not to mention the opportunities we’ve had to collaborate with some first-rate customers.” Stoneridge Software has locations in Barnesville and Minneapolis, Minn. For more information or questions regarding this release see www.stoneridgesoftware.com or contact Leah Baker at 218-422-7858.

May 30, 2014Myappsanywhere is excited to announce that protection from internet-based DDoS attacks is now included at no cost for every customer hosting their Microsoft Dynamics applications in Myappsanywhere’s private cloud. This free service will enable Myappsanywhere to protect its cloud customers from outages caused by cyber attacks, including those launched by hacktivist groups and attacks designed to consume a company’s internet bandwidth.

May 22, 2014Computer Market Research (CMR), a developer of web-based channel management solutions, has redesigned its co-op/MDF software to provide multi-vendor funds management for resellers and distributors. CMR’s development team has expanded the functionality of their co-op/MDF software so that resellers and distributors have the capability to create their own account, then populate the database with their network of vendors. This allows them to monitor all of their trade promotion activities by easily tracking prior approval requests, claim statuses, accruals earned, and payments received.

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May 8, 2014deFacto Global, Inc. is proud to announce that it is a sponsor of the upcoming AXUG FOCUS 2014 series. AXUG FOCUS events will be held in Dallas, Texas on June 12-13 and Indianapolis, Indiana on June 18-19. This will be a great opportunity for Dynamics AX partners and professionals to learn how deFacto Performance Management can add value to manufacturing and supply chain ERP offerings. To register please visit www.AXUG.com. To find out more about deFacto Performance Management please visit www.deFactoGlobal.com.

May 8, 2014deFacto Global, Inc. is pleased to announce its ‘deFacto Goes Vertical’ Partner Program. Dynamics partners can significantly enhance the value and success of their vertical market strategy by incorporating industry-aligned versions of deFacto Performance Management into their solution sets. deFacto is proven to significantly increase the overall value of an ERP system and help win deals! To find out how deFacto can help you grow your business and profitability, please contact LMcPherson@defactoglobal.com or visit www.deFactoGlobal.com.

May 8, 2014ChargeLogic, a leading provider of PCI-compliant solutions for the Microsoft Dynamics community, has relocated its corporate headquarters from Towson, MD to Baltimore, MD and added a software engineer to its team. The move was prompted by the company’s recent growth.

May 5, 2014Vertex SMB is excited to announce TaxCentral, Vertex SMB’s premier sales and use tax solution, offering small and medium-sized business a proven, accurate, and simple outsourced solution in a hosted environment. Vertex SMB’s TaxCentral is a scalable, single point of entry, end-to-end cloud-based solution with no upfront costs and a pay-as-you-go pricing model. Vertex SMB’s TaxCentral provides the deepest and most accurate tax rates; configures, calculates and prepares tax returns; and manages exemption certificates. www.vertexsmb.com

April 29, 2014:  k-eCommerce has increased its involvement in the channel by becoming a Premium Partner Member of AXUG, GPUG and NAVUG. This gives the company the opportunity to share eCommerce best practices and bring industry experience and knowledge to all the Dynamics communities. k-eCommerce is happy to share this expertise at your next local chapter meeting. Please contact Giuseppe at k-eCommerce, giuseppe.ianni@k-ecommerce.com, for more information.

April 23, 2014DFC Consultants is holding an open house in Fargo and Dickinson to celebrate 25 years in business. All members of the business community are invited to both events and by attending, will be entered to win a Microsoft Surface. The Fargo open house will take place on May 1 at 1320 1st Ave N. and will kick off at 4 p.m. with a ribbon cutting by the FMWF Chamber. The event will conclude at 7 p.m. The Dickinson open house is scheduled for May 13 at 100 South State Ave. from 5 to 7 p.m. It coincides with the Dickinson Chamber Business After Hours. http://www.dfcconsultants.com/About/25th_Anniversary.aspx

April 20, 2014Gorilla Expense is pleased to announce two major updates – the latest update to the mobile app allows users to submit complete expense reports from mobile devices (iOS & Android). The updated integration to Dynamics GP Project Accounting will allow AP/Finance to send T&E expense data to Project Expense within GP with the click of a button, so that there is no more manual keying of data into GP! Gorilla Expense was also honored to be selected from several companies by Microsoft at the prestigious DEMO conference for demonstrating product innovation. Learn more – www.gorillaexpense.com.

April 16, 2014:  Halo Business Intelligence (Halo BI), a global provider of business intelligence software and solutions, announced the availability of Halo Source 7.5, an update to its powerful data extraction, aggregation and analysis engine that serves as the core of the Halo Business Intelligence Platform. Built on top of industry standard Microsoft SQL Server technologies, Halo Source provides small and medium-sized businesses with enterprise level data mashup, data quality, data warehousing and data analysis capabilities. Combined with Halo Prism, its front-end data visualization tool, Halo BI provides a holistic business intelligence platform that empowers better decision-making across the entire enterprise. For more information, visit www.halobi.com.

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March 20, 2014Stoneridge Software is excited and honored to announce the company has been named to Minnesota Business Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2014! http://minnesotabusiness.com/2014-100-best-companies-work-awards For the third year in a row Minnesota Business magazine has organized the “Best Companies to Work For” award. Companies nominated for the award are evaluated and selected by an independent research firm using a variety of procedures to determine which companies in Minnesota “excel in the areas of work environment, employee benefits and overall employee happiness.” Research techniques included an anonymous online questionnaire filled out by the employees at each company. Learn more about Stoneridge Software at www.stoneridgesoftware.com.  For questions regarding this release please contact Leah Baker at 218-422-7858.

March 14, 2014Data Masons Software, a leading provider of Integrated EDI and XML solutions for Microsoft Dynamics customers, announced that the Dynamic NAV User Group (NAVUG) has selected Jon Rivers, Partner Channel Manager at Data Masons, to serve on its Board of Advisors. The company was also represented on the NAV Directions 2013 Board and increased its level of sponsorship of the Directions 2013 partner event.

March 14, 2014Data Masons Software, a leading provider of Integrated EDI and XML solutions for Microsoft Dynamics customers, announced in March its induction into the Microsoft Dynamics AX R&D Council. Data Masons‘ proven commitment to advancing industry-specific EDI technology adoption and business application in the supply chain earned the invitation, which follows Data Masons’ recognition as a AX 2012 TAP participant, Certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX solution provider and Microsoft Partner with Silver Application Development competency.

March 11, 2014:  ZSL, Inc, a global systems integrator and Value Added Reseller with more than 16 years of product and industry experience, launched their award winning Oil & Gas Vertical Solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX at Microsoft Convergence 2014. The Oil & Gas Vertical Solution offers powerful and sophisticated features which seamlessly integrate with Microsoft Dynamics AX. Microsoft offers business-management solutions that make it easier for oil and gas companies to deal with inadequate processes. By providing oil and gas specific features built on standard accounting functionality, Microsoft and ZSL help to enable end-to-end billing and cost-control processes within one system. To learn more about ZSL and its solution offerings, please visit http://www.zsl.com. For more information or questions regarding this release check out http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11629594.htm or contact manickv@zsl.com.

March 11, 2014GenieDB, a leading innovator of distributed relational database technology, announced the immediate availability of the GenieDB Globally Distributed MySQL-as-a-Service, its scalable, highly available database-as-a-service (DBaaS), on AWS Marketplace of Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), and that it has joined the AWS Partner Network (APN). With GenieDB Globally Distributed MySQL-as-a-Service on AWS Marketplace, it’s now even easier for companies of any size to take advantage of GenieDB’s automated platform to build web-scale applications that gain the benefits of geographical database distribution (geo-distribution), continuous availability during regional outages, and better application response time for globally distributed users. GenieDB is available on AWS Marketplace, HP Cloud and Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace and is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California. Follow us on Twitter @GenieDB or visit us online at: http://www.GenieDB.com.

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, 2014Stoneridge 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, 2014nChannel, 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, 2014Socius 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.

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Canada Post has launched a new public-facing address search, with midlands-based address management experts Postcode Anywhere providing the technology behind the address capture service, AddressComplete. Recognizing that many of the large postal service providers are experiencing a significant decline in traditional postal business, Postcode Anywhere, saw a great strategic opportunity to partner with the postal authority.

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See the interviews with deFacto Global Inc., Halo Business Intelligence, InsideView, Njevity, Inc., Vicinity Manufacturing, and Xpertdoc Technologies Inc. from The Partner Connections Event 2013 in Tampa, FL.  Visit our Sponsor page http://www.thepartnerconnectionsevent.com/sponsors to learn more about our other Event Sponsors.

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