Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: EDI for AX 2012 R3, GP; Digital transformation in engineering and architecture; BI awards

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by Linda Rosencrance

In this week’s Microsoft Dynamics partner news roundup:
  • Data Masons Recertifies its EDI Solution for Dynamics AX 2012 R3;
  • HighJump EDI Offered as a Managed Service for Dynamics GP Users;
  • Avanade Helps HNTB in its Digital Business Transformation Journey;
  • Focus 2015 Partner Award Winners

Data Masons Recertifies its EDI Solution for Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Data Masons Software has announced that its Vantage Point EDI solution is now Certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, which means it has met Microsoft Corp.’s highest standard for partner-developed software.

Vantage Point remains the only EDI solution that is certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX, according to company officials.

Vantage Point EDI delivers an all-in-one approach to EDI for Microsoft Dynamics. By leveraging the latest technology and taking advantage of specific functionality built into the Dynamics ERP platforms, Data Masons offers a tightly-integrated EDI solution that eliminates the need for ERP customizations, officials said.

“The recertification of Vantage Point EDI highlights our focused commitment to the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform which has been a primary platform for Data Masons since 2001,” said Glenn McPeak, director, Data Masons, in a statement. “Vantage Point EDI enables Dynamics AX customers to meet the significant challenges of integrating their entire supply chain activities into Dynamics AX without invasive AX customizations.”

HighJump TrueCommerce EDI Offered as a Managed Service for Dynamics GP Users

HighJump, a provider of supply chain management solutions, has announced that its TrueCommerce EDI Solutions group is offering Microsoft Dynamics GP users a new approach to managing enterprise-scale EDI requirements.

TrueCommerce has combined Accellos’ solution depth and expertise in the Microsoft Dynamics community with TrueCommerce’s managed service model to deliver a total cloud solution for Dynamics GP users, company officials said.

The TrueCommerce Enterprise GP solution complements the TrueCommerce Standard and Advanced versions for Dynamics GP, and meets the increasingly complex EDI requirements of small to mid-size businesses as their EDI transaction volumes grow and their trading partner communities expand, officials said.

“This new Enterprise managed service offering demonstrates TrueCommerce’s commitment to the Microsoft Dynamics GP market,” said Nick Manolis, president, HighJump TrueCommerce EDI Solutions, in a statement. “We are fully invested in delivering a complete range of options that will meet the changing business needs of our customers through each stage of their growth.”

Avanade Helps HNTB in its Digital Business Transformation Journey

Avanade, a provider of digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences, is working with HNTB, and engineering and architecture firm, to help re-engineer existing sales and project management solutions and bring the firm to the digital age with Microsoft technologies.

Over the next three years, Avanade will deliver a new business process model, based on Microsoft Dynamics AX, Dynamics CRM, and Microsoft collaboration and business intelligence tools to unify HNTB’s U.S. offices, according to company officials.

The solutions, which will be deployed as a cloud service on the Microsoft Azure network, will automate HNTB’s entire project life cycle including sales, contracting, project management, and billing management to bring new levels of efficiency, collaboration and speed to operations, officials said.

The HNTB and Avanade teams will take a phased approach to the multi-year program. Phase one will deploy innovative sales and project management capabilities through 2015 and 2016, officials said.

Solver Announces Focus 2015 Partner Award Winners

Solver Inc., provider of business intelligence for Microsoft Dynamics ERP and other ERP systems has announced its Top Performing Partner Awards for their demonstrated excellence in customer impact by delivering the BI360 Suite to assist customers in optimizing their corporate performance management processes.

Solver honored 10 organizations for their accomplishments in 2015, across various partner categories, both globally and regionally. Awards were announced at BI360 Focus 2015, Solver’s annual user conference for partners and customers who leverage Solver’s BI360 suite to drive performance and results, company officials said. Among the winners was Tribridge, named Global Partner of the Year, and SBS Group, US Partner of the Year.

About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in Massachusetts. She has written about information technology for 10 years. She has been a journalist since the late 1980s. She wrote for numerous community newspapers in the Boston area, where she covered politics and was a high-profile investigative reporter. She has freelanced for the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. She is the published author of four true crime books “Murder at Morses Pond,” “An Act of Murder,” “Ripper”, and “Bone Crusher” for Kensington Publishing Corp. (Pinnacle imprint). She has just started her fifth true crime book for Kensington.