Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: E-Signatures CRM Dev Project; CRM VAR Acquired; Payments for GP; ERP VAR Deal

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by Linda Rosencrance

Spectrum Pension Consultants Announces DocuSign, Dynamics CRM Development ProjectSpectrum Pension Consultants Inc. has announced a development project using Microsoft Dynamics CRM to make DocuSign’s eSignature packets widely available from within Spectrum’s Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Office 365.

DocuSign’s eSignatures for Spectrum’s CRM, which will be available to Spectrum and its customers in early March, will enable customers, collaborators, and prospects to submit and sign documents, allowing them to transact their business more efficiently,

“Spectrum partners as a licensee with Microsoft to develop unique customer and enterprise solutions within Microsoft’s CRM. This new project, to incorporate DocuSign within Spectrum’s CRM, will focus on building integrations on the CRM platform to help Spectrum’s customers, collaborators, and prospects sign documents with ease,” said Yannis Koumantaros, managing director of client engagements, Spectrum, in a statement.

Koumantaros said using DocuSign lets Spectrum store digital document files in the cloud and manage eSignatures from within Spectrum’s CRM, which is where its consulting staff already communicates and collaborates with clients.

PA Group USA Acquires Cloud Nine Solutions

PA Group USA, a Microsoft Dynamics AX Gold partner, has acquired Cloud Nine Solutions, a Microsoft Dynamics CRM partner. This merger will boost PA Group’s CRM software consulting business.

PA Group has also been accepted into the new Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider program. Microsoft CSP partners serve as a one-stop shop for subscriptions, value-added services, support, and billing for all Microsoft Cloud products such as Office 365, Azure, and Dynamics CRM Online, company officials said.

The Cloud Nine Solutions team has done work with federal, state, regional, and local government agencies including Tennessee Valley Authority and the City of Mesa, Arizona, officials said.

And the company has new Dynamics CRM releases on tap for other vertical markets including higher education, small business development centers, membership associations, real estate development, and fashion brands and retailers, according to officials.

Nodus, SalesPad Team on Payment Management Solution for Dynamics GP

Nodus Technologies, a provider of electronic payment and ecommerce solutions of Microsoft Dynamics GP and Dynamics CRM, and SalesPad, which delivers customizable solutions for Dynamics GP, have packaged an all-inclusive solution to simplify order-to-cash workflow for sales and payments.

SalesPad GP simplifies sales document entry by providing an all-in-one order entry, inventory, and sales management solution, according to officials of the companies. Integrating the solution with Nodus Technologies’ PayFabric and Credit Card Advantage, enhances GP users’ experiences by offering electronic payment processing directly inside of SalesPad GP, officials said.

PayFabric not only offers secure payment processing, it also reduces liabilities by moving the point-of-entry, storage, and transmission of credit card data other sensitive information from SalesPad GP and its customers’ environments to a secured cloud environment, officials said.

Fine Solutions Acquires BestTechsNW

Fine Solutions, a Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP and CRM Gold partner in the Northwest is acquiring BestTechsNW, a business and technology consulting firm focused on Dynamics GP.

The acquisition will increase Fine Solutions’ resources as well as its regional focus, which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California. It will also speed Fine Solutions’ go-to-market strategies, focusing on services and integrations around Dynamics GP, such as Dynamics CRM, Management Reporter, and SQL Server Reporting Services, according to company officials.

Dan Fine, will remain managing partner of Fine Solutions. Mike LaBrie, former partner of BestTechsNW, will join Fine Solutions project delivery team, continuing to serve Northwest Dynamics GP customers, officials said.

“This acquisition will expand Fine’s share of Dynamics clients in the Northwest, and strengthen the overall opportunities for both Microsoft and our partners,” said Fine, in a statement.

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.