By: Dann Anthony Maurno
In one of those “that makes sense both ways” moves by partners, Green Beacon, a provider of solutions built on Microsoft Dynamics CRM and with offices throughout the US, and AKA Enterprise Solutions with offices in the US and Canada, have signed a definitive merger agreement. Green Beacon will continue servicing current and future customers while conducting business as AKA Green Beacon.
Describing the merger, Alan Kahn, Co-CEO of AKA Enterprise Solutions said “Our cultures are…similar and our two fastest growing verticals, public sector and financial services, are the same. We have been jointly selling and delivering projects for the better part of a year, which has reinforced our confidence in the combination.”
Indeed, the companies are no strangers; AKA Enterprise Solutions acquired Green Beacon’s Microsoft Dynamics AX practice in August of last year, to augment its growing Dynamics CRM practice. The acquisition enabled AKA to expand its reach in the manufacturing and distribution sectors and, while continuing its success with Dynamics AX
Both companies are significant Microsoft Dynamics partners. Green Beacon has made its name for its CRM solutions and performance in the public sector and financial services industries, and has been named to the Microsoft President’s Club. AKA offers numerous Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions (including Dynamics AX, Dynamics GP and Dynamics CRM), with vertical focus and intellectual property in public sector, financial services, media, life sciences, manufacturing, and distribution industries. AKA has been recognized six times as Microsoft’s worldwide ERP Partner of the year winner or finalist.
“Green Beacon’s mission has always been to serve as a strategic advisor to our clients, delivering world class solutions, and we are always looking for new ways to offer more value,” said Benjamin Holtz, President and CEO of Green Beacon, in a statement about the merger. “By merging with AKA – a trusted, long-time partner that shares our mission – we are in an even stronger position to do so. It is an exciting time for us and for our clients.”
Terms of the agreement are undisclosed.