Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: AX Advanced Payroll in Canada; Lead-to-contract partnership; GP for food and beverage; NAV at museum

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By:  Linda Rosencrance

PROS Partners with Icertis on Dynamics CRM

PROS, a provider of pricing management software, and Icertis, a developer of contract lifecycle management software for Microsoft Azure, have teamed up to deliver “the most seamless and easy-to-use” lead-to-contract solution in the cloud.

The integrated solution including PROS Smart CPQ, Icertis Contract Management platform, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, will provide a seamless, unified experience for sales, legal and finance teams to manage leads, configure and price quotes and close customer contracts, according to officials of the two companies.

The partnership helps enterprises compete in today’s marketplace, where enriching the customer experience is key to a company’s success. Creating a frictionless customer experience helps businesses close more deals and boost customer loyalty, officials stated.

Loki Systems Secures First Advanced Payroll AX Sale

LOKI Systems recently completed its first sale of Advanced Payroll AX for Microsoft Dynamics AX on the Azure cloud to Westbrook Floral, a Canadian floral wholesaler with 450 employees.

Westbrook’s in-house ERP solution was no longer able to support the needs of its growing business. Impressed with the capabilities and new user interface for Dynamics AX on the cloud, Westbrook chose Canadian Microsoft partner SHEA Business Solutions to implement Dynamics AX, according to company officials.

Because no Canadian payroll solution was included in standard Dynamics AX, Westbrook needed a solution that would work with Dynamics AX, as well as handle Canadian payroll across multiple provinces, officials said.

After conducting research on various vendors and receiving a recommendation from SHEA, Westbrook chose Advanced Payroll AX as its solution.

“Using innate integration to Dynamics AX, flexible rule configuration, and as the only global payroll solution for Dynamics AX on Azure, Advanced Payroll AX successfully met the needs of this growing Canadian business,” according to a statement.

Dynavistics Rolls Out Industry-Specific Solutions for Dynamics GP

Dynavistics, a provider of enterprise software, has released tailored industry solutions for Microsoft Dynamics GP for beer, spirit & wine and specialty food distributors. The solutions provide industry-specific functionality and enhance all aspects of the supply chain.

“For several years, Microsoft partners have requested specialized software for their distribution and wholesale clients in various industries. Dynavistics is happy to develop software offerings to meet the unique challenges of a given industry,” said Pamela McDaniel, managing partner of Dynavistics. “Due to our extensive inventory management experience, the food and beverage industries are a great place to launch our end-to-end solutions.”

To prepare for the release of its industry solutions, this year Dynavistics acquired the right to develop, via a source code license, the Trinity software for Dynamics GP in the Americas market from m-hance Limited, a UK-based Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner, according to company officials.

Since that time, Dynavistics has developed solutions for its first three vertical industries to “provide increased revenue, improved profitability, and unparalleled customer service, along with a more streamlined and connected workflow, officials stated.

Dynavistics plans to extend the reach of its tailored solutions to the following industries: HVAC, transportation, automotive, chemical, government, wholesale distribution, packaging, gaming and utilities, according to officials.

UK Museum Taps Dynamics NAV as Its New ERP System

After extensive upgrades, the Foundling Museum in the UK, which celebrates how artists have helped improve children’s lives for over 275 years, has selected Microsoft Dynamics NAV from The NAV People as its new enterprise resource planning solution.

The Foundling Museum has replaced manual cash registers with an electronic point-of-sale solution that now integrates into Dynamic NAV. The combined solution has enabled the company to operate more efficiently and it has streamlined the monthly VAT returns process from two days to less than 10 minutes, according to company officials.

Because it is a registered charity, the museum can claim Gift Aid on donations from individuals. Previously it would take the finance director about eight days a year to correlate the data to claim the much-needed funds, officials stated.

However, The NAV People has developed functionality to simplify the collating of the required donor declaration. And today the process has been completely automated and the reporting takes minutes to complete, according to officials.

About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.