Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: NAV for Oil & Gas; Hotelier Taps NAV; CPQ + eSignatures; D365 ROI Tool

By: Linda Rosencrance

New Microsoft Dynamics Technology to Help Oil & Gas Companies Improve Productivity

Evolve iMS (Information Management Systems) of Aberdeen, Scotland, has just launched a solution to help oil and gas transform their processes and improve productivity using Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

The privately-funded company, which said it has already secured contracts totaling £200,000 ($224,110), aims to become a leading ERP solutions provider within the next three years, according to company officials.

Evolve iMS was co-founded by director Clarke Shepherd and will be headed up by service delivery manager Lisa Reid, and Toby Crowther, a Dynamics NAV technical consultant, who both have extensive experience in ERP development. Crowther has worked as a NAV developer at Intergen in Australia and LINKFRESH in the UK.

The company currently employs four people and plans to recruit another three over the next three months, officials said.


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Kempinski Hotels Employs Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Optimize Inventory Management, Improve Efficiency and Reduce Operational Costs

Kempinski Hotels has selected Dynamics NAV, augmented with nHancedNav from The NAV People, to optimize efficiency within each hotel and increase visibility into expenses across the organization.

Deploying Dynamics NAV across the entire group will enable Kempinski to automate manual processes, reduce headcount costs through improved working practices and optimize inventory management across its entire portfolio of 75 hotels in 30 countries, according to company officials.

“Kempinski Hotels wanted the benefits that an enterprise resource planning tool can deliver without the crippling price tag,” said Ian Humphries, managing & product director at The NAV People, in a statement. “Microsoft Dynamics NAV delivers excellent core functionality and can be extended with a range of add-on applications developed specifically for the platform.”

AssureSign and Experlogix Co-Venture in New Partnership

Experlogix, a provider of configure, price, quote technology, has teamed with AssureSign to extend electronic signing capability within its Microsoft Dynamics 365 integration.

AssureSign’s electronic signature capabilities within Experlogix’ interface will aid the Experlogix front-to-back-office flow and reduce the quote-to-cash cycle for customers, according to officials of the companies.

With AssureSign, Experlogix will achieve unprecedented document completion within the Dynamics 365 environment, while eliminating processing errors and diminishing expenditures, officials said.

“This is an exciting partnership for Experlogix and AssureSign alike, as we further expand our footprint within the Microsoft Dynamics community,” said AssureSign CEO David Brinkman, in a statement. “We are enthusiastic to see another successful and mutually beneficial partnership to further benefit our Dynamics customers.”

Hitachi Solutions America Partners with Nucleus Research to Deliver Microsoft Dynamics 365 ROI Financial Modeling Tool

Hitachi Solutions America Ltd. has teamed up with Nucleus Research to provide a financial modeling tool based on Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Azure solutions.

The ROI Financial Modeling Tool provides an instant report that estimates how much money a company will save by moving to Dynamics 365, according to officials of the companies. It will provide the detailed information prospects need during each stage in the sales process from initial evaluation through financial justification to senior management, officials said.

“This new Financial Modeling tool, backed by Nucleus Research’s trusted methodology, enables us to continue modernizing and delivering value to our customers and prospects on Microsoft’s new Dynamics 365 platform,” said Michael Strand, senior vice president, global sales and marketing, at Hitachi Solutions America, in a statement.

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.