By: Linda Rosencrance
Encore Business Solutions Inc., a Canadian-owned Microsoft Dynamics partner, has acquired Seattle-based Fine Solutions LLC.
All of Fine’s products and services will now be marketed and promoted under the Encore brand. The acquisition includes three offices in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, and employees who sell and provide professional consulting services for Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP and CRM.
The combined entity has a headcount of 120 employees based out of the four offices in Western Canada and Fine’s two US locations, with more than 800 Dynamics ERP and CRM customers across North America.
The companies describe themselves as being united by a common business culture, and believes the combined entity will be the leading Dynamics ERP and Dynamics 365 partner in the Pacific Northwest.
Encore CEO Brent Twist describes the acquisition as a “significant achievement in Encore’s long term strategic vision,” which includes introducing new products and services, and which “would inject more talented individuals into our organization.”
Fine Solutions Founder and CEO Dan Fine is enthused about the added scale, broader geographic reach, and talent the acquisition lends to the organization he built. “Our clients will profit from the experience and scope of the services that a larger company like Encore brings to the game,” he stated.
Fine Solutions in August made the Inc. 5000 2017 list as the fourth fastest-growing and privately-owned Microsoft Dynamics partner operating in the US. Its three-year growth was 61 percent, with $10.2 M in 2016 revenues, and a headcount of 42.
In February 2016, Fine Solutions acquired Issaquah, Washington-based Onza Solutions and its Dynamics GP business to deepen its focus in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California.