Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: GSA contract; SOC 2 Type II certification; UK partner buyout; Microsoft CRM vet joins partner

Tribridge Awarded GSA Multiple Award Schedules Contract

Tribridge, a DXC Technology company, is now a member of the US General Services Administration’s (GSA) Multiple Award Schedules, government acquisition program. Under the program, government agencies are able to purchase millions of commercial products and services at volume discount prices.

Tribridge will sell and implement solutions to help justice and public safety agencies manage their operations; assist state and local agencies with solutions focused on efficiencies, transparency and serving constituents; and offer public health solutions to constituents in need of public care, benefits, assistance or treatment, according to company officials.

“This partnership streamlines the sales process for all parties and puts us in a better position to meet the needs of our current public-sector customers, while also providing awareness of our capabilities to other government agencies,” said Josh Jaquish, vice president, public sector at Tribridge, in a statement.

Fastpath Completes SOC 2 Type II Certification

Fastpath, a provider of in audit, security, and compliance software, announced today that it has successfully completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II audit. Fastpath tools work across many platforms, including Microsoft Dynamics (AX, 365, GP, NAV, SL and CRM).

The Type II report states that Fastpath’s Type I controls, which already meet The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants standards, have been operating effectively over the last six months. The report is further evidence that Fastpath’s information security practices, policies, procedures, and operations meet the highest industry standards, according to company officials.

“This is a key milestone for Fastpath. It demonstrates that we value security, availability, confidentiality, and privacy for our software and our customers,” said Fastpath CEO Andy Snook, in a statement. “The benefits for us are two-fold. Rigorous development and implementation of these practices not only serves to keep our company’s sensitive information confidential, but it also allows us to better solve our client’s problems surrounding their own security.”

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Eque2 Completes Management Buyout Backed by LDC

UK-based software firm Eque2 has completed a management buyout backed by private equity firm LDC. Eque2 supplies business management software to more than 1,400 customers in the construction, house building and contracting industries

The multi-million dollar investment will be used to speed the firm’s growth strategy and buy-and-build program, as well as fund the simultaneous acquisition of the Miracle Dynamics payroll and HR solution, according to company officials. Miracle Dynamics is a supplier of human resources management technology to the Microsoft Dynamics business applications market and will expand Eque2’s current offering.

The investment means that LDC will take a significant minority stake in Eque2’s business as well as support the immediate acquisition of the Miracle Dynamics Payroll and HR Solution. LDC’s investment also offers an exit for private equity firm Livingbridge, which has backed Eque2 since 2013, officials said.

“With the financial firepower and support of LDC we’re confident that we can establish ourselves as the construction industry’s leading provider of specialist business management software and the Miracle Dynamics acquisition is an exciting first step on this journey,” Richard Beaton, executive chairman at Eque2, said in a statement.

GrantVantage Hires Veteran Microsoft Sales Executive

Microsoft partner GrantVantage has hired former Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions specialist Andrew Winters as its director of business development. Winters has over 20 years of hands-on experience selling Microsoft technologies to both government and private sectors.

After working at Microsoft in the Dynamics practice for more than seven years, Winters is well-versed in developing a channel and pipeline with a cloud-based industry-focused solution, according to company officials. In addition to direct sales, Winters will be responsible for supporting Microsoft and other GrantVantage partners’ sales activities.

“The GrantVantage solution is tightly integrated to the Microsoft cloud and Dynamics 365, we are confident Andrew will leverage his software and licensing expertise to assist our customers in finding the right solutions to address their grant management needs,” said Brion Bonkowski, GrantVantage co-founder, in a statement.