Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: NZ AX Acquisition; Cloud NAV win; Filipino AX Retail Win; GP EDI CfMD

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by Linda Rosencrance

In this week’s Microsoft Dynamics partner news roundup:
  • UXC Eclipse Acquires Dynamics AX Division of Koorb Consulting;
  • YunoJuno Live on Dynamics NAV in the Cloud;
  • Shakey’s Pizza Taps Dynamics AX for Retail;
  • Data Masons Achieves Certified for Dynamics GP 2015 Accreditation

UXC Eclipse Acquires Dynamics AX Division of Koorb Consulting

UXC Eclipse Ltd has acquired the Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft business intelligence divisions of Microsoft partner Koorb Consulting Ltd in New Zealand. UXC Eclipse is a wholly owned subsidiary of UXC Limited.

With the acquisition, UXC Eclipse becomes largest Microsoft Dynamics AX partner in New Zealand and one of the top two largest AX partners globally, company officials said.

UXC Eclipse has operated Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV practices in New Zealand since 2006. Adding Koorb Microsoft Dynamics AX and BI divisions will enable the company to grow its business in the region, officials said.

“There are great synergies between UXC Eclipse and the Koorb Consulting business,” said Bradley Stroop, CEO, UXC Eclipse, in a statement. “This acquisition sees two very similar businesses come together, both with a Microsoft Dynamics AX and BI focus, and significant market presence.”

“In the last 18 months, UXC Eclipse made two significant acquisitions in North America, growing the company in the United States to over 200 people with revenues currently at $68 million,” said Cris Nicolli, managing director, UXC, in a statement. [This] acquisition sees a renewed focus on the APAC region, where we have always been highly successful. It will cement UXC Eclipse’s position as the largest Microsoft Dynamics AX partner in New Zealand, expanding the business with more than 50 staff and over 200 local customers.”

UXC Eclipse will integrate the Koorb Dynamics AX and BI professional services teams within its existing New Zealand professional services infrastructure, company officials said. Moving forward Koorb will focus on its Microsoft CRM and SharePoint businesses.

TVision Technology Takes YunoJuno Live on Dynamics NAV in the Cloud

UK-based Microsoft Gold Partner TVision Technology has successfully implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV for London-based professional services company YunoJuno.

YunoJuno was established in 2012 to build a platform and community for freelancers, and has grown rapidly since that time. YunoJuno’s vision is enable freelancers and employers to connect with each other in a direct, transparent and cost-effective way, company officials said.

One of the services YunoJune provides is managing invoices and payments for freelancers. But to do that effectively, the company needed a platform that offered greater integration with its portal and decided Dynamics NAV was the solution to meet its needs, officials said.

“We chose Dynamics NAV as the leading Dynamics solution for the UK, said Harpreet Sahota, Financial Controller, YunoJuno, in a statement. “The user interface and integration with MS Office is very impressive.”

“This has been a great project to work on,” said Nicki Stewart, TVision Technology,’s sales and marketing director, in the statement. “NAV is now very affordable for growing companies such as YunoJuno. More importantly it is also very accessible. YunoJunos team impressed us with how quickly they picked up how NAV works, a credit to them and also to the user-friendliness of NAV. We look forward to a long and happy partnership.”

Shakey’s Pizza Taps Dynamics AX for Retail

Microsoft partner Ignify has announced that Shakey’s Pizza is its newest Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail customer.

Philippines-based International Family Food Services Inc. is the largest operator of the Shakey’s Pizza brand in the world. The Dynamics AX for Retail solution on Azure will be deployed to over 200 stores in the Philippines.

Shakey’s plans to deploy Dynamics AX for Retail to consolidate its point of sale, retail operations, production facilities, and financial management systems into one system, according to company officials.

Dynamics AX will also enable Shakey’s to continue building on its “Guest First” core value. The ability to set up tables by restaurant in the system, as well as assign tables to parties, configure table transfers, and record table numbers on dine-in orders placed online or by phone, will enable Shakey’s to provide the best customer service, officials said.

Data Masons Achieves Certified for Dynamics GP 2015 Accreditation

Data Masons Software has announced that its Vantage Point EDI solution is now Certified for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015, signifying that the solution has met Microsoft highest standard for quality in partner-developed software.

Vantage Point is now the only EDI solution that is certified for both Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics AX, according to company officials.

Vantage Point EDI for Dynamics GP achieves the industry’s tightest ERP integration and provides full automation of key EDI processes without requiring customizations and per-document transaction fees, officials said.

“Dynamics GP is a strategic platform for Data Masons Software and we’ve had great success over the last 10 years supporting it,” said Glenn McPeak, Director, in a statement. “We are very proud that our solution, Vantage Point EDI, and our organization are recognized by Microsoft for our commitment to the Dynamics GP platform.”

About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in Massachusetts. She has written about information technology for 10 years. She has been a journalist since the late 1980s. She wrote for numerous community newspapers in the Boston area, where she covered politics and was a high-profile investigative reporter. She has freelanced for the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. She is the published author of four true crime books “Murder at Morses Pond,” “An Act of Murder,” “Ripper”, and “Bone Crusher” for Kensington Publishing Corp. (Pinnacle imprint). She has just started her fifth true crime book for Kensington.