Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: Wine System for NAV; Canadian Network Expands; eCommerce/ERP for Distributors; RapidStart for Dynamics CRM

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by Linda Rosencrance

In this week’s Microsoft Dynamics partner news roundup:

  • TVision’s Wine System Now Certified for Microsoft Dynamics NAV;
  • Second Foundation Joins SBS Group Canada Partner Network;
  • ENAVATE Launches Integrated eCommerce, ERP Solution for Wholesale Distributors;
  • Intellitec Adopts RapidStart CRM for Dynamics CRM Online

TVision’s Wine System Now Certified for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

TVision Technology has announced that its Wine System solution is now Certified for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, signifying that the solution has met Microsoft’s highest standard for quality in partner-developed software.

By successfully meeting all certification requirements, TVision’s Wine System is now the only certified solution for the UK wine trade, according to the company. TVision is the 19th UK ERP partner to successfully acquire the certification for partner-developed solutions.

For clients, Certified for Microsoft Dynamics identifies Microsoft Dynamics solutions that have been tested for compatibility, meet high quality standards, and are successfully used by their peers in the industry, officials said. For wine merchants, the Wine System offers industry functionality with the benefits of Microsoft.

“We are excited about the opportunities CfMD brings, particularly following the successful deployment of the solution in the US two years ago,” said Claudio Martell, product manager for the Wine System, in a statement.

Second Foundation Joins SBS Group Canada Partner Network

Microsoft Master VAR SBS Group has expanded its Canadian Partner Network Program with the addition Second Foundation Consulting, a Microsoft Dynamics NAV, GP and CRM partner specializing in the fashion, retail, manufacturing and distribution industries. Second Foundation Consulting is headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario and now represents the SBS Group South Western Ontario Office.

For over 21 years, Second Foundation has helped clients gain benefits from their accounting and manufacturing systems, according to officials of the companies. Second Foundation is a consistent Microsoft President’s Club member, a CDN Top 100 VAR, and previous winner of Microsoft’s Impact Award and Dynamics Partner of the Year.

“The addition of Second Foundation expands our reach into Eastern Canada,” said Joseph Longo, chief operating officer at SBS Group, in a statement. “We have built a successful program designed for partner organizations who want to grow and expand their business. Partners affiliated with SBS Group can leverage a large network of resources to enrich their customer experiences.”

ENAVATE Launches Integrated eCommerce, ERP Solution for Wholesale Distributors

ENAVATE has announced its first general availability release since acquiring the MBS Dev eCommerce and Dynamics AX ERP Distribution platform from Essendant Inc., in December 2014.

The Dynamics AX 2012 R3 release allows independent office products and janitorial/sanitation distributors to compete with large online retailers such as Amazon, providing the same B2C online shopping experience customers have come to expect from their business vendors, according to company officials

In addition to providing beefed up eCommerce functionality, ENAVATE’s product roadmap plan gives distributors access to Microsoft’s newest platforms, Dynamics AX7 and Azure cloud hosting, officials said. By keeping up with Microsoft, ENAVATE’s Advanced Distribution ERP platform is the most advanced system offered by a third party technology provider in the office products and janitorial/sanitation distribution space.

“Office products and janitorial distribution remain major industry segments for us,” said Kevin Dooley, ENAVATE’s chief sales and marketing officer, in a statement. “We will continue to focus our deeply skilled resources, IP and development investments on product and service innovations for these and other focused distribution segments.”

Intellitec Adopts RapidStart CRM for Dynamics CRM Online

Intellitec Solutions has announced that it will offer the RapidStart CRM solution for clients that want to implement Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online in an expedited manner.

Intellitec Solutions’ new model will allow businesses to have predictable costs, and still have the “value of a partner-led CRM engagement with defined deliverables,” company officials said.

“We are seeing more and more that companies come to us having tried to implement Microsoft CRM themselves without success,” said Rick Sommer, president of Intellitec Solutions, in a statement. “They do not have the time or budget for a long implementation, but at the same time, need the guidance of a partner for configuring Microsoft CRM.”

Intellitec Solutions’ RapidStart CRM solution will give these businesses the option of a low-cost, fixed-scope setup of Dynamics CRM that will have them up and running quickly, according to officials.

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.