Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: NAV Beverage Win; AX solutions added to AppSource; Branding updates

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By:  Linda Rosencrance

Westons Cider Turns to Dynamics NAV from The NAV People to Improve Operations

Westons Cider has selected Microsoft Dynamics NAV from The NAV People to enable the family-run company to improve its UK and Australian operations.

The solution has improved production management through enhanced planning and forecasting; and has supported the organization in its rapid growth, according to officials of The NAV People.

Westons Cider needed a solution that could be tailored to its specific needs as a producer and exporter of beverages and could also be used internationally, officials stated. The company selected Dynamics NAV because it integrated with Drink-IT from The NAV People. Drink IT is an integrated  beverage business solution build on Dynamics NAV.

The solution delivers sector specific functionality and process management, including several individual modules supporting quality and recipe management, according to officials.

Dynamics NAV is now used across the entire organization, including in its Australian export business, with over a third of the workforce using it any given time, officials stated.

I.B.I.S. and Sonata Announce App Availability on Microsoft’s New AppSource

I.B.I.S. Inc. and parent company, Sonata Software, have announced the availability of their two solutions Microsoft’s AppSource-Advanced Supply Chain Software for Dynamics AX and Brick & Click Retail Solution.

I.B.I.S. and Sonata have industry specific solutions for retail and supply chain business available both on premise and now in the cloud via AppSource, according to officials of the companies.

Advanced Supply Chain Software for Microsoft Dynamics AX is a supply chain solution, designed to meet the needs of modern distributors and manufacturers, while Brick & Click for Dynamics AX is a retailing solution, officials said.

“We are excited that Microsoft is launching AppSource for business requirements, giving customers easy access to what they need,” said Ranga Puranik, president of I.B.I.S., in a statement. “We are happy to be a part of this cloud movement with two ISV solutions that strengthen the Dynamics AX solution for Microsoft clients, adding significant value.”

Jet Reports Launches New Website

Jet Reports has launched a new website aimed at providing companies using Microsoft Dynamics AX, Dynamics NAV and Dynamics GP with clear examples of how they can use financial reporting and business intelligence (BI) to transform business results.

Tara Grant, Jet Reports VP of Marketing, state that it was critically important that the website help the public understand the value technology and analytics brings to business today.

“No matter what your business analytics needs are, that’s how we have laid out the site,” Grant said in a statement. “This will be beneficial to Microsoft Partners as well, who want to educate customers about BI and reporting concepts and topics prior making a final decision about what they adopt,” Grant said.

Socius Rolls Out New Logo and Website

Business technology and consulting company Socius has launched a new website and logo.

The new website and brand presence is the latest expansion effort for the company, a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner and only 20-year member of the Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle, according to company officials.

The website features an animated video introduction to Socius, a live chat feature, a full list of Socius Affiliates, and an overview of the company and its many service offerings, including ERP, CRM, business intelligence and cloud solutions from Microsoft Dynamics, officials stated.

“We’re excited to give our customers a new look at our company,” said Jeff Geisler, CEO and Senior Managing Director of Socius, in a statement. “The goal of the rebranding initiative was to elevate the Socius story and highlight the company’s unique technology and consulting capabilities. As our business and industry evolves, we continue to respond with our own evolution to ensure we meet the needs of our customers.”

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