Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: Grants Management for Aussie Fed; AX Chem Integration; Document Automation Add-ons; New NAV Financing

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By: Linda Rosencrance

Fujitsu to Deliver Grants Management System for Australian Government Agency

Fujitsu is building and implementing a grants management system based on the Fujitsu Grants Management solution for the Australian federal government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

Comprised of a public portal powered by Microsoft Dynamics CRM, the Fujitsu Grants Manager will provide the system for the department’s Business Grants Hub. The department delivers a number of grants and services to businesses, some on behalf of a number of other federal government departments, according to company officials.

The department is looking to transform the way it connects with and supports businesses so that its services are easier to find and understand, quicker and easier to access, and more tailored to business needs, according to Clive Rossiter, the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s general manager.

“A key part of this is a digital end-to-end grants management solution that will enable us to streamline how we deliver grants, making it easier for our customers,” he stated.

Edgewater Fullscope Launches ChemAXpress

Edgewater Fullscope, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Edgewater Technology Inc. and provider of Microsoft Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM solutions to manufacturers, has launched ChemAXpress, one of the first new Microsoft Dynamics AX solutions available on Microsoft Azure.

ChemAXpress is a rapid deployment template to help streamline the time it takes to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution in a chemical manufacturing company, according to company officials. ChemAXpress is delivered through a ready-to-go environment in Azure using Microsoft Lifecycle Services.

“A large portion of our customer base is chemical manufacturers, especially those who make specialty chemicals for industrial and agricultural use, so it makes sense for us to develop a special solution for this market segment,” said Russell Smith, senior vice president, Edgewater Fullscope, in a statement. “We’ve leveraged our chemical industry experience, as well as our Microsoft Dynamics AX expertise, to create a robust tool to help these customers leverage the cloud to implement quickly.”

Document Automation Platform PandaDoc Launches Add-on Store

PandaDoc, a provider of proposal and contract management software, has launched the PandaDoc Add-on Store.

The Add-on Store lets customers personalize their experiences by picking and choosing the document add-ons they want to use, according to company officials. The PandaDoc Add-on Store also allows for a more seamless integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

PandaDoc’s suite of applications can now be optimized based on the specific needs of every department or project, officials stated. They can also be customized at the workspace level. In addition to PandaDoc’s tools, third-party applications will soon be available via the Add-on Store as well.

“With the introduction of the Add-on Store, we are making a strategic move towards becoming a developer ecosystem,” said PandaDoc CEO Mikita Mikado, in a statement. “The Add-on Store will significantly expand our offerings, allowing us to deliver add-ons created by third-party developers.”

QBS Offers Partners 0 Percent Financing on Dynamics NAV

Quattro Business Solutions (QBS Group) has launched a subsidized financing program to enable its business partners to accelerate growth by overcoming budgetary or cash constraints.

The QBS Group Finance program was designed and developed by Syscap, the UK channel finance firm, according to company officials.

The program begins with an extended payment finance incentive to help QBS’ business partners boost recurring revenue sales of Microsoft Dynamics NAV by making it easier to sell, officials said. The two-year, 0 percent payment terms offer, which will run until further notice, was created to allow legacy NAV clients to upgrade to the software’s current version.

The offer is available on Microsoft Dynamics NAV products including perpetual licenses, services and support for deals of £20,000 ($26,485) and above, officials said.

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