Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: Services acquisition; New Legal360 VP; Cloud integration update; Manufacturer CRM go-live

By: Linda Rosencrance

Hoboken’s eMazzanti Technologies Acquires Forceworks Office 365 Portfolio

eMazzanti Technologies, a retail IT consultant and managed services provider, has acquired a significant portion of the of portfolio of Forceworks, a Microsoft partner specializing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and related applications.

The acquisition of Forceworks’ Office 365 business expands eMazzanti’s customer base and service delivery to the Office 365 community while Forceworks is divesting to focus on its Dynamics 365 strength, according to company officials.

“This is a strategic move that allows us to focus 100% of our effort on the products we know best,” said Steve Mordue, CEO Forceworks, in a statement. “That means we can provide enhanced, more responsive service, and additional revenue-enhancing opportunities to our Dynamics 365 customers.”

360 Vertical Solutions Announces Tim Kenney as Vice President, Legal360

360 Vertical Solutions, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Partner of the Year has hired Tim Kenney as vice president of its new Legal360 product division.

Kenney is a legal industry veteran with over 25 years in the vertical as a practicing attorney, consultant and legal software executive. As vice president of the Legal360 division of 360 Vertical Solutions, Kenney will use his expertise and knowledge of law firms, the Microsoft technology stack, law office technology and consulting best practices to ensure that Legal360 achieves the same type of success as its sister division, AEC36O, according to company officials.

“I’m extremely impressed with what 360 Vertical Solutions has done to make the Dynamics CRM platform a user friendly legal-specific, business development power tool,” Kinney said in a statement. “Finally, there is a product that leverages the Microsoft’s Dynamics platform, delivers a powerful set of relationship intelligence functionality and bridges the gap between lawyers, marketing and business development teams.”


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SnapLogic Enhances Cloud Integration Platform to Reduce Time and Cost of Digital Initiatives

SnapLogic has rolled out its Summer 2017 (4.10) release of the SnapLogic Enterprise Integration Cloud that includes a series of enhancements to help customers automate, manage and monitor their integration processes.

The Summer 2017 release also features new and enhanced Snaps for improved connectivity and performance with Microsoft Dynamics 365, according to company officials. New capabilities include the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Upsert Snap that expands the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Snap Pack, allowing users to automatically update fields in batches from new and existing CRM files once they meet specific criteria, officials stated.

Rimex selects Purely CRM to Deploy Microsoft Dynamics CRM to Help Improve Productivity

Purely CRM, has successfully implemented the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Rimex, a custom manufacturer of off road wheel and rim assemblies. The solution was optimized for Rimex’s unique business processes producing wheels and rims worldwide.

The implementation replaced Rimex’s legacy sales management system, improving the manufacturing to sales process, integrations into its ERP system, and integration with its Microsoft Office Suite of tools, according to company officials.

“Focusing on business processes first, instead of technology first, allows us to truly focus on adding value through technology,” said Ron De Giusti, partner at Purely CRM, in a statement. “Most technology companies focus on the technology more than the business process, but we strongly believe that technology solely exists to streamline your processes and not the other way around and this could not be more pertinent than with CRM.”

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.